Innovating from the Start

With over 1,500 employees across the globe, Bullhorn helps to power the world’s fastest-growing recruitment agencies through cutting edge technology. The recruitment industry puts millions of people to work each week, and the process of finding top talent, connecting them to the right job, quickly, and at scale is incredibly complex.

That’s where Bullhorn comes in. Our team is laser-focused on the day-to-day of recruitment professionals and how to reduce the busywork to free them up to focus on the high-value tasks. By simplifying, automating, and streamlining the dozens of workflows a recruiting professional might have otherwise done manually, Bullhorn helps firms to unlock the power of their teams to do what they do best – put the world to work.

  • Over 1,500 employees across the globe (and counting)
  • 20+ years serving the staffing industry
  • Over 10,000 customers globally
  • Founder led and profitable
  • Backed by Stone Point Capital, Insight Partners, and Genstar
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Average client satisfaction rate

Our focus is connecting people to people. With an industry-best first-call resolution rate, our world-wide support team ensures you’ll get the support you need any time you need it.

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Partners in our open ecosystem

The Bullhorn Marketplace is home to over 100 pre-integrated recruitment-specific solutions that can help agencies tackle any challenge in their workflow.

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Invested in R&D each year

Innovation is in our DNA. Our product and technology teams roll out hundreds of product updates each year to ensure customers are always two steps ahead of the competition."

Leadership Team

Proud to Support the Recruitment Industry

Bullhorn is deeply committed to the recruitment industry and a proud sponsor of the associations that support it and move it forward across the globe.


The Bullhorn Story

For more than 20 years, Bullhorn has been empowering the recruitment industry to put the world to work.

Our software drives the entire lifecycle of the recruitment process. More than 10,000 companies around the world use Bullhorn to provide a modern candidate experience, to deliver flexibility and scale to meet customer challenges, and to transform businesses in order to compete and win in today’s changing recruitment landscape. Headquartered in Boston, with offices across the globe, Bullhorn employs 1,500 people. The company has been founder-led since its inception in 1999 and is backed by Stone Point Capital, Insight Partners, and Genstar.

The story of the Bullhorn is one of unlocking the power of people. This industry fulfills a vital mission: to help people earn a living and support their families. And we feel passionately that technology can help companies to be more efficient and productive as they put the world to work. Originally launched as an online marketplace for freelance creative workers looking for contract work, founder, CEO, and original software architect Art Papas discovered that the system could be used to help recruitment agencies run their businesses after meeting the owner of a recruitment agency. Recruitment businesses faced enormous challenges coordinating efforts to serve clients between remote branch office locations and Papas built a web-based Software-as-a-Service solution that allowed much greater collaboration between branches. Since that moment in the early 2000s, Bullhorn has been focused on delivering dynamic, flexible, and innovative solutions that solve the business challenges of its customers.

That deep passion for innovation and creating technical solutions that solve our customers’ greatest operational challenges drives the core of Bullhorn’s culture today. With an entrepreneurial approach to software design and deep dedication to customer service, Bullhorn leads the recruitment software industry in automating the recruiting lifecycle from start to finish – allowing sales and recruiting, operations, and finance to run as one team, delivering incredible candidate and customer experiences.

Our goal is to help our customers to stay agile, to anticipate and react to threats and opportunities posed by the competitive landscape, and to grow efficiently through automation and the human touch. We care about our employees, our communities, and our industry, and we also love creating innovative technology.

We are technologists; we are human beings; we are committed to helping our customers truly transform their businesses. We are Bullhorn.

  • 2009 Open APIs and SSAE16 Certification
  • 2010 Bullhorn Marketplace
  • 2010 Passive Email Tracking
  • 2011 Bullhorn Mobile
  • 2011 Time and Expense
  • 2012 Advanced Candidate Search
  • 2013 Inbox Gadget
  • 2013 Bullhorn Onboarding
  • 2014 VMS Integration
  • 2014 Platform and UX Refresh
  • 2014 Bullhorn Sales CRM
  • 2015 Pulse – Relationship Intelligence
  • 2016 Canvas – Business Intelligence
  • 2017 Credential Management
  • 2017 Novo Experience
  • 2018 Major Expansion in Mainland Europe
  • 2019 Erecruit Acquisition
  • 2020 Herefish Acquisition
  • 2021 Bullhorn Connect for Candidate Experience
  • 2022 SourceBreaker Acquisition

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