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.
It’s been one week since Bullhorn Live and we’re all still talking about it!
This year, Bullhorn Live was even bigger and better, with 2 days filled with information-packed sessions and workshops from industry-leaders who shared such valuable insights with us.
According to a recent survey carried out by Bullhorn, improving the management of client and candidate relationships is a top priority for 42% of recruiters. Managing those relationships often comes down to the quality of the conversations that you have.
The CloudCall Team had an amazing time at Bullhorn Engage 2017 last week! Every year Engage surpasses itself, with the speakers, sessions and attendees.
Industry leaders came together to connect and learn, while exploring the possibilities of the remarkable staffing industry. Our team engaged with customers, partners, staffing leaders while expanding our knowledge of recruitment and industry needs.
Business process automation is becoming a common discussion point for larger Recruitment organisations using advanced CRM systems. The ability to “systemize” process creates consistency , predictability and scalability. The visualisation of performance using user friendly Dashboards and Reports enables management to scrutinize and control crucial KPIs.
However, many Recruitment businesses are experiencing disjointed customer and candidate journeys. This is primarily because the various touch points within the recruitment business operate within separate silos. For instance, it is still rare to see Recruitment and Staffing professionals working from a single system that gives a unified view of a Candidate (emails, phone conversations, CV and Social Data). This in turn means that conversations that happen between a candidate or customer and their recruiter rarely make it to the management team who can effect impactful actions and improvements based directly on this real-time information.
Do you use a CRM system to manage information related to customers and prospects? Does your sales team use the phone extensively to connect to prospects while storing data in CRM? Is your customer services team optimised to handle a large amount of inbound calls? If you answered yes to at least two of those questions, it may be time to consider a switch from a traditional business phone system (PBX) to computer telephony integration (CTI).
At one point in time, the humble telephone was used by businesses simply to make calls – pick up the phone, dial a number and speak to the customer. But with advances in technology, they can now do so much more. Modern telephony helps to combine the best of both the worlds – the humble telephone meets technology. Computer-telephony integrations bridge the gap between your telephone system and your data helping businesses handle calls better, drive productivity and improve customer satisfaction.
Technology has heavily influenced sales and marketing strategy. We have come a long way from the days of using spreadsheets, Filofax and fax machines, and even phones, as part of the sales process. These days, it’s all about using one, single technology solution that covers all key business activities. There are a number of software tools or platforms available for boosting a business’s productivity.
CRM systems have taken a significant role in all companies – from start-ups to big corporations. Sales teams use it to manage their pipelines. Sourcing teams use it to manage their suppliers. Support teams use it as their knowledge base. Some companies even choose to integrate their accounting system into their CRM, in order to have a 360˚ view of their customer profiles.