HRchitect Tech Vendor News: EY announces Bullhorn CEO Art Papas Is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award winner in New England

July 14, 2014

Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in software category

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 16, 2014 – EY today announced that Art Papas, co-founder and CEO of Bullhorn, the global leader in recruiting software, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the software category in New England. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Papas was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Sheraton Boston on June 10.

Founded by Papas in 1999, Bullhorn is the leading provider of cloud-based software for the staffing and recruiting industry. More than 350,000 recruiting professionals use the company’s applicant tracking system (ATS), customer relationship management (CRM) solution, back office, and social recruiting products across 150 countries. Continually innovating, Bullhorn recently released the latest version of its core technology, S Release – the fastest staffing-specific ATS and CRM available on the market.

“Winning an award as prestigious as EY Entrepreneur Of the Year for New England is special to me because I view it entirely as a reflection on the work that my team has done,” said Papas. “Every one of my employees has played a key role helping me build this company. Some of them have even devoted more than a decade of their lives to it. We were recently recognized as being one of the Best Places to Work in Boston by the Boston Business Journal, and I believe that my winning the EY award goes hand-in-hand with Bullhorn being a great place to work. When we create a culture where people thrive, achieve their true potential, and build incredible friendships, extraordinary results will follow. This week we host 300 Bullhorn users for the annual Bullhorn Live Customer Conference, and our whole team is looking forward to translating our positive company culture into an incredible experience for our customers.”

Now in its 28th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis.

As a New England award winner, Papas is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

In New England, sponsors include Goodwin Procter LLP, RBS Citizens, Nixon Peabody, R.R. Donnelley, Scherzer International, Silicon Valley Bank, The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, True Capital, Accounting Management Solutions, Bingham McCutchen, Chatham Financial, fama PR, and Murray Devine and Company.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Bullhorn Partners with Simply Hired to Help Recruiters Fill Open Positions Faster and More Easily

July 14, 2014

One-stop job advertising is now easily accessible within Bullhorn ATS/CRM dashboard; provides targeted reach to more than 30 million job seekers each month

Boston, MA and Sunnyvale, CA – June 12, 2014 – Bullhorn®, the global leader in recruiting software, and Simply Hired, a leading job search engine, today announced a strategic partnership to help recruiters quickly reach and engage more qualified candidates.

Through the partnership, Simply Hired’s performance-based job advertising platform will be seamlessly integrated with the Bullhorn applicant tracking system and customer relationship management solution (ATS/CRM). To help recruiters deliver the best possible candidate experience across web and mobile, Bullhorn and Simply Hired will also debut the industry’s first integration with Simply Apply. This one-click apply feature allows job seekers to quickly and easily apply to open positions using a saved resume.

This integration presents a one-stop job advertising solution, directly accessible within the Bullhorn dashboard. It will provide recruiters targeted reach to over 30 million unique monthly job seekers who use Simply Hired across web, email, mobile, and thousands of partner sites.

Key features of the joint offering include:

  • Expansive, unique candidate audience: Compared to the leading job boards, more than 50% of the 30 million visitors to Simply Hired are unique to the service (comScore 2013).  Recruiters and agencies are now able to attract qualified candidates not available elsewhere.
  • Simply Apply: Jobs advertised through the joint offering are displayed with a Simply Apply logo, alerting job seekers that they can apply using a saved resume for a simple, streamlined application process.
  • Advanced Personalization: The joint offering leverages Simply Hired’s proprietary technology and predictive personalization to match the right candidates to the right jobs, delivering a higher volume of qualified candidates and driving new efficiency.
  • Powerful Candidate Insights: Qualified candidates submit their applications directly through Bullhorn, while providing recruiters with attribution data to help them understand their most effective candidate sources.

“Bullhorn and Simply Hired share a commitment to recruiting innovation and productivity,” said Gordon Burnes, chief marketing officer at Bullhorn. “The industry’s first integration of Simply Apply will provide a more streamlined experience for candidates, and Simply Hired’s proven job advertising capabilities will extend Bullhorn customers’ candidate reach and results.”

“We’re pleased to partner with Bullhorn as measurement, performance and efficiency take center stage in recruiting organizations,” said James Beriker, CEO of Simply Hired. “Our integration with Bullhorn gives recruiters a new way to use technology and data to improve both the candidate experience and recruiting performance.”

The integration from Simply Hired will be available to US Bullhorn customers starting in late Q3 of 2014. Simply Hired will be in attendance at Bullhorn Live 2014, June 18-20 in Boston, MA to answer questions regarding this exciting partnership.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Bullhorn and LinkedIn Team Up to Streamline the Recruiter Workflow

June 9, 2014

Bullhorn ATS/CRM and LinkedIn Recruiter Integration Boosts Recruiting Agency Productivity; Bullhorn Will Demo Integration at Bullhorn Live Conference

Boston, MA – May 7, 2014 – Bullhorn®, the global leader in recruiting software, today announced the integration of the Bullhorn applicant tracking system and customer relationship management system (ATS/CRM) with LinkedIn Recruiter. This is a huge productivity enhancement for users of the Bullhorn ATS/CRM and LinkedIn Recruiter as it enables them to work inside Bullhorn uninterrupted while reaping the functional benefits of LinkedIn Recruiter. LinkedIn, which operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, recently surpassed 300 million members worldwide. Bullhorn is the first staffing-specific ATS/CRM product with which LinkedIn has chosen to integrate, testament to Bullhorn’s large share of the recruiting agency market and leadership in the recruiting software space.

The API-based integration will enable users of the Bullhorn ATS/CRM who also use LinkedIn Recruiter to view candidates’ or clients’ LinkedIn records within Bullhorn. While in LinkedIn Recruiter, users will also be able to see if the profile they’re viewing has a contact record in Bullhorn, via an “In Bullhorn” badge. The LinkedIn record will display the link to the Bullhorn record. Users will be able to click through the badge to view the record in Bullhorn, streamlining the workflow between the Bullhorn ATS/CRM product and LinkedIn Recruiter platform, reducing the need to shuffle from window to window, and improving user productivity.

The integration is extremely valuable because it allows recruiters to take advantage of two different data sets: the data in a Bullhorn record, which is supplied by the agency user, and the data in LinkedIn, which is continually updated by the candidate. By merging these two data sets, the combined offering delivers the most up-to-date central repository of information on a client or candidate.

In the future, the integration between the Bullhorn ATS/CRM and LinkedIn Recruiter will include bulk linking capability. Additionally, in the future, any InMails and Notes sent through LinkedIn will be visible in the Bullhorn ATS/CRM and appended to a candidate or client’s Bullhorn record – a huge productivity enhancement that further improves the quality of an agency’s applicant database.

“This integration is great news for Bullhorn users,” said Art Papas, founder and CEO of Bullhorn. “Both LinkedIn and Bullhorn know that recruiter speed and productivity is absolutely paramount to agency success. The more time recruiters spend in the Bullhorn ATS/CRM, working productively, the better it is for them, their agency, their candidates, and their clients. The integration between LinkedIn Recruiter and Bullhorn enables users to reap the benefits of LinkedIn’s record quality and accuracy from directly within the Bullhorn ATS/CRM, which in turn improves the quality of data in their ATS records to help them make the right placements faster – a win-win for their entire agency.”

“Thousands of firms worldwide choose LinkedIn to help them find the right candidates for their clients,” said James Volpentest, LinkedIn’s senior director of search and staffing sales for North America. “We are very excited about our integration with Bullhorn as it will ensure our executive search and staffing customers are getting the most value from their LinkedIn Recruiter investment.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Recruiting Agencies Use Bullhorn Back Office Onboarding for Quick and Secure New Hire Document Management

June 9, 2014

Customers Can Reduce New Hire Onboarding Process Time by 60%

Boston, MA – May 12, 2014 – Bullhorn®, the global leader in recruiting software, today announced the availability of Bullhorn Back Office Onboarding, a new module which provides electronic new hire document management capabilities designed specifically for staffing and recruiting agencies. Bullhorn Back Office Onboarding enables contract staffing agencies to create unlimited forms for their clients, automatically enter placement data such as contractor names and addresses, and provide secure access to an online portal for easy form completion.

Bullhorn Back Office Onboarding is part of the Bullhorn Back Office product suite, which, alongside the Bullhorn ATS/CRM, provides an end-to-end solution for recruiting agency processes. Bullhorn Back Office also includes Time and Expense, Time and Expense Mobile, Invoices, and Commissions modules. By tracking the progress of each placement’s documents online using Bullhorn Back Office Onboarding, contract staffing firms can send electronic reminders to candidates with outstanding paperwork and know when to escalate and call candidates directly. In just a few months of use, one customer has reduced the time spent completing new hire paperwork and E-Verify processes by 60% using Bullhorn Back Office Onboarding.

Bullhorn Back Office Onboarding enables staffing firms to:

  • Create new hire documents easily by seamlessly importing/merging Bullhorn data
  • Quickly address diverse client and job requirements
  • Store new hire documents securely and ensure compliance with data protection mandates
  • Confirm that candidates are eligible for employment in the United States using E-Verify

Conversely, it also provides benefits to contractors, who can:

  • Sign pre-populated new hire documents electronically, avoiding back-and-forth trips to the staffing agency
  • Receive speedy notifications and reminders if forms are not completed properly
  • Rest assured that their sensitive data is secure in Bullhorn’s SSAE 16 Type II compliant data centers

The entire Bullhorn Back Office product suite was designed from the ground up, by staffing professionals, for staffing professionals. Uniquely suited to meet the needs of staffing firms and facilitate growth for Bullhorn customers, Bullhorn Back Office has rapidly increased in popularity since its launch in July of 2013. Hundreds of Bullhorn ATS/CRM customers now use Bullhorn Back Office, trusting Bullhorn for their end-to-end recruiting software needs.

“It’s extremely important for us to have a seamless, end-to-end solution for both our front and back office processes – and we have that with the addition of Bullhorn Back Office Onboarding,” said Quinn Salamandra, Chief Operating Officer at Corporate Brokers. “We were using another electronic onboarding tool previously and switched to Bullhorn because we knew it would offer us better data integrity and reduce errors. Bullhorn Back Office Onboarding helps improve our agency brand in the eyes of our consultants and contractors. And it gives us valuable visibility into and control over the onboarding process; we see when a contractor is going through their new hire paperwork. Bullhorn Back Office Onboarding will save us hours of onboarding time per new contractor compared to the electronic tool we used before. The benefits for customers using manual tools will be considerably more dramatic.”

“Bullhorn’s products are designed to improve recruiting professionals’ efficiency and productivity,” said Gordon Burnes, Chief Marketing Officer at Bullhorn, “and the new Bullhorn Back Office Onboarding module takes the hassle out of completing and processing new hire forms to the benefit of contractors and staffing firms. We’re helping to end the back office paper chase, once and for all.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Vaco Chooses Bullhorn’s ATS/CRM and Back Office Products to Improve Speed and Recruiting Insight

May 1, 2014

 

Fast-Growing Consulting and Recruiting Conglomerate Selects Bullhorn on Strength of Enterprise-Scale CRM

Boston, MA – April 24, 2014 – Bullhorn®, the global leader in recruiting software, today announced that Vaco – a conglomerate of accounting, financial, IT, and administrative consulting and recruiting firms – has chosen the Bullhorn ATS/CRM to streamline its recruiting processes and improve productivity across all 29 of its offices.  Vaco will use the Bullhorn applicant tracking system (ATS), customer relationship management system (CRM), and Bullhorn Back Office time and expense management solution to power its end-to-end recruiting processes for more than 300 users.

Vaco, which evaluated the latest release from existing solution Bond Adapt as well as solutions from eRecruit, SmartSearch and TalentRover, chose Bullhorn for the following primary reasons:

·         Bullhorn’s true cloud product offerings, which will give Vaco the advantage of rapid deployment, user access from anywhere, and lower long-term support and IT costs as they grow

·         The productivity gains seen by Bullhorn users, which have been proven to produce results such as increased placements for clients – on time and on budget

·         Bullhorn’s investment in product innovations such as multi-browser support, lightning-fast search, and an easy-to-use interface (more than $1 million per month into research and development)

·         Bullhorn’s high level of usage by Vaco’s peers in the recruiting and staffing industry, underscoring the value of its fast, user-friendly solutions

“Bullhorn’s significant investment into their technologies and cloud-based product line stood out in the ATS marketplace,” said Chris Cummings, Vaco’s CIO. “Coupling this with their proven ability to drive high end user adoption, we’re looking forward to a unified Vaco technology platform that encourages continuity and collaboration across our offices.”

Vaco hopes that standardizing on Bullhorn will help improve adoption of recruiting software within its network of 29 offices located across the United States. Unifying their operating branches under Bullhorn’s combined ATS/CRM will lead to an increase in efficiencies and visibility into the business on both a macro and micro level.

“The players at Vaco are so client, candidate, and consultant focused they’d find a way to serve them with an etch-a-sketch and an Atari 2600.  It is so exciting to arm these driven performers with the world class ATS/CRM system that Bullhorn provides.” said Jerry Bostelman, CEO of Vaco.  “It is also a great joy to partner with a company that shares Vaco’s entrepreneurial zeal, will to win, transparent communication, and commitment to collaborative solutions.”

Vaco’s recruiters will use Bullhorn’s S Release – the fastest version of the Bullhorn ATS/CRM ever built. With an emphasis on recruiters’ speed and productivity, Vaco anticipates that Bullhorn will help increase automation, reduce administrative time and interruptions as well as improve the bottom line for its producers.

“Vaco is experiencing incredible growth,” said Justin Teague, COO at Bullhorn. “Their ‘local ownership with national reach’ strategy has really paid off from both a client and candidate service perspective and a revenue generation standpoint. They’re looking for an enterprise partner that is built to last alongside them, and designed to scale as they grow. They have that with Bullhorn. No other partner in the market can offer the same peace of mind.”

 


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Monster and Bullhorn to Integrate Industry Leading People Search for Improved Recruiter Productivity and Efficiency

April 21, 2014

Combination To Provide Best-in-Class Search Experience for Recruiters

Boston, Mass. and Weston, Mass., April 2, 2014 – At a time when staffing and recruiting companies are looking for the best ways to drive their own productivity, Monster and Bullhorn are collaborating to provide recruiters with unprecedented efficiency in contextual search.  Monster (NYSE:MWW), the global leader in successfully connecting people and job opportunities, and Bullhorn, the global leader in recruiting software, today announced the integration of Monster’s Power Resume Search® and SeeMore® cloud solution into the Bullhorn applicant tracking system and customer relationship management solution (ATS/CRM). This landmark combination unites two of the most innovative and functional technology providers for recruiting and staffing firms. The new capabilities are expected to be available on the Bullhorn platform in Q2 2014.

This integrated offering will provide recruiters with an additional layer of cloud-based advanced search solutions to better and more quickly find, compare, rank and manage potential candidates. In a customized and highly integrated fashion, Bullhorn customers will be able to take advantage of Monster’s industry leading Power Resume Search and Monster’s SeeMore cloud solution, revolutionizing how recruiters search and pinpoint candidates from within their own database of resumes.

Some of the features of the combined integration include:

  • The ability to search for resumes from the world’s largest resume database using 6Sense® search technology, allowing recruiters to find the most qualified candidates quickly
  • The ability to use the cloud-based SeeMore search and analytics platform across the customer’s own databases, increasing the value of previously-sourced candidates
  • The ability to move candidates quickly from first look on Monster, to review and submittal via Bullhorn

Staffing firms, whose success depends on speed and quality to fill hundreds of jobs at any given time, have shown strong adoption of Bullhorn’s innovative solutions. To help meet their needs, staffing companies are turning to Bullhorn and Monster to help drive efficiency.

“Monster is a long-time innovator in the recruiting space and this extension of their search technology provides a winning combination to our customers,” said Art Papas, Founder and CEO of Bullhorn. “Bullhorn continues to push forward in developing the most streamlined, productivity-focused solutions for recruiters. Monster’s search integration with Bullhorn will drive unprecedented matching efficiency, with faster access to more qualified candidates.”

“Bullhorn is a true leader in recruiting software and we are delighted to pair Monster’s technology for the benefit of end customers,” said Matthew O’Connor, SVP, Enterprise, Staffing, and Software Solutions at Monster Worldwide. “A recruiter will be able to take full advantage of the data and features in Bullhorn while seamlessly integrating with Monster’s Search and Analytics Platform. This is a powerful combination of two leading platforms.”

“The integration of SeeMore and Bullhorn is a game changer for the industry,” says Rob Lowry, Executive Vice President at Apex Systems. “Our recruiters will have the ability to leverage two great tools together to pinpoint qualified candidates and make our entire recruitment process faster and more efficient.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Record Number of Attendees, Recruiting Experts Gather to Discuss Best Practices at Bullhorn Live 2013

June 27, 2013

Bullhorn, the global leader in recruiting software, announced record-breaking attendance at its recent sold-out annual user conference, Bullhorn Live 2013, which took place May 20-22, 2013, in Boston. The conference, now in its fourth year, attracted more than 300 staffing and recruiting professionals from around the world.  Professionals from 145 companies gathered for two days of training, general sessions on the future of recruiting, and breakout sessions geared towards maximizing the benefits of Bullhorn products and growing revenue in 2013.

Following an evening of pre-conference workshops, Bullhorn CEO Art Papas commenced the first full day of sessions with his keynote address. Papas and the Bullhorn product management team provided the audience with an exclusive sneak peek into upcoming Bullhorn product features, including a streamlined new ATS/CRM interface for common recruiting tasks and an email integration update. The team also demoed improved functionality for Bullhorn Reach. All the features demoed during the keynote session were designed to save recruiters time and improve their speed and adoption by integrating Bullhorn with their daily work tasks.

During the keynote address, Papas also discussed the elements of a great enterprise software partnership, highlighting the importance of shared values between customer and vendor. He outlined the depth of Bullhorn’s technical performance, with the company handling 2 billion customer requests per month, 100 terabytes of data, and 1,500 clicks per second – all while maintaining 99.992% uptime over the past year.

“Nothing in technology stays still,” said Papas. “For a partnership to work, your vendor needs to be evolving, aligned, and healthy. Bullhorn is investing almost $20 million in evolving its support, services, R&D, and infrastructure in 2013. Our goals are aligned with those of our customers and we’re improving our products to address their changing needs. And our customers know that we’ve been around for 13 years but remain fast-growing, increasing our client count by 135% last year. We’re healthy and here for the long haul.”

Other conference highlights included sessions presented by Staffing Industry Analysts’ Andrew Karpie and recruitment experts Danny Sarch and Eric Jaquith.

A quarter of Bullhorn Live attendees this year were customers using Bullhorn’s MaxHire and Sendouts products, and Bullhorn was pleased to welcome them to the combined Bullhorn family. Bullhorn Live featured specific tracks for MaxHire and Sendouts users to ensure they gleaned the greatest value from the conference.  Many of Bullhorn’s forthcoming product updates will merge popular features of the MaxHire and Sendouts offerings with Bullhorn.

The conference was well-attended by Bullhorn partners as well as customers. Fifteen Bullhorn Marketplace partners exhibited at Bullhorn Live. Monster sponsored the Bullhorn Live opening welcome reception on May 20th. The signature party of Bullhorn Live on May 21st at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art was sponsored by Broadbean, Scout, and Talentwise.

 

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Bullhorn Growth Surges in 1H 2012…from Bullhorn

July 1, 2012

 

Recruiting Software Company Crosses the 100,000 User Mark

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Bullhorn, the global leader in online recruiting software, announced a series of milestone achievements for the first half of 2012 – including strong new bookings growth, new product innovations, and customer wins – at its sold-out user conference last week, Bullhorn Live.

Milestone Achievements

Bullhorn’s new bookings increased 66% in Q1 2012 compared to 2011 while new ATS/CRM seat growth was up 69% over the previous year’s period. The company added more than 3,500 new ATS/CRM seats from 380 new customers during the first half of 2012, including Sodexo Australia, GMR Marketing, Bond Street, Vision IT, and Maplesoft. Combined with continued rapid growth of Bullhorn Reach, the company’s pioneering social recruiting product, Bullhorn broke through the 100,000 user mark. Now, more than 12,000 companies in 126 countries rely on Bullhorn to hire the best talent using the company’s flagship ATS/CRM platform and Bullhorn Reach.

Bullhorn Reach has experienced unprecedented growth in the first year since its commercial release. With more than 82,000 recruiters as registered users, Bullhorn Reach is now the standard in social recruiting platforms. In the past three months Bullhorn signed new agreements with clients including Brooksource, FGP International, TrueBridge, and KBW for Bullhorn’s enterprise-scale social recruiting product, Bullhorn Reach Team. In addition to growing recruiter usage, job seeker traffic to the social recruiting platform is up over 700% with 1.1 million unique monthly visitors.

Additionally, the company recently announced a host of new product innovations, including:

  • A new set of interactive standard reports and role-based dashboards for fast, easy access to key business metrics and better decision-making across the organization
  • Powerful analytical tools from InsightSquared to surgically address data quality issues, forecast future bookings and revenue, integrate additional recruiting data from phone and billing systems and more
  • An all-new version of Bullhorn Mobile that enabling recruiters, account managers and executives on the go to browse lists of candidates, jobs, and contacts, add jobs, and view reports
  • Tighter integration of Bullhorn Reach with the Bullhorn ATS/CRM that streamlines the social sharing of jobs, automates the parsing of applicants from social media, and tracks social recruiting ROI

 

Hundreds of Recruiters at Bullhorn Live
The Bullhorn Live User’s Conference attracted more than 300 staffing and recruiting professionals from 104 companies for two full days of expert presentations, breakout sessions, face-to-face product demonstrations and networking events – all focused on helping recruiting professionals generate greater revenues in 2012.

In the month leading up to the event, customers were invited to test their knowledge of the Bullhorn ATS for a chance to win prizes and participate in the first-ever Bullhorn Live game show. The top five scorers – Brian Roach of Design Group Staffing; Spencer Hellman of JOCO; Russ Danford of MATRIX Resources; Kyle Ketcham of Randstad Technologies; and Doug Feltman of 24 Seven Inc. – went head-to-head on stage, answering questions on the ATS, Bullhorn history, and even music from the 1970s.

Bullhorn CEO and co-founder Art Papas presented the keynote address on Monday, June 18 th, discussing the state of the domestic job market and the future of the staffing industry. “The last time we held Bullhorn Live was in 2009, at the depth of the Great Recession. We’ve been hard at work since then, bringing major innovations to the industry. It’s incredible to see the payoff. Our clients are thriving and Bullhorn has been a beneficiary of their success.”

For more information on Bullhorn, please visit www.bullhorn.com

To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Another Year of Record-breaking Growth for Bullhorn, Inc. in 2011…from Bullhorn

March 13, 2012

 

Social recruiting and applicant tracking platforms connected over 60,000 recruiters with millions of job seekers

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Recruiting software provider Bullhorn, Inc. recently reported strong results for 2011. New bookings and revenue for the company’s applicant tracking and CRM platform grew 40% over 2010, while over 35,000 recruiters chose Bullhorn Reach for social recruiting since its February launch, one of the fastest-spreading applications in the industry’s history.

Bullhorn welcomed over 400 new clients to its industry-leading applicant tracking and CRM platform, including Solomon Page Group, Personified and CompuCom in North America and Swift Worldwide Resources, Investigo, JAM Recruitment and NES in Europe. The company’s Asia-Pacific client base expanded over 150% with market leaders like Aurec joining. Hundreds of companies and recruiting agencies chose Bullhorn Reach as their social recruiting platform and have already attracted hundreds of thousands of new applicants.

Bullhorn continued its heavy investment in new software innovation last year, highlighted by:

 

  • A re-invented Candidate Search that saves time and flattens the learning curve for new recruiters by suggesting the search terms most likely to produce the best candidates
  • A new, touch-enabled Bullhorn Mobile app for recruiters on the go
  • A new Time and Expense module that automates the placement to payment process by integrating expense tracking, payroll and accounting

Integrated applications from Vertical Response, Wanted Technology, InsightSquared and others joined the Bullhorn Marketplace partner network in 2011, powering a 234% leap in client connections and further establishing the Bullhorn platform as a recruitment industry standard. “Our software helped clients across the world put several hundred thousand people to work last year as the economy struggled to regain its footing” commented Art Papas, co-founder and CEO of Bullhorn. “I am proud of our 200 employees’ dedication and hard work.”

For more information on Bullhorn, please visit www.bullhorn.com

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New Release of Bullhorn’s Applicant Tracking Software Reinvents Candidate Search…from Bullhorn

December 15, 2011

 

Finds the best candidates faster and flattens the learning curve for new recruiters

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Bullhorn recently announced the Winter 2012 release of its applicant tracking software featuring all new Candidate Search. Candidate Search suggests the search terms most likely to produce the best matching candidates by continuously learning from millions of searches and resumes. More accurate results, plus a newly streamlined interface, saves time on each of the hundreds of resume database searches recruiters perform.

Candidate Search examines a job, candidate or user-entered keywords and suggests additional terms. For example, if a recruiter searches for “Java” and “J2EE,” it suggests related terms such as Java Server Pages, XML, web services, and object oriented. For “accounting” and “receivables” it suggests adding general ledger, payroll, reconciliation, billing and collections. Candidate Search arms new recruiters with domain expertise that would otherwise take months to gain and helps any recruiter asked by a client about a skill they aren’t familiar with.

“Almost every job starts by searching for candidates, so recruiters who execute faster and send out their very best candidates gain a huge advantage over less agile competitors” said Art Papas, CEO and Co-Founder of Bullhorn. “Accelerating recruiter effectiveness, especially for new hires, means filling more jobs and boosting profitability.”

Candidate Search further enhances recruiter productivity by providing:

  • Drag and drop search builder – Rapidly build searches by clicking and dragging search terms to include, prioritize, or exclude.
  • Personalization – Tailor the fields, columns and appearance of search results to maximize your personal productivity.
  • Collaboration – Save your best searches associated with a job, client or contact and share them with colleagues.
  • Unified searching – Save time by searching across resumes, notes and attachments all from one screen.

“Bullhorn Candidate Search will help our team find great candidates faster than ever,” said Wendy Kennah, Director of Recruiting at Procom Consultants Group, a leading Canadian IT staffing company. “The drag and drop search builder and suggested keywords for new recruiters combined with Boolean syntax for experienced recruiters, means that everyone on the team has the ideal toolset for candidate search. New hires can get up to speed quickly, and learn from what’s already working for us.”

In addition to Candidate Search, the Bullhorn Winter 2012 release delivers more than 130 updates and fixes including improvements to web response tracking that makes it easier to track candidates from first touch through to placement, as well as API updates, email and calendar integration improvements and much more. The Bullhorn Winter 2012 release will be available to all Bullhorn customers in early 2012. For additional information about Candidate Search and the Winter 2012 release please visit Bullhorn.com.

To learn more about HRchitect’s expertise in HR technology strategy, selection and implementation services, and how HRchitect can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


MyResourcer helps Bullhorn users unlock the value of their database…from Bullhorn

September 29, 2011

 

‘Recruiter’s best friend’ adds automated job search to leading recruitment system

HRchitect includes Bullhorn in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years in business, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

Bullhorn recently announced the integration of MyResourcer, the easy-to-use online job lead generation system for the global recruitment market, with Bullhorn’s applicant tracking and customer relationship management software. As a Bullhorn Marketplace Partner, MyResourcer’s technology enables Bullhorn users to unlock the value hidden within their client/prospect database, by automating the job search to develop new business contacts.

“We are pleased to partner with Bullhorn and bring robust business development functionality to its users,” comments Bradley Placks, Managing Director of MyResourcer. “Typically, business development is a challenge for recruiters, with much of it relying on spending time searching for job adverts online, scouring job boards and cold calling prospects. With this integration, users will benefit from a streamlined workflow, from automated client prospecting right through to managing candidate placement, speeding up the recruitment process even further and delivering exceptional customer service to clients.”

The partnership between MyResourcer and Bullhorn is part of the Bullhorn Marketplace, the first cloud-based  recruitment agencies application and services marketplace available to the industry.  The Marketplace provides best-of-breed solutions that are tightly integrated with Bullhorn and gives  recruitment firms the ability to leverage appropriate technology for their unique business needs.

David Beaver, Director of Global Alliances at Bullhorn adds: “MyResourcer adds a valuable extension onto the Bullhorn system; delivering effective business development functionality that manages the recruitment process at each touch point with the client and the candidate. By entering into the partnership with MyResourcer, our client base is set to benefit from significant time savings and the opportunity to take advantage of the hidden revenue in their client/prospect database.”

MyResourcer uses artificial intelligence and dynamic search technology to provide recruiters with the quickest and simplest mechanism for automated tracking of new jobs, as and when they appear on company websites.  Instead of having to trawl through websites on a daily basis, recruiters are equipped with new jobs, even from organisations they may not have already dealt with.

Placks adds: “With proactive business development now becoming a bigger part of the recruiter’s agenda, MyResourcer will make the process much easier for Bullhorn users. By casting the net as wide as possible, recruiters are equipped with leads to loosen up the hidden revenue in their database and gain that ever-elusive competitive edge.”

For more information on Bullhorn, please visit www.bullhorn.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


First Advantage Brings Background Screening to the Bullhorn Marketplace…from First Advantage

May 22, 2011

 

Marketplace Partner debuts its latest background screening technology to Bullhorn® customers

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

First Advantage, a leading provider of talent acquisition solutions, announced recently the integration of its background screening solution with Bullhorn’s applicant tracking and customer relationship management software. Staffing and recruiting professionals can now screen candidates from directly within Bullhorn, taking advantage of a wide range of tools including criminal checks, employment and education verifications, licensing and sex offender checks, and much more.

“Seamlessly passing information between Bullhorn and the First Advantage screening platform eliminates redundant data entry and significantly reduces errors,” said Paige Vesuvio, Vice President of First Advantage. “Additionally, the applicant’s screening information is now permanently tracked within Bullhorn so that users have all the critical data they need instantly at their fingertips.”

First Advantage is available via the Bullhorn Marketplace, a destination that gives staffing and recruiting agencies access to an extensive range of software applications and services, all of which are pre-integrated with Bullhorn. All Marketplace partner applications are accessible online and help recruiters streamline every touch point of their business ‐ from background checks and payroll to accounting system integration and sourcing ‐ to drive bottom‐line results.

“As an existing Marketplace partner, First Advantage first wowed our customers with its state‐of-the‐ art employee assessment technology,” said David Beaver, Bullhorn’s Director of Corporate Alliances. “We are very excited to expand on this and provide customers with market‐leading background screening tools, which will unquestionably boost staffing and recruiting efficiency.”

First Advantage’s industry leading screening tools are used by thousands of employers and staffing firms worldwide to mitigate hiring risks and optimize quality of hire initiatives. Offering a wide range of screening packages for different industries and job types, compliance support and resources, and flexible reporting options, First Advantage provides Bullhorn users the tools to shorten hiring cycles and get the right candidates working faster.

“The goal of integrations like this is to reduce the time and effort needed to get the right people in the right jobs quickly,” said Vesuvio. “We’ve accomplished that with both our skills and behavioral assessments and now with our background screening tools.”

For more information on First Advantage, please visit www.fadv.com

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Bullhorn’s Rapid Growth Recognized by Boston Business Journal…from Bullhorn

March 20, 2011

 

HRchitect includes Bullhorn in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years in business, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Bullhorn ®, the global leader in online staffing and recruiting agency software, today announced its recognition by Boston Business Journal as one of the fastest growing private companies in Boston for the sixth consecutive year.  The annual Pacesetters list honors the top 50 fastest-growing companies in the area based on revenue growth.

“We’re always honored to recognize dynamic, privately held companies through our Pacesetters program,” Business Journal Publisher Christopher McIntosh said. “But it’s a special privilege at a time when these businesses are widely recognized as the engines driving our economic recovery. The success of these companies testifies not just to the vision of their owners and employees but also to the health of our region.”

To be considered for the list, companies had to report annual revenue growth of at least 20 percent over a four-year period. Bullhorn grew about 200% in the past four years and is continuing to see impressive growth in 2011.

“Our team’s ongoing commitment to innovation and superior customer satisfaction drives our growth year after year,” said Art Papas, founder and CEO of Bullhorn. “We continue to invest significantly in infrastructure and international growth, including new office openings in the UK and Australia, while rolling out several ground-breaking product developments and enhancements. We are honored to be recognized by the Boston Business Journal again among so many thriving firms.” 

In addition to being recognized by the Boston Business Journal, Bullhorn’s growth earned the company spots among Inc. Magazine’s list of Fastest Growing Companies in America, Lead 411’s Technoloy 500, Software Magazine’s Software 500, Deloitte LLP’s Technology Fast 500™, and Always On’s OnDemand 100.

Bullhorn and the other honorees will be recognized at the Fairmont Copley Plaza on April 28.  Tickets can be purchased on the Boston Business Journal’s website.

For more information on Bullhorn, please visit www.bullhorn.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Bullhorn Joins Industry Body APSCo…from Bullhorn

August 9, 2009

 

HRchitect includes Bullhorn in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

Bullhorn, the global leader in On Demand, front office staffing and recruiting software, has been granted affiliate membership to APSCo, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies. The company, which launched in Europe in June sees the membership as an important part of its initiatives to establish itself as a leading player in the UK market.
 
Peter Linas, Sales Director, commented: We feel it is important to make a contribution to the staffing industry and becoming a member of APSCo will allow Bullhorn to do so. We are delighted that our launch into the UK has been endorsed by such a high profile professional body.”
 
The membership will allow Bullhorn to keep up to date with UK and EU parliamentary issues and to benefit from the influence APSCo has over policy and industry regulations.
 
Peter Linas continues: “The future of the recruitment sector is on the web, and as the leading Global provider of recruitment SaaS solutions, we felt it was important for Bullhorn to be part of APSCo. As more recruiters look to integrate with the likes of LinkedIn, Google, Zoominfo and the next inevitable social networking innovation, we would like to be there to assist, as well as promote best practice and develop industry standards.”
 
Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo comments: “We are delighted to welcome Bullhorn as an affiliate member of APSCo. We have received very positive references and are confident that they will add value to our organisation. Bullhorn are already making their presence known in the industry and we hope to be able to assist them in raising standards, and providing high quality information and services. “

For more information on Bullhorn, please visit www.bullhorn.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Bullhorn Co-Founder and CFO Roger Colvin Named Boston Business Journal CFO of the Year Honoree…from Bullhorn

July 19, 2009

 

Named One of Three Honorees in the Small Private Company Category in First Ever Boston Business Journal CFO of the Year Award

HRchitect includes Bullhorn in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

Bullhorn, the global leader in On Demand, front office staffing and recruiting software, today announced that co-founder and CFO Roger Colvin is one of three honorees for CFO of the Year by the BBJ.  According to the BBJ, the award ceremony will recognize CFOs in the categories of Life Achievement, Small Private Company, Midsized Private Company, Large Private Company, Public Company, and Nonprofit.  Colvin will be honored as part of the Small Private Company category.

Colvin co-founded Bullhorn with CEO Art Papas and President Barry Hinckley, in 1999.  Starting as a job board for creative services professionals, Bullhorn transformed into an On Demand front office system for staffing and recruiting firms in 2001.  Colvin led Bullhorn’s finance strategy, which included an acquisition and securing more than $26 million from investors.  Under his financial leadership, the company has also achieved more than 30 quarters of market leading growth by investing in sales, marketing and development. 

“I feel privileged to be recognized as an honoree for Boston Business Journal’s first ever CFO of the Year Award, “said Roger Colvin, CFO and co-founder of Bullhorn.  “Bullhorn is an exceptional company, which invests to bring market leading innovation to its customers, while also ensuring a high degree of satisfaction.  I am also fortunate to work with outstanding finance and management teams.”

The award ceremony was held on July 16th from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.  Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will present the keynote at the luncheon event.

For more information on Bullhorn, please visit www.bullhorn.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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