It’s 2018 and top talent is scarce. With the job marketing tightening, candidates hold most of the power. Top talent does not stay on the market for very long, sometimes only for a matter of days.
So, how can your recruiters beat the competition to the winning candidate?
Too often, management experiences significant periods of time in which new hires are not yet contributing to sales, internal culture, and the overall success of the company. In many cases, it can take almost a year for a newly hired employee to reach full productivity. One of the best ways to have new employees become successful is to have a great onboarding process.
Within a Sales team, your phone system can play a large role in lowering the ramp time for new hires. Why not utilize the tool already embedded in the day to day of your business to train and motivate new hires? Below are 5 tips on how you improve onboarding for new hires:
Have you ever stopped to think about how long it takes to make a phone call?
On the surface it seems like a simple process, but even with a CRM you need to search for the contact, find their phone number, manually dial it into your handset, check it twice and ring: just to then be hit with a voicemail. You and your sales teams lose vital time that puts you behind your competitors.
Bring your business processes up to speed with the simplicity of modern tech by connecting your CRM with the business communication tools you use daily. No more searching for contacts, manually dialling their number and losing the notes you scribble down on a post-it note. All the relevant call information, alongside the call recording, call notes and follow up tasks can be logged against the contact record in the CRM.
This is just the beginning for a CRM communication integration; there are plenty of simple but effective ways for your sales teams to save time, combat missed opportunities and get ahead of competitors using advanced communications tools.
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.
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.
Recruitment consultants spend a significant amount of time making calls to prospective candidates and clients whilst working on storing these interactions into their CRM. It is clear that these two disparate systems need to be connected for recruiters to work more efficiently and be able to place candidates more successfully. To bridge this gap between your phone and your CRM system, a good starting point is investigating CRM-telephony integration.
For most of us, the word ‘disruption’ has negative connotations associated with – generally unwanted or unplanned – disturbance to an activity or process. This is, however, untrue for digital disruption which is truly transforming various industries – for the better. Take the Recruitment industry, for example. Digital disruption is helping recruiters become more productive, freeing up their time to attract and connect with more candidates and clients.
From working with many recruitment businesses that use our product, we have an understanding of the time-pressured environments that recruiters can operate in, and equally, understand just how long it can take to search for a candidate record or upload detailed call notes straight to your CRM system.
With a growing number of talented candidates available, and employers receiving from anywhere between 20 and 100 applications per job opening, according to CV Library; it is even more important to ensure that organisations are receiving the right candidates for the role.