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
Flexibility is important for teams who travel during the holiday season, when winter weather and visiting family across the country, might prevent them from being able to get to the office. So, it’s important that they have the tools to be able to work from where ever they are.
And working remotely shouldn’t mean giving up management visibility if you implement the right strategy.
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:
Over the past few decades, communications technology has evolved rapidly, and we now depend on our mobile phones so much that we check them 55 times per day, averaging 20,000 times per year.
People are becoming accustomed to fast and easy responses to texts, emails and social media messaging. In fact, research by OpenMarket found that Millennials in particular are not very receptive to traditional communication methods and 75% prefer texting to calling. Meanwhile, only 24% of emails are being read at all and countless voicemails are deleted before being listened to.
Recruiters can embrace this opportunity and reach the top talent first by starting conversations and building relationships using the communication channels their candidates prefers. With a growing Millennial workforce, it’s key that recruiters embrace the mobile first behaviour that drives modern communication.
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.
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.