Future-Proof Your Recruitment Agency by Implementing a Cloud-Based ATS/CRM
Having been in the recruitment industry for 30+ years, Paul has a good understanding of what his agency, The Panel, needs to be successful, including efficient employees and reliable, future-proofed technology. However, their old system didn’t set The Panel up for success. Between subpar customer service and outdated technology, Paul knew they needed to transition towards better technology.
Time to Make a Change
While attending RAE UK, Paul quickly saw that cloud-based technology could ensure his team would achieve their business goals while having the flexibility and freedom to work from anywhere. Their technology at the time utilised remote access technology, which Paul found limiting. In order to continue to grow the business, Paul knew a cloud-based system was the natural next step for his team.
Roadblocks to Progress
Learning and adopting a brand new system presented its own set of challenges for Paul’s team, including determining key differentiators between the old and new platforms to ensure that each user was able to successfully adopt the new way of doing things. This required investing time and resources into training employees on best practices. To keep the momentum going, Paul’s team still holds weekly training sessions to ensure ongoing success with Bullhorn.
Another key roadblock to overcome was the price difference between The Panel’s legacy system and new technology. Bullhorn was more expensive than their previous solution, so a thorough cost analysis was necessary. Knowing that a) the business had to move to the cloud eventually and b) “you get what you pay for” helped make this decision a bit easier for senior management, and once everyone saw the benefits of embracing digital transformation, changing their technology was a no-brainer.
Reaping the Benefits
After making the change to Bullhorn and newer technology, The Panel is able to better run their business using data-rich insights gathered from the ATS/CRM and cube19, something that wasn’t as attainable on their previous system.
Bullhorn users at The Panel are finding success within the system and are noticing gains in productivity and candidate/client experience. The Panel created an internal User Adoption Team made of superusers that run weekly training sessions to help the team adopt the system, increasing buy-in and leading to an overall successful implementation.