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May 24, 2024

Psychology in Recruitment: Data-Driven Insights for a Better Candidate Experience

What goes on in the minds of job candidates as they navigate the recruitment process? How do their expectations shape their experience, and what factors contribute to their stress or satisfaction? We shed light on these questions.
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May 24, 2024
Psychology in Recruitment: Data-Driven Insights for a Better Candidate Experience
What goes on in the minds of job candidates as they navigate the recruitment process? How do their expectations shape their experience, and what factors contribute to their stress or satisfaction? We shed light on these questions.
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December 28, 2023
Top recruitment trends and predictions for 2024
We reflect on the changes we’ve seen within the recruitment industry in 2023 and predict what’s to come in 2024.
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November 30, 2023
How to improve your remote hiring process in 2024
The recruitment process is spiraling out, and it’s worse with virtual recruiting. Cronofy’s Head of Talent, Mark Harbottle, shares his nuggets on how remote-first and hybrid companies can gain back control of their process.
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November 30, 2023
How time-to-schedule is impacting your time-to-hire
You've heard of time-to-hire as one of the most widely used metrics in the recruitment industry. But do you measure your time-to-schedule? It could be having a detrimental effect on your hiring.
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November 14, 2023
Rethinking Recruitment KPIs: What Metrics Truly Matter
In the world of recruitment, certain traditional key performance indicators (KPIs) have been long-standing champions. But are these traditional KPIs still relevant today? Talent Acquisition experts Stephanie Baysinger, Mary-Kay Baldino, and José Manuel Delgado Garcia share their thoughts.
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November 2, 2023
Embedded Scheduling for Product Teams
BambooHR have recently gone live as the first partner of our new Embedded Scheduler. Their customers can now install Cronofy into their BambooHR instance and get full access to multi-person scheduling linked in real-time to their and their colleagues’ calendars.
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October 29, 2023
Calendar hygiene: a guide to cleaning up messy calendars
Is your calendar messier than a teenager’s bedroom? Time for a spring clean – read on for our top calendar hygiene tips.
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October 17, 2023
BambooHR partnership announcement
Cronofy partners with BambooHR!
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June 12, 2023
Behind the scenes: Cronofy hits Amsterdam!
Every six months Cronofy organises a companywide meet up. This May, we met in Amsterdam to give our teams the chance to see our recently opened office and the sights this wonderful European capital has to offer.
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May 19, 2023
Putting something on a swan - the transformation of Cronofy’s visual identity
Developing how your company describes and represents itself is a challenging and enlightening journey. You have to revisit long held assumptions and confront the reality of what your customers and the market value. I absolutely believe that you can only do this effectively with outside help.
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March 29, 2023
How to Create a Recruitment Outreach Strategy
Founder of QuickMail.io, Jeremy Chatelaine, shares his actionable recruitment outreach strategy to help recruiters have more conversations with qualified candidates.
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January 30, 2023
Cronofy becomes a certified Lever integration partner!
We've partnered up with another leading ATS, Lever, and have launched our integration for their users!
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January 10, 2023
Competency frameworks: what they are and how we built ours
How does your company measure your team's individual performance? Our Head of Talent, Mark Harbottle, explains how he built a competency framework that's used across all departments at Cronofy.
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January 3, 2023
Cronofy becomes a certified SmartRecruiters integration partner!
SmartRecruiters users can now use Cronofy’s automated interview scheduling, integrated straight into their existing platform!
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December 20, 2022
Behind the scenes: Cronofy does Valencia!
Find out what the Cronofy team got up to on our bi-annual company meet up. This time, we hit the beautiful Spanish coastal city of Valencia!
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December 7, 2022
The 5 best tools for recruiters to use right now
Not sure which recruitment tech to choose? We round up the five best bits of digital kit for external recruiters to start using today.
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October 25, 2022
5 ways to secure the best talent for your clients
As an external recruiter, competition for the best talent is fierce. Writer and recruitment expert, Nicola Wright, shares her five top ways to attract and secure the top candidates for your clients.
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September 22, 2022
Six tips for optimizing your sales process
Building an effective sales process is crucial to your business’s success. Bar Zaig, Head of Product at sales prospecting platform Datanyze, shares how automated scheduling for sales calls and other top tips can help create your most efficient sales process yet.
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September 13, 2022
How to effectively manage a digital transformation project
We spoke to Matt Such, Vice President of Operational Excellence at coaching business MDA Leadership, to find out more about the role of digital transformation projects and how to effectively manage them.
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September 7, 2022
Cronofy confirmed as an SAP SuccessFactors integration partner
The Scheduler is now a certified integration for the recruiting platform, SAP SuccessFactors, and Cronofy is an official SAP partner!
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July 20, 2022
The Candidate Expectations report 2022 is now live!
We partnered with Opinium and surveyed 6,500 candidates around the world to determine what candidates really want from the recruitment process, with the aim to help recruiters get ahead and win the war for talent.
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May 9, 2022
Cronofy's newest security accreditations
As part of our ongoing commitment to security, we've completed our ISO27001:2013, ISO270018:2019, and SOC2 security audits and added a brand new ISO27701:2019 certification to our list!
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May 4, 2022
Announcing our new payment plan for the Cronofy Scheduler
We've created a value-driven payment plan for the Scheduler – only pay for it when you use it
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March 9, 2022
Product management: How to increase product engagement
Every day we work with top Product Managers at Rightmove, JobAdder, GoDaddy, and Infor, who use our APIs to add scheduling to their platforms. They want to improve their products and hit their goals. We've gathered the best ways to measure and increase user engagement in your SaaS product.
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February 14, 2022
Build vs Buy: Scheduling automation software
Scheduling software is growing in popularity, but is complex to build in-house. In this guest post Iliya Valchanov, Co-Founder and CTO of fast-growing remote-work platform 3veta, broaches the question: should you build or buy scheduling automation software?
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January 25, 2022
Discussing automation and the future of recruitment with Hung Lee
We recently spoke to Hung Lee, the Curator of one of the world's most influential HR and recruitment communities, Recruiting Brainfood. He discusses COVID-19, candidate expectations, and automation's impact on the ever-changing recruitment industry.
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January 17, 2022
Inside Cronofy with Mark Harbottle, Head of Talent
Our fourth instalment of our Inside Cronofy series! We sat down with Head of Talent, Mark Harbottle, to learn more about his role at Cronofy.
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January 7, 2022
How Will Automation Change The Recruiting Game in 2022?
Eli Franklin, Recruitment Specialist at Recruit CRM, looks at how automation continues to change the recruiting and staffing landscape and how recruiters can reap the benefits of automation throughout the hiring process.
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December 21, 2021
Top workplace automation trends for 2022
So what are the top workplace automation trends to look out for in 2022? We asked the experts to share their thoughts with us.
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December 15, 2021
Cronofy awarded Best Support and High Performer in G2’s Winter 2022 Report
The G2 Winter 2022 Report is live, and Cronofy has been awarded with five badges!
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November 30, 2021
Inside Cronofy with David Jiang, Technical Account Manager
Our third instalment of our Inside Cronofy series! We sat down with Technical Account Manager, David Jiang, to learn more about his role at Cronofy.
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October 22, 2021
The post-pandemic war for talent: how your interview scheduling can give you a competitive edge
The COVID crisis has shifted the hiring power. With competition at an all-time high, we discuss how recruiters can get ahead with the right technology.
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October 19, 2021
Cronofy meets Workology on podcast episode: ‘How to choose the right tech to speed up time-to-hire'
HR tech and automation is growing in popularity among time-strapped recruitment firms. Our CEO, discusses how the right tech can speed up time-to-hire.
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October 14, 2021
Brexit, GDPR, and Data Protection: Where Cronofy stands on the UK government’s proposals
Data privacy and security are on the top of our list of priorities. Learn about our ongoing commitment to data protection.
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September 12, 2021
Dogfooding: How we use our Scheduler product internally
No, it’s not a new diet craze - ‘Eating your own dog food’ is one of the best product testing practices for a business to implement. We explain how and why we use it within Cronofy.
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September 9, 2021
Inside Cronofy with Chris Nevett, Senior Engineer
Our second instalment in our Inside Cronofy. Today we speak with Chris, a Senior Software Engineer in our Engineering team!
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August 13, 2021
Employer Brand: Why it matters and why it’s essential to your hiring process, with James Ellis
We sat down with James Ellis an ‘employer brand’ expert, to discuss why it is an essential part of the hiring process.
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July 29, 2021
ISO27701 and Cronofy’s continuing commitment to security
We're constantly looking for ways to protect our customers’ data and their users data. The next step in our compliance program is ISO27701.
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July 28, 2021
Discussing the future role of telehealth with Dr. Til Jolly
Dr. Jolly is a Chief Medical Officer, and was previously at the Department of Homeland Security. We spoke to discuss the findings of our new Healthcare Report.
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July 22, 2021
Inside Cronofy with Shannon Walker from the Engineering team
Our latest instalment of interview series Inside Cronofy: with Shannon Walker, a Senior Software Engineer in our Engineering team!
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June 30, 2021
Cronofy has renewed ISO27001:2013 and added ISO27018:2019
We are pleased to announce that we have completed our yearly ISO27001 surveillance audit, whilst successfully adding ISO27018 to the scope of our ISMS.
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June 29, 2021
Talking telehealth and healthcare convenience with Dr. Lisa Koonin
Dr. Koonin worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before founding her consultancy. We spoke with her about our Healthcare Convenience Report.
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June 1, 2021
Charlie’s founder tells us how culture is core to the interviewing process
Ben Branson-Gateley is CEO and Co-Founder of HR software focused 'Charlie'. We spoke with him about our recent research into candidate expectations.
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May 18, 2021
Our discussion on HR tech and candidate experience with Bill Boorman
Bill Boorman advises on the integration of social recruiting for corporate companies. We spoke with him about our recent research into candidate expectations.
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May 18, 2021
Cronofy successfully renews SOC 2 Type II attestation
Last year we achieved SOC 2 Type II attestation and ISO27001 compliance. We're pleased to announce that we've successfully renewed our SOC 2 Type II attestation.
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May 5, 2021
Talking to David Smith about the perfect hiring process
David is the UK’s top speaker on People Engagement and business performance. We spoke with him about our recent survey of 6,500 candidates.
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April 27, 2021
Talking data and gender in recruitment with Workology
Jessica is founder of Workology and a thought leader in human resources. We spoke with her about our recent research on candidate's expectations.
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April 21, 2021
Talking to Hung Lee about candidate expectations
Hung is Curator of Recruiting Brainfood, one of the most powerful HR and recruiting communities. We spoke with him about the findings of our recent survey.
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April 20, 2021
Nearly half of candidates have disengaged or dropped out of a hiring process due to interview scheduling frustrations finds Cronofy's latest survey
We’ve always believed scheduling should be seamless, secure and efficient. It’s why we exist. And it’s why we partnered with OnePoll to survey 6,500 candidates.
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April 1, 2021
The future of events: Q & A with Alex Patriquin, CEO of Circa
We caught up with Alex Patriquin, the CEO of virtual and in-person event marketing platform, and Cronofy partner, Circa.
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March 10, 2021
An interview with a top five scoring CEO in our financial advisor report
Barry is CEO of Paradigm Norton, a leading financial planning firm, which featured in our recent report. We sat with him to discuss the results.
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February 24, 2021
My First 30 days working as Head of Talent at Cronofy
Mark recently joined Cronofy as Head of Talent. With the mission to help us nurture and grow the team and reach our goal of providing excellent scheduling.
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January 20, 2021
Interviewing Sara Benwell about first impressions in financial advice
Sara is a freelance financial journalist who has written about financial advice. We spoke to her about our recent First Impressions report.
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January 20, 2021
A new Cronofy report shows financial advisors failing at first impressions in responsiveness and scheduling
Every service business relies on the charm of its people – but how good are financial advisors at making things easy for potential clients before meeting?
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January 20, 2021
A financial advisor’s take on our First Impressions Report
Jonathan is a Client Services Associate at independent financial advisory firm Asset Planning Corp. We interviewed him about the findings of our new report.
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December 5, 2020
10 Types of Recruitment Tech to Look Out for in 2021
Recruitment tech is becoming an increasingly important part of every business. The right tech stack can be the difference between a great candidate experience or a poor one. A poor experience means candidates are less likely to accept an offer. They may even drop out. This prolongs the hiring process and makes it more expensive. It costs an average of $4,000 to replace an employee, but the more senior the role and the longer it takes, the more expensive this becomes.
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November 3, 2020
Wade & Wendy: making HRtech a pillar for diversity and the hiring crisis
Wade & Wendy is a recruitment platform that helps recruiters and their candidates. We spent a little time speaking with their Chief of Staff.
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September 9, 2020
Why we've built the Cronofy Scheduler
The new Cronofy Scheduler is an end user application built on top of our API and the next step on our mission of scheduling everything for everyone.
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June 30, 2020
Cronofy at RAC - Optimize the candidate journey with automated scheduling
We were delighted to be a part of the first ever Recruitment Automation Conference, a free fully-virtual conference that brought together the global recruitment, to learn, grow, and connect.
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June 30, 2020
Cronofy is now ISO27001 certified
We are pleased to announce that Cronofy is now certified to the ISO27001 information security standard. We were delighted to complete the audit with zero major or minor non-conformities.
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June 24, 2020
Better healthcare scheduling now to reduce stress for tomorrow
Digital Transformation is a huge focus in the world of business. With the current situation many organizations are taking stock of their digital offering.
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June 12, 2020
Cronofy plays a key role in non-profit organization digital transformation
We caught up with Chris, Founder of Sightlines Group. Learning all about his latest project, how it was impacted by COVID-19 and how they've used Cronofy's API.
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May 28, 2020
3 effective ways to use Cronofy Scheduler
Our new tool, the Scheduler is live! It allows you to create invitation links that display your real-time availability to people you want to meet with.
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May 5, 2020
How to overcome the challenges of managing a remote or distributed team
Business leaders across the world are currently looking after their teams from afar. Many are now in a position they haven’t found themselves in before.
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April 30, 2020
Video interviews are essential to hiring processes, here's why
Video interviews are key to most modern hiring processes, they are taking over from phone interviews in many cases. They allow recruiters to filter candidates better and establish more personal relationships while saving time and stress for everyone involved.
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April 21, 2020
Add online meeting links to events with Conferencing Services
We're excited to introduce the latest feature of the Cronofy API, Conferencing Services! This core feature, available on all plans, is live from today.
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January 2, 2020
Supporting a SaaS Product
The first interaction many customers have with a business is with their support team. According to Forbes, businesses lose $75B a year due to poor customer service. It's therefore important to make sure that the first impression you make on your customers is a positive one. In this post you’ll find some of the things you can do to deliver a positive, lasting impression on your customers via your support team.
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December 19, 2019
Product Updates and Releases 2019
A lot can happen in a year. A lot of products can be updated and released in a year, too. In 2019, we released some of our most exciting products yet.
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December 17, 2019
HR Tech Trends for 2020
In 2020, HR tech tools are going to become even more embedded into the lives of employers and employees alike. Their mission will continue to be providing the best possible talent experience.
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December 13, 2019
SaaS Tools for Startups
As a SaaS company, it should come as no surprise that we use a range of SaaS tools to help us achieve our goals. From sales to marketing to software development, we all rely on tools to make our lives easier. Finding the right tool is a process of trial and error – we've experimented with many over the years. Some of those we found less effective as teams scaled while others we still use now. But we wouldn't have found tools that we love and use daily without this process.
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November 28, 2019
The Best Team Collaboration Tools for Remote Work
When you’re part of a remote team, the collaboration tools you use can make your work life easier or more difficult. They can reduce stress or they can add to it. They can help you better connect with your other team members, or they can be the wedge that drives you apart.
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November 21, 2019
5 Benefits of Coaching in the Workplace
Coaching in the workplace is something that more and more companies are investing in. This may involve connecting employees to other colleagues within the company, or with external coaches or mentors who can help them develop their skills. Previously, coaching was only offered to executive-level employees. Now, businesses are increasingly investing in coaching for employees at every stage of their career. There are lots of benefits of coaching and mentorship for mentors and mentees, but what are the benefits to the company that they work for? How does it help them in the short and long-term?
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November 11, 2019
How Emerging Technology Drives Productivity
Technology in the workplace is the new normal. Thanks to greater integrations in our personal lives, employees and employers alike are acquainted with the many benefits technology offers and are looking to see these benefits translate into their work lives as well. Using the best tools and software on the market is not only beneficial for business leadership, but it can also contribute to a happier, more engaged workforce.
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October 31, 2019
Leveraging Efficient, Effective Feedback
An important mechanism for maximizing your own impact is getting feedback from your peers. Many heads are better than one, but soliciting feedback can be a drain on everyone’s time if not done effectively. We cover two key tenants for effective feedback.
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October 24, 2019
6 Systems for Better Work Schedule Management
Managers are busy people. Not only do they have to organize their own time, but they’re responsible for much of their employees’ time, too. The bigger the team, the more difficult it is for them to juggle everything. Coordinating their team’s schedules is a time-consuming administration task that doesn’t need to take as long as it often does. When the HR software that managers use has integrated scheduling, they have more time to spend improving their employees’ work lives and developing their own careers.
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October 17, 2019
Maximizing Return on Investment in Your Product
At Cronofy, we endeavour to spend our time well. Time is the lifeblood of any company: capital either buys you more time or allows you to bring on more people to increase your bandwidth. Time will always move forward and you want your product to at the same pace. A lot of time can be wasted doing the wrong thing and that's why we aim to commit as little as needed to test an idea at each stage along its journey to being a feature. It doesn’t matter how many X your engineers are if they’re implementing the wrong thing.
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October 11, 2019
Scheduling for Business Communications
Business communications are vital for companies to talk to their employees and customers. The more effective the communication method, the more time it saves. Business communication can take many forms: emails, text messages, even chatbots. As technology progresses, businesses are looking for more and more ways to keep in touch with their customers and employees. This helps to keep them engaged, make them feel like they’re a part of something, and boosts the company’s brand.
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October 4, 2019
How Does Cronofy Work?
We want to give you more time to work on what's really important. That’s why we created our original calendar API, and that’s why we’re always developing new features for you to use. This guide will explain a bit more about how our products work together to help you build the best scheduling software for your users. That way, you can develop new features, attract new customers, and grow your business...all faster than if you'd built the integration yourself. Here's a quick look at the structure of our products and how they work.
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September 26, 2019
How Better Scheduling can Benefit Real Estate Software
Software providers are always competing to deliver the best possible experience to their users. In an industry that’s worth trillions of dollars, a seamless user experience is imperative at every step of the buying or renting process. A slow process can lead to frustration for everyone involved, causing a loss of custom for realtors and software companies alike. Integrating a realtor’s schedule with the software that they use provides a better experience for them and their customers.
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August 20, 2019
How to Measure the ROI from Your HR Software
This is a guest post by Dave Foxall. Just to establish the obvious: you didn’t buy your new HRMS as a pleasing ornament, nor as a way of ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ – you bought a new HRMS as a business investment and as such, you hope for (need!) to see a return on that investment. Maybe that return is purely financial, including reduced HR costs and overheads, or perhaps you’re looking for greater efficiency – the most popular reason for implementing HR tech cited in a recent survey from Software Path. But if you want to prove that return – to a doubtful C-suite, perhaps – you’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and measure it.
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August 12, 2019
Cronofy and JobAdder Interview Scheduling Survey 2019 Results
At Cronofy, we aim to help companies simplify the hiring process for everyone. We wanted a way to understand the pain points companies deal with when hiring so that we can better help them now and in the future. That's why we chose to work with JobAdder – one of the first customers to use our calendar sync API – by surveying 272 of their external recruiters about their experiences. JobAdder is a software company with the goal of making recruitment more accessible and intuitive. They seemed like the perfect partner for what we planned to do.
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July 18, 2019
Why Your Legal CRM Needs Two-Way Calendar Sync
84% of law firms want to increase their revenue during the next year. They also want to decrease their costs. How can these two factors work together? Employees lose an average of 520 hours a year to tasks that could be automated. These wasted hours are the perfect place for law firms to increase their revenue by working smarter, not harder. The more administrative tasks you automate, the more time you have to spend on billable hours and the more money you have the potential to make.
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June 19, 2019
Google Calendar downtime
Here at Cronofy we’re acutely aware that things are not always 200 OK, and Monday was one such day as Google Calendar was largely down for 3 hours. Our platform was built from day one to account for such periods. It is one of the reasons that we hold a copy of calendar data that we continuously keep up-to-date.
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June 18, 2019
How to Improve Your Coworking Space Management
Recent years have seen the rise of coworking spaces for individuals and businesses. For freelancers, coworking spaces offer them a reprieve from the loneliness that can come from working at home all the time. For startups and small businesses, it gives them somewhere to work from without paying expensive city rents or needing to find an office the right size for their team – the space can scale as their team does.
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June 4, 2019
The Growth of Online Marketplaces
Online marketplaces are the perfect way for potential customers to find everything from a plumber to a new pair of shoes. And it looks like consumers agree – ecommerce sales for products and services are set to reach $4 trillion globally by 2020.
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May 29, 2019
Availability API Updates
There have been several updates to our API this month, mostly focused around our scheduling capabilities. Here's a roundup of them.
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May 21, 2019
Why Your Legal Scheduling Software Needs Calendar Sync
Legal professionals spend up to 48% of their time doing administrative tasks. That’s time they aren’t working on cases and helping their clients. It also impacts their business as it these their billable hours. Instead, they spend their time on tasks that have nothing to do with their area of expertise, such as booking meeting rooms or finding time slots to schedule calls.
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April 9, 2019
Can Technology Help with Workplace Diversity?
When companies are diverse, their employees are happier and more engaged. This means they save money on hiring, giving them more money to invest elsewhere. Diverse companies not only save money, but they earn more, too. Businesses that hire more women make, on average, 15% more than companies with fewer or no women. Businesses that are culturally diverse earn 35% more than companies that aren’t. And yet the lack of diversity in business is still an issue.
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April 2, 2019
How to Create a Better User Experience for Your Online Marketplace
Global retail e-commerce sales for products and services will reach $4000 billion by 2020. Online marketplaces are the main reason for this figure. They’re a way for vendors to meet customers in a trusted environment. Customers can also find out more about vendors before making a decision. User experience plays a huge role in the success of any product, and online marketplaces are no different.
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March 27, 2019
How Calendar Sync Can Improve Your One-On-One Meetings
Regular one-on-one meetings are an important way to keep employees engaged. They can raise any issues before they develop into something more serious as well as receive feedback on their performance. Here’s how calendar sync can help you to better organize and track your one-on-one meetings.
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March 19, 2019
How AI in Education Saves Time and Encourages Smarter Decisions
77% of teachers feel they can’t do their best work because of a lack of time and resources. That means millions of students aren’t getting all they should be able to from their lessons. Tools powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) offer new resources to teachers and can help them save time. Teachers with more time and resources can focus more on the individual needs of their students. AI doesn’t just have the potential to benefit teachers, though. Students and admin staff can also use it to be more efficient.
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February 21, 2019
Embed Real-Time Scheduling in Your Applications with UI Elements
Our Calendar and Scheduling APIs are helping hundreds of companies deliver better scheduling to hundreds of thousands of users. But not every product integrated with Cronofy has an existing calendar interface. We see a lot of our customers build user interface elements on top of the Cronofy APIs. These can take further hours of development time, increasing how long it takes before your customers can benefit from two-way calendar sync. That’s why we’re excited to introduce the first three Cronofy UI Elements.
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February 7, 2019
6 Benefits of Automation in the Workplace
From scheduling interviews to booking a taxi, automation is everywhere. While some are afraid that AI, automation, and robots are coming for their jobs, results show otherwise: it’s helping us to do our jobs. Not just faster, but better, too. Productivity is increasing because we’re not spending as much time on tedious tasks. We have more time to spend working toward key objectives and helping the business to grow instead of on necessary but time-consuming tasks that eat up our time. Let’s take a deeper look at some of the benefits of automation in the workplace.
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December 7, 2018
7 Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged Over the Holidays
The holiday season is well and truly here. Cue the never-ending stream of Christmas songs, gingerbread lattes, and questions about whom you’re spending the holidays with. While all of these things are inevitable, this time of year can lead to a drop in productivity, too. Employees are preoccupied with secret Santas and trying to decide what to have for their Christmas meal. The last thing on their minds is work. That’s why it’s important to create an atmosphere that both welcomes the festive period but also encourages employees to engage with their everyday tasks. As the year winds down it’s a time to reflect on what happened – good and bad – and what can be improved for the year ahead. It’s also a good time to wrap things up ready for a fresh start in the new year. So how do you keep your employees engaged over the holidays? Here are a few ideas.
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November 29, 2018
How to Give Your Employees More Control Over Their Schedules
Employees are increasingly demanding cultural fit over remuneration when it comes to the roles they choose. Businesses therefore need to find ways to demonstrate the kinds of businesses they are – whom they employee, what they value, and what their plans are for the future. One of the ways they can do this is by giving employees more control over their schedules. Doing so shows employees that they’re trusted to manage their time and commitments. It also means that businesses can hire from a wider pool of talent because the flexibility and independence that comes from this control will inevitably attract more candidates. The more candidates a company attracts to a role, the more likely they are to hire the right person for the role and retain them, too. All these things are great, of course, but how do you give your employees more control over their schedules? Let’s take a look.
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November 22, 2018
How to Communicate Your Company Culture with Candidates
Communicating your company culture is imperative to hiring the right person first time. The more clearly you get your company culture across to prospective candidates, the more likely you are to attract applicants with not only the right skills but the mindset you are looking for, too. According to the Harvard Business Review, people and cultural fit is the most important part of a job for candidates. It even comes above opportunities for career progression. Should you hire a candidate with a poor cultural fit, you're likely to find yourself re-hiring for the same position pretty quickly .But getting your company culture across to people outside of your organization isn’t always easy. Especially if you're a startup. To effectively share your company culture with candidates, you need to be open and honest with them from the start. That way, they know exactly what to expect as soon as they walk through the door.
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November 15, 2018
Automated Interview Scheduling Report
You could save your customers up to 95% of their interview scheduling time by adding automated interview scheduling to your software. That means they have more time to spend shortlisting, conducting interviews, and offering feedback to candidates. It also means they can hire much, much faster. Even if their hiring process involves complicated multi-part interviews. Your team, meanwhile, spend less time building and maintaining complicated scheduling features and calendar connections. Discover how adding automated interview scheduling to your software could benefit you and your customers. Download our interview scheduling report today!
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November 8, 2018
How Calendar Sync Can Help with Campus Recruitment
Networks like Handshake have helped to revolutionize the campus recruitment scene. They make it easier for students and businesses to connect, which helps students to get more real-world experience and businesses to find more top talent straight out of university or college. These connections are invaluable for everyone involved. Students can go on to form long-term relationships with businesses, which helps with their future career prospects. Businesses reduce their time and cost to hire while also improving their brand image among younger audiences. An employer’s brand image plays a huge role in campus recruitment.
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November 1, 2018
The Benefits of Calendar Sync for Employee Scheduling Software
According to the Financial Times: Three-quarters of the world’s workers are temporary, casual or self-employed and this sort of employment is likely to become more prevalent. This means businesses that require temporary, casual, or contract employees need to do more to keep attracting the best talent. The more temporary and contract employees there are, the more businesses will offer these kinds of roles. It's therefore important for businesses that need temporary and contract workers to stay ahead of the competition by offering better employee experiences – no matter how long someone works for them.
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October 25, 2018
Schedule Meetings in Slack with our Slack Calendar Connector
Our Slack Calendar Connector is used by companies big and small to track their upcoming meetings. With our new Slack Meet command, it makes organizing your meetings even easier. Using it, you can schedule meetings from directly in Slack. You can easily schedule meetings in Slack in a matter of minutes.
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October 18, 2018
What Skills Do Today’s Tech Leaders Value Most?
This is a guest post by Maddie Davis from Enlightened Digital. Today’s job market pushes professionals to market themselves in the best possible light to demonstrate their most valuable assets to employers. Because workforce demands constantly evolve across every industry, it can be difficult to know which skills you should focus on developing and highlighting for potential employers. Nevertheless, there are a few tried and true skills that have always proven beneficial, particularly in the technology industry. Let’s see what some of the world’s top tech executives have had to say about four critical skills, so that we can better understand why they’re so highly valued.
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September 20, 2018
How to Organize Multi-Part Interviews in Minutes with Calendar Sync
Multi-part interviews are an effective way for companies to get to know different sides of a candidate. For instance, they can assess their technical skills in one part of the interview, their soft skills and previous experience in another, then share details about the company culture in another. All of these help both companies and candidates find out who is the best fit for the role so that they can make the right hiring decision.
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September 13, 2018
How to Write Great API Documentation Every Time
What goes into creating the best API documentation is a contentious subject. Most developers have their own opinions on what should and shouldn’t go in to API documentation. It’s rare for everyone to agree. Everything from what you put in it to how things are laid out will affect the experience for your customers. That’s why getting it right is so crucial.
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September 8, 2018
Make Your Healthcare Scheduling System Stand Out with Calendar Sync
Access to healthcare for patients that have mobility issues, cognitive issues, or that aren’t available during traditional working hours can be tough. This means patients often miss out on vital care. But they shouldn’t have to.
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September 6, 2018
Introducing Intelligent Sequencing
Your users can now schedule a sequence of events in minutes. It doesn't matter how many calendars or how many steps are involved. It's a simple, more user-friendly way to organize multi-part interviews, delivery schedules, and more.
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August 30, 2018
Text Message Reminders vs Calendar Reminders: Which is the Best Choice for Your Software?
Text message reminders are a common way for companies to remind customers of appointments. It’s no wonder when 95% of the US owns some sort of cell phone. They’re a cheap and effective way for businesses to remind customers of upcoming appointments. The cost of missed appointments adds up fast, costing the US healthcare industry $150 billion every year. One study found that sending text message reminders resulted in patient no-shows being reduced by 5%.
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August 23, 2018
Introducing Buffers for the Availability API
Scheduling platforms are great for organizing appointments. But unless your users block out time before or after appointments, they risk back-to-back meetings with no time to prepare or travel between locations.
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July 26, 2018
Automated Scheduling and Calendar Sync for HR Software
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July 20, 2018
Calendar Sync and Online Booking for College Visits and Admissions
Campus visits are a huge part of the college application process. They help students to experience college life for the first time and make more informed decisions about where they want to study.
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June 21, 2018
What Are the Benefits of Mentorship for Mentors?
Everyone always talks about the benefits of mentorship for mentees. And there are a lot of benefits – the most obvious one being that they get to learn from someone who’s doing what they one day want to do. But what’s in it for mentors? Why should they spend their time helping someone else to expand their skills? Turns out, there are just as many benefits of mentorship for mentors as there are for mentees…
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June 7, 2018
Internal Training vs External Training: Which is More Effective and Why?
I’m probably in the minority when I say that I love a good training session. Not the boring kind where the person sat next to you is falling asleep because they missed out on their morning coffee, but the interesting, engaging kind where you learn something new and leave feeling empowered.
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May 24, 2016
Why Google Calendar integration is just not enough
Really useful software unobtrusively blends into the lives of its users and makes their lives easier without needing them to drastically change what it is they do day to day, so if you’re in the business of building really useful software, at some point you’re going to need to interact with a calendar.