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Case Study: Hamilton-Ryker Increases Response Rates to Over 60%, Grows Associate Pool, and Boosts Referrals Using Business-Class Text Messaging

Posted by TextUs Team on May 18, 2016 1:10:51 PM

In today’s ultra-competitive job market, a recruiter's every minute counts.

Commercial staffing company Hamilton-Ryker was having trouble getting in touch with their associates. They were wasting valuable recruiting time playing phone tag. So they decided to try the TextUs business-class texting platform.

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Topics: Staffing and Recruiting, Case Studies, Text Messaging

What the Heck is Business-Class Text Messaging and Why Do You Need It?

Posted by TextUs Team on May 12, 2016 1:25:52 PM

You may be thinking, “Business-class text messaging? It’s just texting from your cell phone, but you use it for your professional contacts, right?”

Not exactly.

Business-class text messaging is more than texting for business. It’s even more than using a professional text messaging platform (although that’s a big part of it).

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Topics: Business Texting, Text Messaging

Enquire Solutions Partners with TextUs to Bring Industry-First Text Messaging Integration to Senior Living

Posted by TextUs Team on May 12, 2016 12:35:15 PM

Fastest-growing senior living CRM joins forces with leading two-way texting platform to power faster, more meaningful communication

DENVER, CO, MAY 9, 2016 -- The more responsive a senior living community is, the more successful it will be in securing qualified leads and making strong connections with future residents.

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Topics: Business Texting, Text Messaging

Case Study: SMS for Business - Short Codes vs Long Codes

Posted by TextUs Team on Apr 29, 2016 11:30:00 AM

We’ve all gotten texts like this before.

Shortcode text: Win a brand new Porsche! Text VROOM to 27272!

Even if you’re into the idea of driving around in your new Porsche, you probably don’t look forward to getting these texts.

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Topics: Business Texting, Case Studies, Text Messaging

Why You Should Text Your Candidates More

Posted by TextUs Team on Mar 14, 2016 3:19:33 PM

You know that staffing and recruiting effectively today means going mobile and going social. The common denominators in these recruiting trends are: speed, efficiency, convenience, and connection.

To reach the top candidates, texting is a simple communication powerhouse that increases your reach with a mobile workforce. Here’s why you should text your candidates more.

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Topics: Staffing and Recruiting, Text Messaging

Our Top 5 Most-Read Articles of 2015

Posted by TextUs Team on Dec 28, 2015 10:44:00 AM

We’ve loved providing valuable content on our site for you this year. Here are our 5 most popular posts of 2015. Happy reading!

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Topics: Business Texting, Text Messaging

Business Text Messaging: How to Manage Accountability and Compliance

Posted by TextUs Team on Nov 30, 2015 11:14:00 AM

If you’re in healthcare or finance, or if you use email for commercial purposes, you know all about regulatory compliance. You also probably have internal systems in place (like call recording and email archiving) so you can keep an eye on how your salespeople and customer service agents are representing your brand.

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Topics: Business Texting, Text Messaging

SMS Basics: Fundamentals of Business Text Messaging

Posted by TextUs Team on Nov 24, 2015 12:17:06 PM


How many text messages have you received today? Did you read and respond to them instantly? Thought so.

Text messaging is the #1 thing people do with their cell phones. Across all age groups, people send and receive an average of 41.5 texts per day. Younger demographics are pulling this number even higher -- 18-to-29 year-olds average 87.7 texts per day, while teenagers top 100. And unlike for email and phone calls, we are all incapable of ignoring text messages -- 98% of them are read, almost all within 3 minutes of receipt.

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Topics: Business Texting, Customer Service, Text Messaging

Introducing TextUs.Biz v2.0

Posted by TextUs Team on Apr 15, 2015 9:56:00 AM

TextUs.Biz is better than ever with the latest launch of TextUs.Biz v2.0! We've always valued any and all feedback that our users have given us over the years and are happy to launch the latest updates based on the feedback we've received. With a focus on user experience, the new update has a fresh, modern look and newly added features.

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Topics: Text Messaging, Sales Acceleration

Sales and Recruiting Software: Are You Ready for the Future?

Posted by TextUs Team on Mar 24, 2015 4:28:00 AM

In some industries, technology adoption may still be optional. But for sales and recruiting, it’s an absolute imperative. The average American now owns four digital devices and spends 60 hours per week consuming content on those devices. That’s more than a full-time job.

In this new tech-driven world, companies need equally tech-driven sales and recruiting processes. Consider these statistics:

  • 35% to 50% of sales go to the vendor that responds first. (source)
  • Reps who use social selling are 50% more likely to meet or exceed their sales quota than those who don’t. (source)
  • 62% of job seekers browse for jobs on a mobile device. (source)
  • 78% of people would apply for jobs using a mobile device if the process were easy. (source)
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Topics: Text Messaging, Sales Acceleration