At a time when most businesses are trying to do more with less, investing in a recruiting software solution is an ideal way to recruit high-quality candidates both quickly and cost-effectively. Software engineers have developed all kinds of useful features and functionality to make just about every aspect of recruiting automated and more effective.
While implementing a system with an intelligent workflow will drive growth of placements and job orders, these are only a couple of the many key value drivers behind investing in recruiting software. As you evaluate different solutions, consider making a thorough recruiting software comparison to ensure the solution you end up choosing is the right fit for your organisation. You also want to completely understand how the benefits of a recruiting solution will lead to significant cost savings and increased business profitability.
Identify Your Requirements
To ensure you’re getting the best solution on the market for your firm, spend time identifying your requirements up front. You will need this information as you evaluate different vendor products and service offerings. Start by reviewing your recruiting process and documenting all steps, interactions, and pain points. Once you have clearly defined your current process, map out the goals and needs of your new system while thinking about how this new solution can help you move your business forward. Consider things that your current workflow may lack that you’d like to see in the new system.
How do you want to access the solution? Who do you want to access this system (executives, managers, recruiters)? Do you need the platform to integrate with other systems?
These are all questions to think about as you make your recruiting software comparison. Another critical component of evaluating different recruiting solutions is to determine your budget early in the evaluation process. Make sure you plan for not only the cost of the platform, but also for any setup fees, usage fees, hardware costs, and support costs that may be applied during implementation. Make sure you prepare for any backup and disaster recovery needs as well. Ask vendors for detailed quotes on the products and services offered so you truly understand the “Total Cost of Ownership.”
Evaluate Genuine Recruiting Software Reviews
Investing in recruiting software is a big decision, and it’s important to understand whether the returns on this technology are worth the investment. Be transparent when talking to vendors about your business challenges. A good vendor will work with you to understand your business and show you how its software will address your needs and challenges.
Before you even sit through a demo, have a conversation with the vendor around exactly what you need the system to do. Make a detailed list of the functions you are looking for in the new software and explain what doesn’t work about your old system or your current manual processes.
Vendor experience is an important factor to consider during the evaluation process because it’s not a short-term partnership that you’re aiming to have with this company. Does the vendor have staying power? Will the vendor be there in the coming years? You want to choose a vendor that fully understands the specific challenges faced by recruitment professionals.
Many recruiting firms will also look for recruiting software reviews from customers that already use the product of interest. Recruiter software reviews provide an unbiased perspective on the product’s ease-of-use, functionality, product quality, and customer support that you can’t get directly from the vendor.
Despite the intricate process of evaluating multiple systems, it’s important to spend the appropriate amount of time on your recruiting software comparison to confirm you are making the right choice for the long haul. The last thing you want to do is choose poorly and spend thousands of dollars later migrating data to a new system. Do the hard work up front. It will pay off in the end.
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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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