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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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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