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BOSTON, October 27, 2015 – Bullhorn®, the cloud-based CRM provider that puts powerful customer insights at users’ fingertips, today announced new product capabilities that empower staffing and recruiting firms to grow their businesses through improved relationships with candidates and greater efficiencies in the end-to-end recruiting lifecycle. New offerings that include candidate insights with Bullhorn Pulse and faster candidate submissions with Bullhorn VMS Access Slingshot move the industry forward by introducing innovations that help fill more jobs, more quickly and build deeper engagement with candidates.
“It’s a candidate’s market today, and the pressure for recruiters to attract and nurture talent has never been more intense. Successful firms are building stronger candidate relationships through a higher level of engagement with each candidate. Deeper relationships require more effort, so forward-thinking firms are developing more effective processes at every stage in the recruiting lifecycle – from a candidate’s initial interaction through a candidate’s submission to a client,” said Jonathan Novich, General Manager, Staffing, at Bullhorn. “Our innovative new features create the most advanced solution on the market today for recruiters by making it easier for them to build and maintain stronger candidate relationships and to automate the recruiting lifecycle from requisition to placement.”
Driving Stronger Candidate Engagement
The power of Bullhorn Pulse, a solution that enables instant insight into the health of a relationship, has been expanded beyond customer insight to now offer insights into candidate relationships as well. Built with Bullhorn’s patented email tracking system at its core, Pulse automatically mines email and other communications, analyzes them in real time, and provides valuable, digestible intelligence at a glance.
Recruiters can now instantly view details about their relationships with individual candidates such as their email conversation history over time, the net promoter score of each candidate, and an engagement summary where they can see which coworkers are most engaged with candidates. Through instant insights into their interactions with customers and candidates, firms can differentiate themselves by building stronger, lasting relationships that ultimately translate into sustainable business growth.
“Our industry’s value prop has changed from simply finding talent to the ability to engage, attract, and retain valuable talent. Organizations that are able to gain greater insight into the best ways to connect and engage talent, including net promoter score and conversation history, will have a significant competitive advantage,” said Tom Erb, President, Tallann Resources.
Since being introduced in the spring of 2015, Bullhorn Pulse has been recognized for bringing innovation to the staffing and recruiting industry and the CRM market at large. Bullhorn Pulse has been selected as a leading new technology and will be featured during the panel, “Hot Tech: The Top 10 Features to Hit Staffing in 2015” at the American Staffing Association’s annual Staffing World on Wednesday, October 28 at 2:30 in Nashville, Tenn.
Faster Candidate Submissions for VMS Jobs
As the adoption of Vendor Management Systems (VMS) has grown, companies have started automating the collection and assignment of VMS job requisitions. However, the applicant submission and tracking process, which normally includes multiple candidates per job, remains a manual, time-consuming endeavor impacting both recruiter productivity and the candidate experience. Bullhorn VMS Access automates the data integration and workflow for capturing job openings with more than 350 of the world’s largest companies. With the introduction of VMS Access Slingshot, Bullhorn solves the second half of the equation by enabling staffing firms to automate several of the steps involved in submitting and tracking those high volume submissions as well.
As firms face an increasingly competitive submittal time frame – where companies even stop accepting candidates after receiving the first 20 or 25 submissions – speed provides a significant advantage. Through bi-directional VMS integration, Bullhorn allows recruiters to submit and track candidates faster. Enabling recruiters to initiate and monitor submittal status from directly within their applicant tracking system (ATS) removes the need to utilize two separate systems and copy and paste between them. As a result, recruiters at VMS-focused staffing agencies can realize time savings of up to 75 percent. Ultimately, staffing firms using Bullhorn VMS Access and Slingshot can increase service levels and candidate communications, win more business with speedier submissions, and dramatically improve recruiter productivity.
For information on pricing and availability of Bullhorn’s newest products, please visit Bullhorn’s website.
Bullhorn provides cloud-based CRM solutions for companies in business services industries. Its data capture and customer insight technology puts the most up-to-date and powerful information at users’ fingertips to give them everything they need to win customers and keep them happy. Today, Bullhorn serves more than 10,000 clients and 350,000 users, and its software solutions are used by some of the world’s most prominent business services enterprises to help increase sales, improve service delivery, and streamline operations. Headquartered in Boston, the company has offices in St. Louis, London, and Sydney, with 500 employees globally. The company is founder-led and backed by Vista Equity Partners. To learn more, visit www.bullhorn.com or follow @Bullhorn on Twitter.
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SVP of Product and Salesforce
Jonathan Novich is SVP of Product and Salesforce for Bullhorn, the global leader in CRM and operations software for the recruitment industry. A staffing technology innovator, he has developed broad and deep product and technical experience consulting to staffing firms over the past 15 years. Jonathan has acted as an independent consultant for some of the largest staffing companies in the world and advised companies on acquisition targets.
At Bullhorn, he oversees product initiatives as more than 10,000 staffing companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to drive sales, build relationships, and power their recruitment processes from end to end. He graduated with honors from Princeton University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Computer Science and a certificate in Operations Research.
SVP, Workforce & Revenue Cloud
As Bullhorn’s SVP of Workforce & Revenue Cloud, Ed drives the company’s middle office strategy and overall product offering. Ed joined Bullhorn as part of the Peoplenet acquisition where he spent 7 years as the President/CEO leading up to the acquisition in late 2017. Prior to joining the Bullhorn family, Ed has spent his career designing, building and managing technology solutions for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He has been a Partner in an ERP-focused consulting firm, a CIO for a global pharmaceutical company, a supply-chain leader for a retail company and the leader of a services company from its inception to $50MM in revenue. Ed was born in Florida but has spent the last 20+ years in Atlanta, GA. Ed loves to play golf, tennis and basketball and occasionally gets out kite boarding when the wind is just right.
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Brian Sylvester is Bullhorn’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with more than 15 years of financial leadership experience. Brian leads Bullhorn’s financial, accounting, and legal functions. Prior to becoming CFO, Brian spent three years at Bullhorn in various finance & accounting roles. Prior to Bullhorn, Brian was Corporate Controller at Pegasystems, a global provider of business process management software where he scaled the finance organization during a period of 2.5x revenue growth. Brian began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their technology audit practice.
Brian is a CPA in Massachusetts, has a Master’s of Science in Accounting from Boston College and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Bryant University.
SVP, Customer Success
As the Senior Vice President of Customer Success, Tamsyn leads Bullhorn’s Services and Customer Success teams. She is responsible for the 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 and Apttus: specializing in HR, Payroll, Procurement and Quote To Cash capability. She trained as a software engineer after studying Maths, Statistics, and Computing in England.
Founder & CEO
Art Papas is the Founder and CEO of Bullhorn, Inc, the global leader in software for the staffing & recruitment industry. Art was the original architect of Bullhorn’s flagship Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, which now helps more than 8,000 companies around the world run their businesses. Art is the Chairman of the Board at Career Collaborative, an organization that teaches unemployed and underemployed adults how to build careers that change lives and strengthen families. In 2014, Ernst & Young named Art an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner in New England. Prior to starting Bullhorn, Art started his career as a software engineer at Thomson Reuters. Art is a graduate of Tufts University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.
President and Chief Technology Officer
As President and CTO, Matt leads Bullhorn’s architectural, technical, and software design and development efforts. He also directs the product management team’s work defining product strategy, and global customer support and success. Since joining Bullhorn in 2004, Matt has held a variety of leadership positions managing the growth of various technical and services teams, including Vice President of Professional Services. Prior to Bullhorn, Matt worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in systems process assurance for such companies as Fidelity and State Street Global Advisors. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Boston University’s School of Management.
Chief Revenue Officer
As Bullhorn’s Chief Revenue Officer, Mike drives the company’s global revenue growth. Mike was one of the first 15 team members of Bullhorn Inc. in Boston and relocated to London in 2010 to start up the International team. In his 6 years in London, Mike drove regional expansion into the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, and Australia. He has supplied cloud-based solutions to recruitment consultancies in over 50 different countries worldwide for the past 10 years. Mike was born and raised in the Boston-area where he grew up an avid sport fan. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Babson College.
Chief People Officer
Kristin oversees Bullhorn’s human resources function in her role as Chief People Officer. Kristin joined Bullhorn in 2020 and is responsible for helping Bullhorn scale to the next level, build leadership capacity, and accelerate growth in global markets. Kristin brings to the role over 20 years of experience leading high-potential companies through breakthrough growth and brings a depth of knowledge in organizational design, scalable processes, and flexible systems culled from some of the most successful global companies in the world. Leary joins Bullhorn from Hitachi Vantara, where she served as Chief Human Resources Officer, and before that she worked as Chief Human Resources Officer at Forcepoint, a private equity-backed company with 3,000 employees operating in more than 45 countries. She has also worked at high-growth enterprise technology companies like Alphatec Spine, Boston Scientific, and Hewlett-Packard.
Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and International
Peter oversees Bullhorn’s international operations across EMEA and APAC in his role as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and International. Peter joined Bullhorn in 2009 and was responsible for its highly successful UK launch. In addition to growing the international team to over 50 staff and establishing Bullhorn as the UK’s market leading recruitment software in fewer than three years, Peter has expanded Bullhorn’s reach into EMEA and APAC and achieved a user base of more than 10,000 international users. Prior to taking on the launch of Bullhorn in the UK, Peter spent 20 years working in the recruitment industry and held a number of senior director roles before moving into the technology space.
Executive Vice President of Enterprise and Salesforce
Ryan Murphy is the Executive Vice President of Enterprise and Salesforce. He began his 10-year career at Bullhorn as a finance and sales intern, affording him a 360-degree view of the software-as-a-service industry and Bullhorn’s business model. Prior to his current role, Ryan served as an Enterprise Account Executive where he honed his customer-first leadership style and championed Bullhorn’s offerings to its most strategic clients. Today, Murphy is charged with leading the enterprise strategy and go to market for both Bullhorn and Bullhorn for Salesforce, enabling customers to maximize their investments on both platforms and deliver an incredible experience to their customers and candidates. Ryan has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Boston University.
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