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As our business grew, accumulating more and more clients and candidates, it became essential to find a software solution which allowed us to streamline our candidate search and placement processes and store candidate information securely. Some recruitment packages that we had previously come across were particularly cumbersome to use, often requiring excessive data entry and overall management. Our principle requirement was therefore for a product that gathered all the information needed, processed it and stored it, but that also actively helped our team in placing candidates with our clients – it wasn’t enough to just be a data repository, it had to make our processes more efficient.– Bond Adapt offered us all of this with the least disruptive, yet most cost effective package.
As a global business operating across 33 countries, communication between our 8,000 consultants, candidates and clients via the Internet is a key business issue. The latest Adapt system, brings us multi-lingual capabilities, sophisticated integration options, social media enablement coupled with scalability through a web-based delivery model, thereby providing a platform that enables business options that historically could never be imagined let alone realised. So the decision made to upgrade to the v11 platform in 2008 has proven to be a critical strategic decision that has put the Hays digital estate at the forefront of the market in the fast moving Internet enabled world that today’s recruitment business has become.
The level of service we provide to our clients is driven by our commitment to deliver a shortlist of the best people for an opportunity within twenty-four hours of receiving an assignment. This commitment, coupled with our plans for worldwide growth and expansion, means our consultants require robust software with the best tools and online accessibility to complete their tasks quickly and effectively. And management reporting functionality must be of the highest standard to facilitate the right business development decisions and best practice throughout our organisation. As our review process progressed, it became clear that Bond Adapt was the system designed to truly deliver on these fronts and partnering with Bond was the right decision.
When using earlier versions of Adapt I always found the system easy to use, however AdaptUX is a big step forward. AdaptUX really does live up to its name – the slick menus, simple icons and helpful reminders deliver an enhanced user experience, which, in turn, we’re confident will help us to deliver an enhanced experience for our clients and candidates.
We work with highly educated and highly experienced candidates that expect the best. In order to keep our competitive advantage it was essential to upgrade from our in-house processes to a software solution that is adaptable to our business and makes us work smarter. Bond Adapt offers us everything we were looking for: flexibility, functionality and ease of use. As it works in the background flagging up suitable candidates to incoming roles, our consultants are free to build better relationships with our candidates and client organisations, which will give us the edge over the competition.
We provide both temporary and permanent recruitment solutions so it was important to us to find a recruitment software that was equally as good at supporting both but that could also provide the flexibility to bespoke the system to our needs. After speaking with numerous other recruitment software providers, Bond Adapt was the clear winner. Bond Adapt’s initial costs may be slightly more than some of their competitors but we have soon recouped the costs in free support, intuitive systems and functionality, cutting down our man hours in admin and duplication. We have also found that using an award winning recruitment software has opened doors for us as we can prove our ability to provide a faster recruitment process for our clients.
Simultaneously upgrading our business technology infrastructure, from our website to phone system and recruitment CRM, feels like a pretty big undertaking; so when it came to the CRM, we knew simplicity and ease of use were two of the most important factors. AdaptUX stood out because the system has been designed to streamline all recruitment processes and have users up to speed and making the most of it as soon as possible. When we considered the possibilities of Bond’s open API, enabling us to use Broadbean direct from AdaptUX and integrate further software as required, not to mention Bond’s ongoing updates and exciting future development, the benefits were clear and AdaptUX became the obvious choice.
Bond Adapt is the central nervous system of the business. It provides us with a framework around our workflows so we can be more efficient and effective. It makes the operation more process driven where it needs to be but provides flexibility around ensuring our personal and consultative touch remains, which is where JAB’s value is added. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of both the recruitment thought-leading curve and the recruitment technology curve – that requires investment, foresight and working with a company that can provide flexible solutions to fit our requirements. The relationship with Bond adds value to our business, which in turn allows us to add value to our clients, our talent communities and provide a better working environment for all our staff globally.
We reviewed a number of potential providers within the recruitment software market with the aim of selecting a partner that understood our needs and could provide a technical platform to take our organisation forward. We identified Bond as the most experienced provider with superior system functionality and the largest and most professional support team.
Our vision is to be the leading education recruiter in Cornwall and Devon, with a reputation for setting new standards in the provision of outstanding education professionals. Our team bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their sectors and we have seen tangible business growth since our inception, however we also understand that to really maximise our work, we need a recruitment CRM of the highest quality to help ensure our processes are completed as efficiently as possible. In AdaptUX, we believe we have found this system. Education is a challenging sector and the ability to streamline our processes, ensure compliance checks are in place and strengthen client and candidate relationships through varied and reliable communication, will help us to overcome challenges and achieve our vision – not only for our business, but also for educational excellence across the region.