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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 one simple change could drive $600k in additional revenue for your staffing firm

Posted by Alexandra Kane on May 17, 2019 6:30:51 PM

At the end of the day, revenue is the most important number for any staffing firm. But you can’t drive revenue if your other core metrics aren’t strong — especially candidate and consultant engagement.

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Topics: Case Studies, candidate engagement, text messaging, Sense Messaging

Staffing best practices for texting candidates and clients

Posted by Justine Li on May 10, 2019 8:00:52 AM

We have been talking about texting quite a bit here on the Sense blog lately, and with good reason -- texting is the preferred method of communication for many of us, and its potential within the staffing industry is tremendous. Mobile engagement rates are really incredible, and offer a unique opportunity for staffing firms to take advantage.

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Topics: candidate engagement, text messaging, texting

The 10 Text Messages You Should Be Sending, Part 1: Candidates and Contractors

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Apr 17, 2019 11:27:00 PM

Talent spends much of the day on their phones. We all do. Research shows that we check our phones upwards of 80 times a day. With candidate (and even client) ghosting an increasingly problematic issue and recruiter resources maxed out, texting is an excellent way to nurture relationships, save time and ultimately, drive ROI for your staffing firm.

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Topics: candidate experience, contractor care, candidate engagement, text messaging, Sense Messaging

Start Clearly Defining the ROI of Texting Your Candidates

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Apr 15, 2019 9:13:11 PM

With mobile engagement rates through the roof, text messaging is a must have channel for recruiters. However, many firms still don’t have a text messaging strategy and individual recruiters are left to devise their own. As a result, staffing leaders are unable to track these touchpoints or measure their impact.

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Topics: ROI, temporary workers, data analytics, candidate engagement, text messaging

Surprise: automation can actually mean MORE personalization

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Mar 12, 2019 4:55:02 PM

Automation has made many jobs much easier over the past few decades. When we think of the word “automation,” and all sorts of things may come to mind…

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Topics: personal touch, scaling contractor care, staffing industry, temporary workers, candidate engagement, text messaging, staffing trends

Why verticalized SaaS is a game changer for staffing firms

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Mar 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Technology has been a critical component of staffing operations for years. From the olden days of fax machines and copiers to the advent of job boards and the ATS, as technology has evolved, the staffing industry has become more streamlined and efficient.

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Topics: recruitment marketing strategies, Research, staffing and recruiting, candidate experience, candidate engagement, text messaging, staffing trends, technology

How to write candidate messages that don’t elicit groans or eye rolling

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Jan 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM

We talk about this a lot around here, but today’s candidates are smarter and more savvy than ever when it comes to recruiters and staffing firms. They hold you to the highest standards, and have specific expectations for your communications.

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Topics: recruiting, staffing and recruiting, staffing firms, candidate engagement, text messaging, technology

This is why candidates aren't answering you

Posted by Alexandra Kane on Jan 9, 2019 1:58:00 PM

A barrage of LinkedIn InMails. Calls. Emails. You are clearly interested in those candidates who so perfectly meet your client needs.

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Topics: recruitment marketing strategies, candidate engagement, text messaging

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