We are extremely excited to announce that Ericka Hyson has joined our team as our new Chief Operating Officer. In her new role, Ericka will drive team development, make sure our clients are happy and successful, and spur more of this wild growth we’ve been working so hard for these past few years.
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There is a major shift happening in business communication right now. Your business is no longer in control of the conversation -- the customer is.
We can all order anything online, instantly get a ride, access all the entertainment and information that we want, on-demand and on our phones. This means that the power to make the decisions that drive business is literally in our pockets.
But, when it comes to business conversations, most companies are still acting as though the ball is in their court. We’re still using a business-first approach instead of a putting the customer first.
One day, the team and I were talking (again) about how to really show the value of text messaging for staffing firms. We’d been really digging in, trying to get at a way to identify the most meaningful metric, and I had one of those lightning bolt moments that we’re all hoping for when tackling tough problems.
We’re extremely excited to announce that TextUs debuted on the Inc. 5000 list at #573, making us the fastest-growing text messaging platform in the country.
Steve Swan and I met for the first time at the inaugural Staffing Tech conference in Seattle this winter. We were at an overhyped sushi restaurant with a bunch of other staffing folks, picking at purple sea urchin and downing sake.
Nowadays, it’s expected that businesses use text messaging. In fact, 64% of customer prefer text messaging over voice when it comes to customer service. Because texting for business has become the norm, you can use it much in the same way you would phone or email to get a conversation with a prospect going. The biggest difference? That’s right -- people actually read their text messages.
Staffing Hub, the go-to site for staffing industry intelligence, just introduced The Staffing Show, the only podcast that delivers tools, tips, and tactics from the staffing and recruiting industry’s top executives and thought leaders. TextUs is proud to co-sponsor The Staffing Show.
You can’t reach your goals unless you have solid metrics to track your progress as you go. You can’t get healthy without measuring pounds lost or calories burned. You can’t get rich without measuring profits or ROI.
And you can’t improve your candidate experience without metrics that let you know how often your recruiters are communicating with your contacts.
Today kicks off day two of Bullhorn Engage 2018!
The TextUs team is at the booth and we’re prepping our roundtable to make sure it’s packed with all the info you need to help your recruiters get in touch with the right candidates at the right time.
We’re putting the finishing touches on our Engage with TextUs conference page, where you can find our latest updates and content throughout the show.
As recruiters and salespeople, we spend tons of time and energy reaching out to our candidates and leads.
Now that we’ve discussed how to use text messaging to promote job postings and to qualify potential candidates, I want to showcase how you can use text messaging to nurture your relationships with candidates you’ve already placed.
Sometimes, the right message is all it takes to get a meeting with your contacts. And text messaging is the perfect medium for setting appointments. It helps you ask simple questions and get quick answers back, just what you need to fill your calendar.
Recently, we discussed how to promote your job postings using text messaging. Now we’re going to take things to the next level and talk about how you can use conversational texting to qualify leads.
TextUs is psyched to be a part of the 8th Annual Boulder Startup Crawl today. Stop by the our offices to come enjoy the amazing rooftop view and get a taste of the TextUs experience (and our grilling skills!), take a peek at our offices (where the magic happens), and meet the funnest team in town (🍻).
You can now stream the 2018 State of Staffing Webinar, featuring an in-depth exploration of the data from the State of Staffing report. It also offers actionable tips on how you can align your outreach strategy, candidate experience, and tech stack to fuel optimal growth.
Your team works hard to source candidates, connect with top talent, and fill open positions as fast as possible. The race to scoop up talent is real, and you know that if your team isn’t the first ones out of the gate, your odds of winning plummet. But, do you know how your team compares to industry averages for days to close?
Maybe you have bad associations with texting a lot of people at once. You think “mass texting” and you might picture the worst kind of business communication -- anonymous, generic outreach or promotional messages that don’t meaningfully consider the audience on the other side of them.
When text messaging first started being used for business, campaigns were all about impersonal marketing. Contacts received bland, promotional messages from 5-digit numbers. These messages didn’t inspire conversation or connection -- often they were just interruptions that got quickly deleted.
In the recent State of Staffing Benchmarking Report, surveying hundreds of staffing and recruiting professionals, fast-growth staffing firms are more likely than their slower growth peers to use text messaging at every stage of their relationships with candidates and talent.
We’re excited to announce that Nate Bishop has joined the TextUs team as our new VP of Sales. Before joining us here at TextUs, Nate was the Strategic Alliance Manager of North America at Bullhorn ATS and the Director of Sales at CloudCall, a cloud-based, ATS integration and voice services platform. Earlier in his career, he served as an enterprise sales engineer at Hewlett Packard.