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The Network is a global information technology partner of choice to a large list of prestigious clients spanning across Australia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The company specialises in end-to-end staffing solutions to meet the demands of the local and international IT sourcing market. Starting from humble beginnings with just two consultants, The Network has experienced phenomenal growth, having become a premier boutique recruitment agency. Now with 17 active consultants across its independent offices, The Network’s team adopts a highly personalised approach to recruitment in the IT industry.
Global Operations Manager Natasha Gregory describes The Network’s mantra as an intimate, personal approach. Not simply made up of recruitment consultants, The Network strives to maintain a team of future-driven industry experts with a heavy focus on industry awareness and advisory consulting. In fast-paced and young offices, The Network has a company culture with the perfect balance between the personality of a boutique recruitment agency and the expertise of seasoned industry experts. Having recently implemented Bullhorn’s market-leading recruitment CRM, Natasha Gregory shared her insights into The Network’s journey and how operations have improved since adopting Bullhorn.
The Network’s legacy system was a server-based competitor working out of the United Kingdom. Although the software had the basic functionality the company needed, it soon became outdated. Operations were slow, functionality was basic, and localised support was nonexistent. The Network knew that if it were to remain on the forefront of information technology recruitment, it would need an equally innovative software solution. Solving these key problems would be critical to The Network’s future growth, so the company used a calculated, systematic approach to select a new provider. From a shortlist of 8 cloud-based providers, The Network chose Bullhorn and hasn’t looked back since. Natasha commented, “We knew exactly what was wrong with our old system and what we were looking for moving forward. Our new system had to be user-friendly – if it’s not intuitive, recruiters just won’t use it effectively.”
The Network documented the benefits and shortcomings of 8 different software providers in the search for its preferred system. After an extensive analysis period, Bullhorn came out on top for a number of reasons. As the market leader in cloud-based recruitment CRM technology, Bullhorn could provide the stability and reliability The Network required out of its mission-critical software. Bullhorn’s 24- hour support would also be a dramatic improvement over the support system of The Network’s previous provider. Finally, Bullhorn was simply the most adaptable and flexible system on the market, with the customisation capabilities to suit The Network’s varied internal workflows. Speaking of their choice to go with Bullhorn, Natasha said, “Bullhorn has an intuitive hiring process that allows us to customise it for any of our tasks. It was this, along with its 24-hour support and great reputation, that really sold us.”
Bullhorn’s intuitive software design and easy customisation have given The Network a tailored solution that ticks all its boxes and encourages recruiter adoption. Since implementation, The Network has been able to significantly reduce time spent on manual data entry. Bullhorn’s reporting has also given Natasha and her team full visibility into everyone’s workflow progress, which has made Natasha’s management process far easier. When questions and concerns have arisen, Natasha has been pleasantly surprised to find that the Bullhorn Support team lives up to its stellar reputation, tackling any challenge at any hour of the day. When asked to quantify the benefits of Bullhorn, Natasha commented, “Bullhorn has made us so much more efficient and It’s very rare to find such a professional and efficient support services team.”
The Network has big plans for future growth, and the reliability of its recruitment CRM system will play a key part in its foundation. Now working on improving its internal systems by developing a custom API, The Network can rely on Bullhorn to provide professional and accurate advice, as well as a stable platform in which to expand. The Network is confident that it has made the right choice with Bullhorn to support any of its future endeavors.
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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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Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and International
Peter oversees Bullhorn’s international operations outside North America 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 and continued expansion internationally. Peter has grown the international team to over 100 staff, established Bullhorn as the UK’s market leading recruitment software and has expanded Bullhorn’s reach into EMEA and APAC, achieving a user base of more than 30,000 international users. Prior to taking on the launch of Bullhorn International, Peter spent 20 years working in the recruitment industry and held a number of senior director roles before moving into the technology space.