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Alexandra Kane

Alexandra Kane
Head of Marketing, Sense

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How BelFlex Leveraged Automation to Drive Placements, Increase Productivity, and Grow NPS

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Sep 15, 2020 8:00:52 AM

With 31 offices across the U.S. and more than three decades of success, BelFlex is one of the country’s top staffing firms specializing in light industrial work. When BelFlex came on board  with Sense, they were looking for an automation solution that could amplify their core values of service and people, while providing a more efficient experience from bottom to top.

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How Advanced Group Moves Faster and Smarter with SMS

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Aug 31, 2020 10:54:54 AM

As the parent company to three unique staffing brands, Advanced Group fills a wide range of roles from finance to healthcare to creative services. With smart tech at the forefront of their engagement strategy, the firm has been using texting as an important component of their communication plan for years. 

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Topics: automation, Case Studies, text messaging, COVID-19, case study, staffing engagement

Your client talent texting template starter kit

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Aug 25, 2020 8:14:34 AM

Now more than ever, staffing firms are seeking better, more powerful ways to communicate with talent and clients. Here at Sense, we are constantly measuring and reviewing data to determine which modes of communication are most likely to be read and even more importantly -- to receive a response.

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Topics: Net Promoter Score (NPS), text messaging, texting, client satisfaction, dormant candidates, remote work

Your talent texting template starter kit

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Aug 19, 2020 3:59:43 PM

We’ve been talking about texting for recruiters here on the Sense blog for awhile now. As we look for ways to not only improve communications with talent, but especially to improve responses and results, texting has quickly emerged as one of -- if not the most -- powerful ways to do just that. 

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Topics: contractor care, candidate engagement, text messaging, texting, dormant candidates, remote work

How to keep your staffing operations running both during and after the current crisis

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Aug 17, 2020 10:25:08 AM

The last 4+ months have provided a heck of a learning curve for most of us, haven’t they? The world turned upside down, seemingly overnight, and as individuals and business leaders, we’ve had to pivot, acclimate, learn and simultaneously take a huge, deep breath to get through this time.

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Topics: staffing companies, contractor care, employee engagement, staffing trends, digital transformation, COVID-19, remote work

How Avionte CONNECT showed us real connections can happen virtually

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Aug 12, 2020 2:58:50 PM

Earlier this month, our friends at Avionte held their annual CONNECT conference, and like all events these days, it was entirely virtual. And truthfully, they nailed it. We were proud to be Platinum Sponsors of this event, and were excited to see what happened with their all online agenda.With a compelling agenda filled with everything from thought leadership presentations to user-centric help sessions, virtual ‘booths’ that attendees visited live to chat with partners, and fun virtual activities like scavenger hunts and video competitions, CONNECT really had it all. 

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Topics: staffing conferences, automation, candidate engagement, dormant candidates, partnerships, database automation

How to magically uncover passive talent in your ATS with automation

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Aug 10, 2020 6:48:46 AM

You’ve spent a lot of time and resources over the years to build up your candidate database. The only problem is, at any given time, most of your database sits dormant. Some may have applied and never interviewed, while others simply applied and never heard back, or even interviewed but didn’t get the job.

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Topics: automation, candidate engagement, dormant candidates, database automation

How you can meet high demand while still delivering a great candidate experience

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Jul 29, 2020 6:48:54 AM

The pandemic has presented all sorts of challenges and uniquities that none of us could have foreseen at the beginning of the year. Staffing firms who serve essential industries like home care, healthcare, grocery, retail and construction (to name a few) are seeing massive surges in demand for talent. Other industries may have fewer reqs, but a surge in demand for jobs that is overwhelming their already-stressed recruiters. 

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Topics: automation, candidate experience, text messaging, recruiting chatbot

Volt Information Sciences, Inc. Implements State-of-the-Art Technologies for Talent Onboarding and Engagement

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Jul 9, 2020 7:10:47 AM

NEW YORK--()--Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (“Volt” or the “Company”) (NYSE-AMERICAN: VOLT), a global provider of staffing services, today announced new partnerships with EmployStream and Sense, a pair of industry-leading technology platforms which streamline the recruiting and onboarding process and ensure a premium candidate experience.

Volt’s partnership with EmployStream demonstrates its ongoing investment of resources in technology tools to drive next-generation workforce solutions. The onboarding automation platform will accelerate the Company’s hiring and onboarding of contingent workers, while maintaining compliance and managing workflows in Volt’s existing applicant tracking system (“ATS”). The cloud-based, mobile-first solution streamlines onboarding for both candidates and recruiters, who can use it from any device.

Volt’s commitment to technology is also evident through its partnership with Sense, whose platform automates outreach and engagement between the Company and its contingent workforce, driving improved communications from the recruiting stage to redeployment. This technology likewise works seamlessly with Volt's ATS, allowing the Company to more easily maintain and enrich relationships with all active candidates in its database.

Linda Perneau, Volt’s President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “These new partnerships will bring efficiencies and an improved user experience to our Volt colleagues and field employees, who will have access to these platforms every day, from anywhere, and on any device. These technologies are especially helpful to our workforce during this time and will benefit Volt well into the future as an ever-increasing share of communications and processes occur electronically.”

“It’s exciting to see cutting-edge staffing firms like Volt so committed to improving the onboarding experience for their candidates,” said Gerald Hetrick, Chief Executive Officer of EmployStream. “Our solution provides Volt with more time to focus on recruiting and engaging candidates, rather than processing applications and paperwork.”

Anil Dharni, Co-Founder and CEO of Sense added: “I’m thrilled that Volt has partnered with Sense to elevate communication and engagement throughout the entire staffing life cycle. We’re committed to working together to transform the talent experience, drive recruiter productivity and uncover new candidates from their database.”

About Volt Information Sciences, Inc.

Volt Information Sciences, Inc. is a global provider of staffing services (traditional time and materials-based as well as project-based). Our staffing services consist of workforce solutions that include providing contingent workers, personnel recruitment services, and managed staffing services programs supporting primarily administrative, technical, information technology, light-industrial and engineering positions. Our managed staffing programs involve managing the procurement and on-boarding of contingent workers from multiple providers. Volt services global industries including aerospace, automotive, banking and finance, consumer electronics, information technology, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, pharmaceutical, software, telecommunications, transportation, and utilities. For more information, visit www.volt.com.

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Why staffing firms are turning to recruiting chatbots to maximize their resources

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Jul 8, 2020 7:53:05 AM

Although maximizing resources has always been a priority for staffing firms, it has seemingly never been more important. With teams still spread between the office and remote locations (and in many cases, still fully remote), your ability to help drive productivity and reduce stress for your recruiters is paramount. 

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Topics: hiring, candidate engagement, staffing engagement, productivity, recruiting chatbot, conversational recruiting

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