3 Reasons to Ditch Your Custom-Built Recruitment CRM


Using a Clunky Custom-Built Recruitment CRM?
It’s Time to Move On… 

Recruitment CRM technology has advanced dramatically over the course of the last decade. Before the cloud revolution, developing your own recruitment system from scratch was a popular option for many. Today, some agencies still using these systems are becoming disadvantaged and feeling the burden of failing to adapt to the cloud revolution. Here are 3 reasons why it’s time to ditch the custom-built CRM and move to the cloud:

1. Custom-Built Systems Are a Burden to Maintain08-wrench-icon

Most recruitment agencies are initially attracted to the idea of building their own recruitment system because they believe it will be customised to their unique workflow. Although this may be initially true, we know the recruitment game changes rapidly and the need for future customisations is inevitable. Think about it – is your recruitment business the same today as it was 2 years ago?

The truth is that custom-built recruitment software is notoriously difficult to adjust and maintain after it’s been implemented. When your agency grows, so will the amount of data running through your system. Keeping a custom-built system maintained could eventually require the help of a dedicated developer. In Australia, employing one of these could cost your agency upwards of $100,000 a year!


2. Custom-Built Systems Fall Behind in the Innovation Gameicon_21457

Perhaps one of the biggest shortcomings of implementing a custom-built recruitment system is the inevitable fact that it will become outdated. Technology evolves at a rapid rate and cloud-based systems are leading the change. Many cloud-based vendors offer guarantees of constant developmental improvements and new, innovative functionality over time.

Users of custom-built systems are able to update the functionality of their recruitment software but only with significant investment through hiring a private developer. Even then, these updates are usually must-haves, rather than a constant stream of innovation. In the case of Bullhorn, over $20 million will be spent in development in 2016, delivered by over 100 specialised developers. This drive for innovation is quickly making custom-built systems obsolete.


3. Cloud Is Now Customisablecloud-2

The term ‘off-the-shelf’ is used to refer to cloud software which would apply to a variety of agencies, but would not be innately customisable after implementation. Today, some cloud-based providers offer the ability to tailor the system to your needs as part of the implementation process or even allow users to make their own customisations as administrators.

Bullhorn is an example of one such system. Customers are able to select an administrator who has the ability to set customisations including custom user profiles, layouts, fields, and workflows. Full control is given to the user, with no need to call support and most importantly, there’s no additional cost.

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Tired of your clunky old recruitment system? Take a look at Bullhorn, the recruitment CRM built for humans. Click here to request a personal demonstration.

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