Bullhorn Live Conquers London
Our first Bullhorn Live event in London, which took place at the end of October, exceeded my expectations and the entire Bullhorn team has been flooded with positive feedback. In fact, I have heard from many customers and partners that attended that it was the most rewarding recruitment event of the year.
Many members of the Bullhorn senior management team, including founder and CEO Art Papas and VP of technology Matt Fischer, were in from the States for the event. It was a wonderful opportunity for our management team to meet with our European customers and partners face-to-face and demonstrate their approach to recruitment software, present the roadmap for the product and listen to attendees’ feedback.
The day was packed with presentations and saw plenty of networking between our customers and Marketplace partners. Presentations included a session on Bullhorn tips and tricks, an update on Bullhorn’s newest standard features and a discussion on the importance of social media in recruitment by recruitment specialist Lisa Jones.
There was also a customer panel which included Rethink’s operations director Tim Jacob, group MD of client relationships at NES Global Talent Mike Chapman, Harrington Starr’s MD Toby Babb and group IT director at Premier Group, Don Ryan. It was great to see 200 people in one room with the common bond of Bullhorn, sharing best practice and learning together how to get the most value from the platform.
We heard from many of our customers that they decided to attend Bullhorn Live London because they wanted to hear about the latest technologies Bullhorn is, and will soon be, offering. Having achieved an overall customer conference score of 4.43/5 it is clear that we were able to whet their appetites with a glimpse of what the future holds.
Our Bullhorn Marketplace partners in attendance, cube19, Daxtra, Broadbean, Synety, Baker Tilly, MyResourcer and Ebsta spent the day actively demonstrating the value of their products when added to the Bullhorn solution. They told us that even before the event potential clients had called them after seeing they were sponsoring Bullhorn Live London.
With over 200 customers and partners at Bullhorn Live London, we received excellent input about our product on the day. This has helped us to develop a plan for what we are going to do over the next 12 months and beyond to make the product work really well for the UK market.
It’s unique for recruitment software companies to provide this kind of event as our competitors’ models, size and breadth of expertise don’t allow for it. Our true cloud, multi-tenant software enables a large group of people to come together around one release of software. Insight sharing and support is part of our culture, and it was wonderful to see it embodied in this event.