Information technology recruitment – a fast-growing and critical segment within professional recruitment – is a $26 billion market, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. While IT can be both an industry (software, hardware, Internet, and data management companies) and a function (programming/development, systems administration, UX design, etc.), it is the functional element of IT that has seen the most impressive growth. In every industry trends survey Bullhorn has conducted in the past several years, the most commonly reported “skill shortage” has always been in IT. Indeed, sourcing affordable IT talent – whether it be for contract or permanent positions – can be a challenge regardless of region. And in certain areas, like Boston and London, recruitment consultants might legitimately have a better chance of locating an actual purple squirrel than finding and placing a senior software engineer who’s both qualified and within the average company’s salary limit.
The major challenges in finding IT talent is that all IT workers are inherently skilled, and there are fewer skilled workers than unskilled workers in the world. Many recruitment CRM systems struggle with accuracy in keyword matching, returning candidates who work in coffee shops on a “Java” search query.
Bullhorn has a unique advantage in helping recruitment agencies serving the IT sector succeed – our company is comprised of technologists. With more than 1,400 IT recruitment agencies as customers, Bullhorn understands IT recruitment inside and out. Here are just two of the many ways Bullhorn recruitment software can facilitate exceptional performance for IT recruitment organisations:
Sourcing: Technical talent in the IT sector is rarely active. With high demands for skilled STEM professionals, the good ones are rarely out of a job. In order to find and connect with the best passive IT candidates, recruitment consultants need to know where to look: social networks. Bullhorn Reach is the most widely-used dedicated social recruitment product in existence, and its patented Radar algorithm identifies talent in your networks who may be looking for a new job, before they even announce it. Additionally, Bullhorn Reach’s Engage feature allows you to share interesting, relevant content with your networks. Maybe that top software engineer won’t respond to your cold call, but she might engage with you if you share and comment intelligently on articles from Slashdot.
Candidate search: The Bullhorn recruitment CRM system parses in data from CVs, locates keywords as they pertain to skills, and retrieves matches to candidates quickly and accurately. The higher the skill level and the more keywords involved, the better Bullhorn performs. The recruitment CRM system thrives on sophisticated search and match.
To learn more about how Bullhorn can help IT recruitment agencies find the best talent and win more business, contact us today.
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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.
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