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A quality recruitment database is a recruiting firm’s lifeblood. It is an essential tool for storing and managing candidate information, matching applicants with jobs, and streamlining the recruiting process to save you time and money. The benefits of a quality candidate database are undeniable - for starters, candidates from an existing database are a recruiting firm’s top source of placements.
In today’s competitive job market, professional recruiters must operate at optimum efficiency in order to increase their placements and grow their business. A well-maintained database enables your recruiters to better communicate with candidates, spend less time on tasks that don’t add value, and more time on relationships. Once you determine your firm’s database needs, you’ll be well-positioned to make more placements more efficiently in less time.
It’s pretty straightforward - to have an effective and productive recruiting firm, your database needs clean, quality data. Here are some questions to ask yourself before you choose the database that works for your firm
1. Is your recruiting database part of your ATS?
Before you choose a database, it’s best to find a system that can grow with you. Having a candidate database that is a part of your ATS will save you crucial time and money as you build your business.
2. How are you growing and maintaining your database?
While growing your database is critical, be sure that you don’t compromise on the quality of information. It’s important to ensure that you’ve screened candidates so that your database continues to be efficient and effective. As new candidates and information are added to your database, use the right technology tools to parse resumes and reach out to candidates to fill in gaps. Having accurate information will ensure that your database remains one of your most valuable assets.
3. Does your recruitment CRM have the right tools?
A CRM can provide additional tools and features that enable you to streamline the recruiting process and make the most of your database. Think of what tools are important to your recruiting firm - Do you want to be alerted of duplicate records and archive inactive ones? Do you want to save time by integrating to job boards and find current candidate information with a LinkedIn integration? Is it crucial that your CRM can integrate with your email system to help better manage relationships? Pinpointing the tools and features that are the most helpful to your business will set your firm up for future success.
By evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your candidate database, you’ll be in a great position to improve it. Database maintenance isn’t a one-off duty, but the rewards are tremendous. Ongoing maintenance monitoring and training will not only give you clean data, but it will also improve your fill rate and consequently your revenue and profitability. A well-managed database is one of your greatest—and most valuable—assets.
Save Time and Maximise Efficiency
Improve Candidate Experience
Better Manage Client Relationships
Connect with candidates anytime, on any device. Recruiters are constantly on-the-go. Your recruiting database must be built to keep up with recruiters' fast-paced lives and help them make their job easier.
With mobile access to a recruiting database, recruiters will be armed with up-to-the-second information about candidates, giving them better insight for offsite meetings and interviews.
Bullhorn's recruiter software offers mobile recruiting capabilities that let you view and edit candidate records, create notes, and access placement data on any device.
Bullhorn offers a recruitment-specific applicant tracking system integration with LinkedIn Recruiter to streamline a recruiter's workflow, reduce clicks, and provide a continuously up-to-date view of candidate information.
From Bullhorn you'll be able to view candidates’ or clients’ LinkedIn records.
From LinkedIn Recruiter you can see if the contact’s record is in Bullhorn, and if so, click to view that record in Bullhorn.
Bullhorn's recruiting database automates the time-consuming tasks that take up valuable hours in your day.
Maximise efficiency, and reduce clicks and errors by leveraging Bullhorn’s parsing engine to extract information – no matter where you find it – to pre-populate fields in Bullhorn candidate, contact, and job records.
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SVP Product, Executive Search
As Bullhorn’s SVP Product, Executive Search, Richard drives the company’s product strategy and initiatives for the executive search sector and the Invenias product. Richard joined Bullhorn as part of the Invenias acquisition in 2018, where he one of the founders and spent 14 years as the Chief Product & Technology Officer and a Board Director.
Richard brings over 25 years of business, technology and product leadership, with broad industry experience that spans the full spectrum of the staffing industry, with specific focus on executive and retained search. Prior to Bullhorn, Richard was central to the successful growth and development of the Invenias business globally, from its inception to becoming the market leading provider of executive search software.
Team Lead – Enterprise Solution Consultant, APAC
As GM for Bullhorn’s APAC business, Aaron McIntosh oversees all business functions in the region. He also leads the solutions consulting team locally, ensuring our customers have an incredible experience when transitioning to Bullhorn. He has over 20 years working various roles within the technology industry and joined Bullhorn in 2013 in the London office before relocating back to Australia in 2015. During his tenure, he has helped numerous customers make the move to Bullhorn including Kelly Persol, Ambition, Hudson, and many others. He is passionate about technology and in particular how technology can be used to solve business issues and problems that are inhibiting growth within recruitment businesses.
He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Computing) with Honours from Monash University in Melbourne.
Senior Vice President, Customer Success
As the Senior Vice President of Customer Success, Tamsyn leads Bullhorn’s Services and Customer Success teams. She is responsible for successful delivery of all products and services globally and is committed to creating and maintaining incredible long term customer experiences in the candidate to cash process. Tamsyn has been delivering implementations for over 25 years with companies such as SAP, Ariba, Zuora: specialising in HR, Payroll, Procurement and Quote To Cash capability. She trained as a software engineer after studying Maths, Statistics, and Computing in England.
Director of International Marketing
As the Director of International Marketing at Bullhorn, Catherine is responsible for all international marketing efforts across EMEA and APAC. Catherine has been with Bullhorn based in the Boston office since 2010 and has recently relocated to London. Over her tenure, she’s overseen several marketing functions including demand generation, marketing operations, and events. She is passionate about marketing technology, building high-performing teams, and leveraging both to drive for results. Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from Providence College.
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