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Personalize Your Calling Strategy by Having Local Presence

By | Communications, Customer Experience, Productivity, Recruitment, Sales, Technology

Is your calling strategy personalized? 

Have you ever received a call from a local number, and realized it was a business outside of your area trying to reach you? By recognizing the local number they used, you were more likely to answer the phone. Many businesses take advantage of the familiarity the local presence feature provides to reach their customers faster.  

Establish familiarity and trust with the person you are calling by controlling the number that displays from outbound calls as a local number. With an area code customized to your customer/client location, your phone call has a better chance of being recognized and answered.  

What is Local Presence?  

Essentially, local presence is an effective feature that enables users to call anyone using a local phone number. Using local presence lends to benefits across various teams because familiar-looking numbers can boost the number of calls picked up by customers, clients, candidates, or anyone.  

By controlling the number that displays from outbound campaigns, your teams have the freedom to target specific markets. Even though the number is displayed with a local area code, all calls are automatically routed back to the user who made the call – wherever they are. Having full ownership of the local number means that it can be assigned to anyone in your business. 

How does Local Presence enhance the customer experience? 

Here’s aexample. Think of a third-party ‘Customer Success Team’ reaching out to customers on behalf of their clients. They want to keep their clients satisfied by making sure the customers have been contacted successfully. Since their clients are located across the US, agents use phone numbers assigned to each client with an area code that aligns with their geography. The agents can reach customers more successfully by using Local Presence, because the numbers match client locations.  

Why limit your growing organization to one place, when you can have a national presence? If your company is based in New York but has an office in Denver, you can still reach out using numbers with area codes in New York through Local Presence. 

Can recruiters benefit from Local Presence? 

Like the ‘Customer Success Team’ experience explained previously, recruitment teams can represent their clients with more recognition by using Local Presence. Local Presence uses local area codes tailored to the location where the candidate is answering the phone; candidates that recognize their own area code are more likely to pick up.  

To learn more about Local Presence through CloudCall and the benefits our features can bring to your business, schedule a demo with our team.   

Benefits of Team Collaboration Software

By | Communications, Productivity, Technology

Finding the perfect collaboration tool for your team can be a lengthy process. Luckily, collaboration software works as an all-in-one service to improve overall productivity. If you’re currently using multiple communication tools, you are probably experiencing some level of confusion. That’s why you’ll see productive teams merging their communication tools into one cohesive software platform.  

Teams utilizing team collaboration software resolve issues quickly and do not waste time alternating between different tools. While saving time is important, it is also important to build relationships within teams.  Read More

4 Reasons to Text Your Sales Prospects

By | Communications, Sales, Technology

Text messaging, as a business communication channel, has surpassed email when head-to-head for open rates and conversion. So, does texting improve sales? 

Sales professionals can integrate the power of SMS directly into their current software and by doing so, companies can track the valuable data that comes from business SMS. With the added convenience lending to higher conversion rates it’s no surprise that professional communication through texting is increasing.  

When building a relationship with your prospect, make sure that you ask them if they would be OK with you texting them. They will probably say yes, considering 55% of text message users say they would prefer to receive a text over a phone callBut before you start texting, remember never to text a prospect that you have not spoken to on the phone with first. Texting before a call can decrease the likelihood of reaching that lead. Read More

New year, new tech – How to prepare your recruitment team for the busy year ahead.

By | Communications, Technology

New year means new tech. The start of the new year is the perfect time to invest in new tech and get a head start against your competitors – have a team that works faster and harder with new and improved technology. There are more recruiting tools than ever before to help make the process a bit easier. Looking ahead to 2019, the digital transformation of the recruiting industry could be heavily impacted by AI, blockchain and communication systems – among others.  Read More

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7 Steps to Successful Computer Telephony Integration (CTI)

By | Communications, Customer Experience, Management, Technology

This 7-step guide provides an overview of what you should consider when integrating telephony (CTI) into your CRM if you don’t want it to turn into a nightmare.

 

1. Understand what CTI means and how it relates to your requirements

There are lots of acronyms out there in tech land, and CTI is another to decipher. Read our blog here to learn more about CTI, but in essence it is the software that allows computers to interact with a phone system. However, the first step you should take is pinpoint exactly what it is that you want to do. At this stage your focus needs to be broadly on what outcomes you want, and then move to what technology might exist to help you.

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What is Computer Telephony Integration (CTI)?

By | Customer Experience, Productivity, Technology

CTI stands for Computer Telephony Integration. In essence, it is any technology that allows computers to interact with a phone system, moving control of the telephony platform to a computerised environment. Often this is achieved by taking advantage of cloud technology as opposed to using a more traditional hardware approach such as an on-premise PBX.

You may have already used CTI – directly or indirectly, for example:

  • The on-screen notification you see when a call is coming in? – CTI
  • When you call the bank and you reach the right person that you need to speak to. – CTI
  • When the agent that you’re speaking to knows loads of information about you (once you pass the screening test!) – CTI

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3 ways to keep your recruiting, mobile!

By | Candidate Experience, Recruitment, Technology

The office desk has a lot going for it. Your PC’s desktop is crammed with every file you’ve ever needed from the past five years. That teddy bear you picked up from a recruiting fair the week before you achieved top biller is keeping a watchful eye on proceedings. Your drawers are full of an array of biscuits, sweets and crisps that would bring an Instagram ‘influencer’ out in cold sweats.

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