These smartphones are used to send emails, surf the net, and of course receive text messages (SMS). But why should you consider SMS as a recruitment tool? Read More
When looking for a telephony integration, Dan Cushing, Managing Partner at Connexion, knew that improving the candidate and employee experience was their top priority. Recruiters using our platform are able to make placements faster by increasing the quality of important conversations with candidates by SMS.
Dan reveals the benefits of integrated communications for his team saying, “It’s fully integrated and it works, that’s why it won out.” His team loves CloudCall because everything they do integrates directly into Bullhorn. Read More
With more people using smartphones, text messaging or “texting” is becoming the most popular way to communicate. It’s simple, efficient and effective with 95% of texts from businesses being read within 3 minutes of being sent – Forbes. But texting for business purposes is not the same as messaging your friends. It’s good to follow a few basic rules to maintain professionalism.
Avoid abbreviations and emojis
If you are communicating in a professional environment, avoid using abbreviations and emojis because these can come across as informal, and not everyone can be expected to understand what they mean.
Deliver important messages and target key groups with broadcast messaging. Broadcast messaging provides a cost-effective method of sending bulk text messaging to multiple contacts. Use broadcast capabilities to boost response rates and increase connections with contacts.
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 call. But 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