Back Office Product Expansion, Global Customer Wins Highlight Best-Ever Q3 for Bullhorn
Bullhorn®, the global leader in recruiting software, today announced the completion of the most successful third quarter in company history. A 50% increase in new client bookings compared to Q3 2012, substantial user growth, and the acquisition of time and expense specialist EASY Software Solutions all underscored Bullhorn’s continued commitment to customer success.
Bullhorn ended the quarter with 3,500 new seats of its ATS/CRM product line. New customers include STAR Oil, Gas, and Power Projects in the Netherlands, Pro Recruitment Group and Parity Resources in the UK, Lack & Daily, Inc. and J. Morrissey in the U.S., and Aviation Labour in Australia. Also in Australia, Bullhorn expanded its Sydney office with several new sales and account management hires.
“We selected Bullhorn as our long-term ATS partner because they’re the undisputed market leaders for the staffing industry,” said Pat Keogh, managing director of Pro Recruitment Group. “Bullhorn can give us something no other competitor can – a true-cloud platform that’s lightning fast, 14 years of growth and experience, and millions of pounds’ investment into improving their products to the benefit of our business.”
“We have chosen Bullhorn because we expect it to help us increase our efficiency as an organization,” said Bas Lissenberg, COO, STAR Oil, Gas, and Power Projects. “Bullhorn has numerous features from which we can benefit, including the fact that it’s faster than our current system. Bullhorn’s focus on speed will help us ramp up our business processes. Furthermore, working with Bullhorn will enable us to have a better insight into our performance and metrics and it’ll allow us to support our employees and customers even better than we currently already do. With Bullhorn we will be ready for the next step to be taken into international acceleration.”
Bullhorn started off the third quarter of 2013 by acquiring Marketplace partner EASY Software Solutions, makers of timesheet and expense solution timeshEASY, which has now been fully integrated as Bullhorn Back Office. The 100% cloud-based Bullhorn Back Office product – and its team of back office experts in Richmond, VA led by Director of Back Office Solutions Jeff Jefferson – has been a welcome addition for Bullhorn’s customers, who now benefit from having an end-to-end recruiting solution. Twenty percent more customers have opted to take advantage of the product since the acquisition.
The company also made an important addition to its senior leadership team with the hire of veteran technology executive Mark Hounslow as Senior Vice President of Services and Support. Hounslow was most recently Vice President for Americas Services at the universal payments company ACI Worldwide, where he led more than 260 consultants supporting over $128m of business for the largest financial institutions and retailers across the world. At Bullhorn, Hounslow directs the professional services, customer success, and support teams.
“I am excited to join Bullhorn and lead a team of 150 global customer service professionals to provide our customers with the best possible experience,” said Hounslow. “We continue to innovate in support and services, having already implemented 24-hour ‘follow the sun’ support across North America, Europe, and Australia, and limiting customer call hold time to under two minutes. In my new role, I have the full support of the company to drive continuous improvement for our customers and will be able to bring all my past experiences to help support the growth of Bullhorn around the world.”
Bullhorn creates software and services that help recruiters put the world to work. For thirteen years our innovations have powered the recruiting and staffing operations of fast-growing start-ups up through the world’s largest employment brands. Headquartered in Boston, with offices in St. Louis, Richmond, Vancouver, London, and Sydney, Bullhorn’s applicant tracking system, recruitment CRM, and social recruiting products serve more than 10,000 clients representing nearly 300,000 users across 150 countries.