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From candidate engagement to contractor care, from SaaS and onboarding best practices, from burrata to Galbi... here's what's cooking at Sense.

How forward-thinking staffing firms approach candidate data

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Nov 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It’s a pretty safe bet that you know data is important. Just about every staffing firm wants to collect data. Large, popular companies are under fire for covertly taking it from their customers -- but why? Because it’s valuable.  These companies use data to make smarter business decisions and ultimately, to generate revenue. 

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Topics: big data, candidate engagement, database marketing

Are you texting like a human?

Posted by Katie Rubak, Product Marketing Manager on Nov 6, 2019 2:24:43 PM

Imagine reaching out to thousands of candidates in your database with an 88% total inbound response rate. If you’re like most staffing firms, you’d KILL for numbers in that stratosphere. With texting and the right candidate engagement platform, it is absolutely possible. 

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Topics: happy contractors, candidate engagement, texting

How to build credibility and generate demand for your brand today

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Nov 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

I had a great time in Las Vegas recently at HR Tech. This event has been held for over 20 years, bringing thousands of HR and technology professionals together to share, learn and discuss.

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Topics: recruitment marketing strategies, Research, research marketing

What’s next for your business and the liquid workforce

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Oct 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Freelancers, consultants, contingent workers, part-time employees -- these non-traditional workers make up the liquid workforce. And they’re an increasingly powerful component of today’s forward-thinking businesses. 

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Topics: liquid workforce, staffing technology, contingent workers

This is where a select number of organizations excel at contingent workforce management

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Oct 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The liquid workforce has become a major force in today’s businesses. Headlines spend plenty of time talking about freelancers, ICs and consultants, but this trend is about much more than headlines. 70% of businesses are using some part of the liquid workforce. 

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Topics: freelancers, gig workforce, independent contractors, liquid workforce, contingent workers

Why so many organizations struggle to manage contingent workers

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Oct 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to tracking time for contingent workers, businesses have it down pat. But actually managing the liquid workforce? Well, there’s some work to do. 

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Topics: staffing industry, surveys, freelancers, liquid workforce, contingent workers

The most efficient and effective path to creating a cohesive candidate experience

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Oct 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Today’s talent is savvier than ever. We talk about this quite a bit on the Sense blog. It’s just that to stand out and land talent, employers are expected to go above and beyond what worked in the past. A concerted, strategic effort is necessary, especially with today’s 4% unemployment rate. 

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Topics: candidate experience, candidate satisfaction, candidate engagement

This is where many staffing firms drop the ball on talent engagement

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Oct 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

With any number of client reqs and candidates in the pipeline, while sales works on landing new clients, every department of your staffing firm is firing on all cylinders on any given day. While everyone is seemingly moving full speed ahead on the tasks on their plates, it can be difficult to be sure everyone is on the same page. 

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Topics: candidate experience, candidate satisfaction, candidate engagement

The power and potential of re-engaging dormant candidates

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Oct 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If your staffing firm has been operating for at least a year or so, chances are your database is teeming with qualified talent. While you may have only placed anywhere from a few dozen to a few hundred (or more), there are many, many more candidates waiting in your database for you to match them with the right opportunity. All you need is the right technology and processes to uncover them. 

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Topics: automation, contractor care, contractor engagement, candidate engagement, dormant candidates, database marketing

Top 10 conferences that should be on your calendar this fall

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Sep 26, 2019 10:22:16 AM

As the staffing industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, so are staffing and recruiting events evolving to keep attendees informed and armed to take action. While summer vacations may have wrapped up and the kids are back in school, there are plenty of opportunities to stay on top of industry trends and have a bit of fun at the same time. 😊

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Topics: staffing industry, Staffing Industry Events

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