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Fuse Recruitment is an Australian-born recruitment agency focused on the Engineering, Science, Trade and Insurance industry. It was established in 2010 through the collective vision of Managing Director Mathew Westcott, and co founders, Tyson McNeilly and Matthew Christensen, to deliver recruitment services that genuinely served candidate needs while satisfying the demanding requirements of businesses.
Today, Fuse Recruitment operates internationally and has offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Mackay, Melbourne, Sydney and London. Connecting these international offices is made possible through Bullhorn’s cloud-based recruitment technology. Bullhorn has since caught up with Managing Director, Mathew Westcott to find out how Fuse Recruitment is leveraging Bullhorn to power their operation.
At Inception, Fuse Recruitment required a recruitment CRM that would be reliable and above all, adaptable enough to scale alongside them. The business started with only two users across Melbourne and Brisbane, but supported by long term industry expertise, it expected to grow quickly. The ideal solution would therefore need to be cloud based, capable of connecting offices across states. After assessing several options, Bullhorn proved to be the best choice. According to Managing Director, Mathew Westcott, other providers were relatively immature while Bullhorn had a proven track record of being a reliable cloud-based solution.
After implementing Bullhorn, Fuse Recruitment had a robust technological foundation in which information could be shared and managed. Subsequently, the company opened new offices in Sydney, Darwin and Perth and connected its workflows within the system. Now with a physical presence in key locations across Australia, Fuse Recruitment focused on further streamlining operations. Taking advantage of Bullhorn’s Marketplace for third party applications, they were able to seamlessly integrate a payroll system, advanced job posting and third party analytics.
According to Mathew, the biggest benefits of implementing Bullhorn’s recruitment CRM platform are reliability and flexibility. Since inception, Bullhorn has never been unavailable due to server issues and when support was needed, it was available 24 hours, 7 days a week. From a service delivery standpoint, Bullhorn has allowed Fuse Recruitment to be incredibly responsive and agile, managing workflow regardless of geographical barriers. Bullhorns constant stream of improvements has also given Fuse Recruitment a competitive edge. With the introduction of Bullhorn S Release and improvements search functionality over time, Fuse Recruitment has been able to make more placements directly from the database.
The future looks promising for Fuse Recruitment as it seeks to bolster its insurance arm, a vertical which has already proven profitable and is growing quickly. The company as a whole has been growing up to 40% every year since implementation, and with the recent acquisition of some large contracts, Fuse Recruitment expects to double in size within two years. Mathew believes Bullhorn will prove instrumental in managing their forecasted growth to connect consultants and onboard new hires.
SVP, Global Support & Training
As Senior Vice President, Global Support and Training, J.R. leads our global Support and Training for all Bullhorn product lines. J.R. directs both the company’s customer service and training efforts around the world engaging customers throughout all points in the customer journey, both proactively and reactively, delivering incredible customer experiences via transactional interactions and client engagements. He brings a broad range of customer service leadership skills and experience to the company spanning performance management, project management, employee and leadership development, organizational design, and strategy which all align to focus on driving an incredible customer experience. Prior to joining Bullhorn, J.R. led call center optimization efforts for AT&T Mobility, directing the call center strategy for more than 100 contact centers. J.R. has spent 20 years working in the contact center space and has held a number of key leadership roles prior to joining Bullhorn.
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.
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