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.
We wanted the ability to define best practice through one global process but retain the flexibility to adjust for local functionality and data requirements. We chose Bond because they had the ability to configure and integrate to our other systems and to scale to our size with their Adapt platform. We are now seeing benefits of our investment where we have deployed. As we continue the further rollout, I expect to see extensive cost savings and productivity improvements over additional deployments.