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hat is your recruitment candidate relationship management (CRM) for? Is it just a glorified Rolodex? An elaborate phone directory? Or is it the beating heart of your business? I ask this because over the course of the last year I’ve lost count of the number of agencies that have invited us in as they consider replacing their legacy recruitment CRM with Eploy. And this is what we’ve frequently found: • Your best salespeople are likely to be your worst CRM users • Spreadsheets are still spreading out of control So, why is this? Taking the first point, salespeople tend not to like CRM systems, they don’t like the manual task of updating records with call logs, actions and so on. They see no value in it. Their value to your business is their ability to network, to build trust with your clients to seek referrals and their ability to knock down doors and win you accounts. But, if you ask each of your star performers what it is that makes them exceptional, you are likely to get some very different responses. To really get value from your CRM, your sales heroes need to be able to record and measure the behaviours they believe in individually. Which brings me on to point two. If you and your team are still producing spreadsheets (typically on a Friday) to go through the numbers, your recruitment CRM is failing you. Self-service analytics gives everyone the ability to create

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metrics, KPIs [key performance indicators] and manage their performance against targets. This unlocks the data in your CRM Chris Bogh, and turns it into meaningful information. Chief Technology We spoke with one of our long-standing Officer, Eploy clients this year who is using Eploy’s Dashboards for precisely this reason. Rather than use Dashboards for top-down target setting – eg. ‘Our most successful consultant makes 50 proactive calls a day therefore you should ALL make 50 proactive calls a day’ – his approach is to let his consultants decide which behaviours they think their own personal success is based on. Then they have to understand what they would need to measure to continue and encourage those behaviours – and then each customise their own dashboards to measure and monitor them. The result… 1) Consultant buy-in: consultants now get real-time feedback on their activities. As a result, they believe in these activities and recognise that they will lead to success. 2) Improved data accuracy: consultants are more likely to use the CRM to properly record their activities because they know it will affect their personal KPIs. As he said to me: “What I like is, it is a self-perpetuating feedback tool to drive your performance in the areas you believe in.” Now, that’s what your recruitment CRM is for. To find out how Eploy can help your recruitment business please visit eploy.co.uk

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s acquiring new recruitment software part of your business plan for 2016? Perhaps that’s putting the cart before the horse. Let’s ask this: what tasks do you need to be able to complete more effectively within your business this year than ever before? And on which aspects of your business must you deploy more staff than previously? Such questions will likely be the best guide “What tasks for helping you decide do you need if your business to be able to requires new software complete more this year and if so, effectively what you need it to within your accomplish. business this Our 2016 Guide will year?” point you towards top suppliers. To make the most of your budget and maximise your team’s efficiency, we recommend that you take stock of the gaps, weaknesses and strengths alike in your business, and work with a chosen supplier or two to pinpoint where technology could be a force multiplier. We hope you find our Guide useful.

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DECISIONS, DECISIONS HOW TO CHOOSE THE SOFTWARE AND SUPPLIER THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR RECRUITMENT BUSINESS BY SUE WEEKES

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he whole point of technology is, it should let you do things you couldn’t do before. It should help you to find that passive candidate more easily. It should enable you to build a first-class talent pool. It also should help you build a better relationship with candidates and improve their overall experience of being recruited. It should increase efficiency. And it should free you up to focus on other core parts of your role, enabling you to add value to the business. All of the above and more make a not unreasonable software wish list. However,

some recruitment businesses sell themselves and their users short by not demanding more from their software providers. There are several reasons why recruitment software can disappoint end users, inevitably resulting in frustration and under-use of the system. Yet in many cases, the software is not at fault but factors such as a lack of training or time set aside for proper implementation may be involved. It might even be that the wrong criteria were drawn up when the system was chosen in the first place. Chris Bogh, technical director of recruitment technology provider Eploy,

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says organisations often fall down when purchasing software because they fail to understand who the users are at all levels and how they need to interact with the system. “There’s a big difference between, say, a resourcer who will be working the database day in, day out and a compliance manager who needs to audit and check contractor and placement compliance documentation,” Bogh says. Those charged with specifying systems should create user personas for each key stakeholder and realistic user journey stories, he adds. “Then put the vendors to the test. Ask to see them demonstrate their solution on your terms rather than just be impressed by their

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glitzy — and well-rehearsed — standard demonstration.” David Lahey, vice president of international at software developer Jobvite, agrees: not enough emphasis is placed on seeking out systems that will help users do their jobs better. “In other words, software should minimise administration and let workers do what they were hired to do: recruit,” he says. The rise of consumer technology such as Facebook and the iPhone means that people expect an easy-to-use interface that delivers powerful results in their everyday work, Lahey says. “For a recruiting platform to be a system that

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truly drives engagement, the features and interface should be designed in a user-friendly way. If recruitment software is not designed with the user at its core, people will be unlikely to use it.” People in all sectors, including recruitment, have become empowered in recent years to seek out apps and other technology to help them do their jobs better. They therefore expect a better-quality experience from a recruitment system than they did just five years ago. “For example, applicant tracking and reporting should be painless, and programs should integrate seamlessly with calendar programs, as well as with social media platforms,” says Lahey. “Recruiters and hiring managers become frustrated with functions that are difficult to find and apply, or being put through too many steps to complete a basic task. Where regular, key processes take too long, productivity and adoption are negatively affected. If you have a powerful piece of technology that no one understands, it’s close to useless.” As well as user experience, candidate experience has to be thought through carefully. Lahey highlights research carried out on Fortune 100 companies that found 40% of them failed to provide a straightforward navigation through the online job application process and 25% did not attempt to integrate the application with social media. Of course, the software also must be able to deliver a return on investment (ROI) and make the business more efficient and therefore profitable. Peter Linas, international managing director at recruitment software developer Bullhorn, says that while recruiters know software takes a central role in a modern business, they don’t always realise “exactly how central”. “Typically they see it as something that helps them work more efficiently or save time, but actually they should be focusing on what

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“Understand how each user needs to be able to access the system. Most of us are ‘multi-device’ users; we expect to be able to carry out our work on any device, at any time and from anywhere”

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“Recruiters need software that allows them to look for talent in the right places — for example, an effective tool that lets them research prospects, as well as schedule interviews.”

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will help them build stronger ties with clients and candidates, build efficiencies and make them more competitive,” he says. “Choosing recruitment software is a big decision, but it all boils down to two interrelated things: building strong relationships and making money. If it doesn’t help you do this — directly or indirectly — then it’s not worth it.” Roy Snart, head of First Choice Software, part of Access Group, says the first thing he would do as an owner or director of a recruitment firm is to ensure those in charge of making decisions regarding software have goals and requirements that align well with business needs. “As an owner or director, you’ll be interested in improving your bottom line, removing risk and having a good oversight of your business and consultants for years to come. Make sure everyone is thinking the same way,” he says. “We see lots of agencies that have bought software because it looked simple, appeared to be cheap but failed to meet the needs of the business.” Snart adds that the company also sees too many people wanting to replicate systems they do not even like. “[It] sounds crazy but people do,” he says. “Quite often, people limit themselves by not ensuring the system they buy is capable of growing with them and being flexible enough to change.” Of course, hype and buzzwords surrounding technology in general do not help and probably actually hinder clarity

in specifying and buying software in any sector. In recent years, recruiters have felt under pressure to buy products purporting to help them maximise technological developments such as the cloud, the mobile environment, social media and Big Data. Bogh says it is easy to get caught up by vendor hype, resulting in buying the “sizzle” rather than the “sausage”. When it comes to the cloud, for example, he warns against “cloud imposters”. “You can recognise a cloud imposter by the software you use to access the recruitment platform,” he explains. “A true cloud solution can be accessed on any device through any normal browser. A cloud imposter needs special software or a VPN [virtual private network] to access it. So, if you are looking at cloud solutions, keep it simple and ask: can everyone access the system through a browser? Can we do everything on our smartphones and tablets?” Organisations need to create a wish list for both their

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users and the business when deciding on a new software system. Snart advises also making a list of activities that your current system cannot do and “to be open to new ideas”. “We see so many people with a requirement that arises from the limitation of their old system,” he says, adding that you must be convinced the vendor “really understands” recruitment. “If so, the workflows will be much better and intuitive, and the CRM is much more likely to be used,” Snart says. Bogh says a desired feature list should be based on the data and activities that will help make each user successful. “The ability to capture, monitor and measure this information is pivotal to the success of the project,” he says. “The platform you choose should be flexible enough to deliver the information through self-service analytics, thereby enabling each user to track, measure and monitor their performance as well as give managers the helicopter overview.” Ultimately, there is no substitute for doing your homework on both systems and suppliers. Linas recommends speaking to other industry professionals to share best practice and never to lose sight of the fact that recruitment is a people business. This should always steer your decision, he says. “Recruiters must forge and maintain strong ties with clients to ensure there are vacancies to fill and, in order to fill those vacancies, they need to build strong ties with candidates,” Linas says. “Any recruitment software you purchase must be able to do that if it is going to help you achieve your objectives, whatever they are. It must provide recruiters with relationship insights by providing proactive user intelligence that enables them to better anticipate client and candidate needs.”

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“To think about the technology and the functionality first is a mistake. For recruitment agencies to get the most out of their software, they must think first about their people. How will it help their consultants better engage with the right candidates and respond faster to clients?”

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ARTIF ICE NAME OF SYSTEM Artifice OPERATING PLATFORM Microsoft Windows PRICE Licensed user £500 per annum CONTACT DETAILS T 01788 552241 E sales@artificeplatform.com W www.artificeplatform.com

In 2003 Crichton Miller, founder and chief executive of Haul-IT Nationwide, realised that increasing legislation for agencies to ensure compliance, while continuing to provide cost savings to clients, required an investment of business profits into producing (in-house) software designed around the needs of an agency, its staff, its workers and client demands. A team of programmers was recruited and trained to understand agency business working practices. Working with temporary workers, operators, recruiters and finance staff, they started designing and building the most efficient system possible to manage the temporary and permanent supply chain. Tested in seven Asda regional distribution centres between 2006 and 2012, managing 2,500 LGV drivers and 110 second-tier agencies, Artifice produced large cost savings and managed compliance beyond all expectations. Used to select, place and manage large volumes of drivers for Wincanton, Eddie Stobart, DHL and Argos, this secure scalable solution will automate the recruitment and selection of any type or quantity of worker and meets all compliance demanded by your clients, the industry and legislation while reducing your costs, increasing efficiency and helping your business succeed.

BON D IN TER NATION AL S OFTWAR E NAME OF SYSTEM Bond Adapt OPERATING PLATFORM Platform independent INTEGRATES WITH All PRICE Flexible delivery options – please contact us to discuss your requirements CONTACT DETAILS James Payne T 01903 707070 E sales@bond.co.uk W www.bondadapt.com www.bondinternational software.com

Bond International Software is a global provider of specialist recruitment software. Chosen by world-leading recruitment organisations, Bond’s technology is built upon over 40 years’ experience and continuous research, development and investment. Used by more than 140,000 staffing professionals in over 40 countries, Bond Adapt manages the entire recruitment cycle. Feature-rich and highly flexible, Bond Adapt is the ideal solution for all companies, from two-user agencies to enterprise-level organisations. Options & Features: • On Premise or On Demand (Cloud/SaaS) • Adapt Studio – User customisable real-time dashboards • Adapt InSight – Powerful contextual searching and matching • Advanced social media tools • Interactive web portals • Adapt InTouch – mobile app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry • Open API – Easily bolt-on third-party systems. Businesses working with Bond Adapt can focus on future growth with absolute confidence

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DAXTRA TECHNOLOGIES NAME OF SYSTEM DaXtra Technologies INTEGRATES WITH Most of the ATS/CRMs in the market Number of users supported: From the world’s largest staffing companies to boutique recruiters, corporate recruitment departments, job boards and software vendors PRICE Depends on the number of users CONTACT DETAILS T 020 7801 6323 E info_uk@daxtra.com

Daxtra is a market leader in intelligent automation solutions for recruitment and talent acquisition, including high accuracy multilingual CV and job parsing, semantic search, matching and search aggregation. Daxtra provides a technology that dramatically reduces time and cost to recruit, as well as improves the quality of candidates an organisation attracts. Daxtra software parses CVs in 27 languages, which is the reason why over 600 organisations spanning all continents use it – from the world’s largest staffing companies to boutique recruiters, corporate recruitment departments, job boards and software vendors regardless of their industry, size and location.

DIL L ISTON E NAME OF SYSTEM FileFinder Anywhere OPERATING PLATFORM Browsers, desktop software, mobile devices, Outlook or the Outlook WebApp (part of Office 365) INTEGRATES WITH MS Outlook, Office 365, MS Exchange, Sovren, MidOffice, Broadbean, social networks PRICE Depends on the deployment. We offer FileFinder as an outright purchase, SaaS model or a hybrid approach that offers the best of both options! CONTACT DETAILS T: 020 7749 6100 E: info@dillistone.com W: www.dillistone.com

Dillistone Systems’ FileFinder Anywhere is the latest generation of the FileFinder Executive Search platform. The software of choice for 1,600+ executive search and talent acquisition teams in over 6o countries. Users can now access their business data via four platforms – desktop software, mobile, browser and Outlook – anywhere, anytime, just like emails! Imagine how much more efficient you could be if you could: • Access your business data on virtually any machine with no downloads meaning that you can work from anywhere • Manage your database without leaving Outlook • Research candidates on LinkedIn without leaving your database “I had done some research on a number of different executive search systems and found that FileFinder Anywhere seemed the most intuitive, easy to use and most relevant to my needs.” Gollin Associates “FileFinder Anywhere does what it says on the tin: we can access it literally anywhere, on our iPhones and our iPads, and if we’re working from home we can use any computer to access it. The integration between FileFinder Anywhere and Office 365 works very efficiently.” Arthur Edward Associates • FileFinder Anywhere can be hosted in the cloud in one of our five Microsoft Azure hosting centres worldwide. Technical support is available 24/5 through Dillistone Systems offices globally.

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EPLOY NAME OF SYSTEM Eploy OPERATING PLATFORM Runs on any system and browser. Full access on smartphones and tablets INTEGRATES WITH Social networking channels, POP/IMAP and Exchange Email, Daxtra, Sovren, Broadbean, IDIBU, Logic Melon, Job Mate PRICE Price on application CONTACT DETAILS T 0800 073 42 43 E info@eploy.co.uk

Eploy® is a modern, cloud-based recruitment platform for agencies that want to work faster and smarter. Eploy combines recruitment candidate relationship management (CRM), applicant tracking, recruitment analytics and research tools into a single, flexible platform that adapts to your business processes. Seamless integration with any website enables online registration, self-service portals, applications and timesheet entry while multiple job posting, automated response handling and CV data extraction significantly reduces time to placement. Eploy’s proprietary online research tools allow researching and importing from multiple CV libraries, LinkedIn, Google, Viadeo, Xing etc with all social/ business networks and media channels continually updated. Specialist ‘client tools’ unlock new revenue streams such as vendor management, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services and volume/graduate recruitment while detailed analytics gives you up to the moment insights into business and consultant performance. The Eploy team has extensive experience in the recruitment industry which enables Eploy to fit seamlessly into any organisation. Since 1998 our philosophy has been to actively seek feedback from our rapidly expanding client base and closely follow industry developments and has resulted in exceptional levels of innovation and functionality.

EVOLVE NAME OF SYSTEM evolve™ Online Recruitment OPERATING PLATFORM Browser-based INTEGRATES WITH Email, SMS, Broadbean (2way), WebModule API for your website, Back Office API PRICE Low-cost set up and low monthly fee CONTACT DETAILS T 01256 845055 E sales@evolvedb.co.uk W www.linkedin.com/company/ fcpinternetltd

evolve™ is an established, feature-rich, reliable online (SaaS) recruitment solution. Suitable for a wide range of recruitment sectors, our clients range from just a single recruitment consultant, right up to companies with 100+ users spread around the globe. For smaller companies, our solution has an easy, cost-effective entry point and will grow with your business. For larger clients, our comprehensive APIs [Application Program Interfaces] and customisation services can offer a tailored fit for your business. With a focus on speed, reliability, security and simplicity of use, find out how evolve™ and its UK-based team can help your business today.

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and effort, it also prevents the recruiter from having to learn the complex boolean syntax. We are still some distance away from when semantic search technology magically understands what we actually mean to look for in each and every case. However, a modern semantic search tool can do a number of very useful things today: • Guess the intended word(s) from the mistyped words • Identify synonyms so that candidates who say the same thing in a slightly different way to the query are also returned • Identify which terms tend to occur together and build statistical queries • Clarify ambiguous terms • Guess what the user is searching for and suggest related terms (or

entire queries) that they may wish to search for • Understand which terms the candidate is using to refer to their skills, and which terms are merely referring to incidental context • Identify which candidates not only have a particular skill but have recent and/or extensive experience of using the skill • Rank the most relevant candidates at the top of the returned list. Tools that correctly combine all the above technologies into a single search system can help us get closer to finding what we are looking for faster, more accurately and with less learning required.

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F IR EF ISH NAME OF SYSTEM Firefish OPERATING PLATFORM Cloud-based INTEGRATES WITH Website, social media, job boards, email PRICE From £65 per user/month CONTACT DETAILS T 0141 648 8520 E info@firefishsoftware.com W www.firefishsoftware.com

Firefish is a predictive recruitment sales and marketing platform that helps recruitment agencies attract, engage, recruit and analyse their data better, providing the tools needed to place more candidates with their clients. Our cloud-based solution incorporates applicant tracking, recruitment marketing, CRM, reporting and full website integration. It’s ideal for UK-based, privately-owned recruitment agencies with 1 - 25 recruiters. We’re out to inspire the next generation of recruiters and help SME recruitment agencies make the maximum placements out of their candidate data.

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GEL SOLUTIONS NAME OF SYSTEM GEL Front Office GEL Back Office GEL All-In-One OPERATING PLATFORM Microsoft Windows and SQL Server INTEGRATES WITH All-In-One System build in PRICE From £50/month CONTACT DETAILS Luis Silva T 08448 794 889 E sales@gelsolutions.co.uk W www.gelsolutions.co.uk

GEL is a leading-edge software provider to the recruitment industry. With front office, back office and complete ALL-IN-ONE solutions, GEL provides a powerful SQL server-based system for agencies of all sizes managing permanent, contract and temporary recruitment. Our easy-to-use tools automate the processing of CVs, candidate registration, availability, diary, placements, timesheets, client invoicing and paying the workforce. You take control of your data, managing staff and configuring the system to suit your team needs. We also offer pay-as-you-go options for start-up agencies and those looking to minimise the initial costs. We deliver the very latest tools and with only a small ongoing cost from £50 per month. Whether you are changing your software or enhancing the way you work, call on 08448 794889. We can offer you the best advice, support and organise a remote demonstration for you to see for yourself.

ITEC NAME OF SYSTEM Itris OPERATING PLATFORM Windows INTEGRATES WITH Microsoft Office, accounting and payroll software, multi-job posting services, CV parsing services, websites, social media, SMS providers PRICE Price on application CONTACT DETAILS T 01892 825 820 E sales@itris.co.uk W www.itris.co.uk

Itris is the benchmark for recruitment software, providing recruitment consultancies of all sizes with the optimum tools and functionality to manage their businesses and confidently plan future success. Fully configurable to clients’ specific requirements, Itris has built a reputation for enhancing business growth and profitability throughout the UK and global staffing industry. Itris is one of the most feature rich systems on the market. Itec is constantly updating and adding to the system, making sure it is in tune with what the market demands. Off the shelf, Itris contains all the functionality you need, regardless of the type of recruitment or sector you are involved in. Being able to tailor the setup and functionality within a system is key for most businesses and Itris offers this as standard. The ability to create unique fields and templates whilst automating key business processes gives users a huge advantage over most platforms. Itec has been developing and supporting Itris since 1998. Its key objective is to supply and support the best product on the market.

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MER IT NAME OF SYSTEM Merit Payroll/Merit Umbrella/ iMerit OPERATING PLATFORM Windows/web/cloud INTEGRATES WITH Your CRM, finance systems and spreadsheets PRICE Product dependent CONTACT DETAILS T 0845 8386 111 E sales@meritsoftware.co.uk W www.meritsoftware.co.uk W www.meritumbrella.co.uk

Merit Software offers payroll solutions for recruitment agencies and complete solutions for umbrella companies. Merit Payroll has been designed with the specialised needs of these industries in mind. Merit offers streamlined workflows and automated processes allowing you to pay, bill, export, import and communicate with your workers via print, email, online and SMS. The suite of Merit products makes it easy for recruitment agencies to get their timesheets and invoices processed on time. Merit Umbrella provides everything required for a new umbrella company to start up or an existing umbrella to automate processes. iMerit, the online portal, allows candidates to self service. Offering a dedicated after sales support team, Merit Software looks to build long-term client relationships.

MICR ODEC NAME OF SYSTEM Profile ePM & Profile RPM NUMBER OF USERS Single start-ups, SME & global companies OPERATING PLATFORM Cloud or On-Premise INTEGRATES WITH Merit, Tempest, InTime, Tempaid, Broadbean, LogicMelon, CloudCall, Cube19 and RSM PRICE Dependent on requirements CONTACT DETAILS Sales Team T 01277 227778 E sales@microdec.com W www.microdec.com

Microdec

Microdec has more than 30 years’ experience in providing software exclusively for the recruitment industry around the globe. Our flagship Profile RPM product offers exceptional functionality to improve the efficiency of your business, saving time, costs and streamlining workflows. Easy to use, Profile RPM can be configured to meet organisation and individual needs, even providing clearly labelled processes that guide the user through all the steps necessary to manage fast and reliable recruitment processes. Profile RPM provides a user-friendly environment with intuitive workflow processes for: • Permanent • Contract • Temporary • Industrial/Shift • Executive Search/Interim The software includes full integration with social media sites, and has options for integrating with back office software, analytics applications and job board distribution tools. Profile RPM has enabled our customers to make more placements in less time, resulting in increased profits and significant advantage over their competition. Find our more at www.microdec.com

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OXF OR D SOF TWAR E NAME OF SYSTEM Aspire & Tempaid OPERATING PLATFORM Microsoft Windows INTEGRATES WITH Aspire & Tempaid – 2-way integration PRICE Price on application CONTACT DETAILS T 0845 1300 332 E sales@oxfordsoftware.com W www.oxfordsoftware.com

Oxford Software is one of the leading suppliers to the UK recruitment industry with over 25 years’ experience in the marketplace, and in excess of 1,000 clients. Using its wealth of specialist industry knowledge the company currently offers state-of-the-art, third-generation, SQL server-based front and back office solutions together with complementary web-based functionality. Aspire is a fully functional, high performance front office system combining flexibility with ease of use resulting in exceptional consultant productivity. Suitable for all sectors of recruitment Aspire is equally at home dealing with temp, perm or contract requirements. Tempaid is Oxford Software’s highly acclaimed and acknowledged leader in the back office payroll and billing market. Tempaid incorporates power, scalability and security, provides enhanced flexibility and ease of use. iTempaid is a range of web-based solutions, including online timesheets and payslips, to enhance Tempaid. A comprehensive support package is available for all products incorporating installation, consultancy, training and ongoing user assistance. Bespoke tailoring of Aspire and Tempaid to meet individual requirements is readily undertaken.

R ECR UIT STUD IO NAME OF SYSTEM Recruit Studio OPERATING PLATFORM All Microsoft Windows INTEGRATES WITH Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, Daxtra, SMS texting, postcode lookup, your website, Innovate CV, Twitter, LinkedIn PRICE 1 – 5 users = £50 per user per month 6 – 10 users = £250 per month 11 – 15 users = £350 per month 16 – 20 users = £450 per month 21 – 30 users = £500 per month CONTACT DETAILS T 08458 381 381 E sales@recruitstudio.co.uk W www.recruitstudio.co.uk

Working for over 1,000 users across 24 countries, Recruit Studio offers new and established consultancies the best possible combination of value, features and flexibility. Ideal for 1 to 50+ users, the cost is £50 per user per month – or less. And there are no installation, training or extra support costs. Store your database in-house on your own PCs/server, or hold it on a cloud server – an ideal solution for remote or home working, and multiple offices. Of course, Recruit Studio provides all the functions you need for perm and temp recruitment using an easy-to-learn interface. Getting started and taking on new staff couldn’t be easier – Recruit Studio is installed in minutes, and our comprehensive offering of online video tutorials and help guides will get your staff up to speed fast. See more at www.recruitstudio.co.uk and download an anonymous 30-day free trial today.

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TAL EN T R OVER NAME OF SYSTEM Talent Rover OPERATING PLATFORM Built on the reliable and secure Salesforce Platform, the number one CRM in the world INTEGRATES WITH Email, phone, job posting, payroll and accounting systems as well as any of the 2,300+ applications on the Salesforce AppExchange PRICE Price on application CONTACT DETAILS: Steve Harris T +44 (0) 203 468 1152 E sharris@talentrover.com W www.talentrover.com

Since launching in 2012, Talent Rover has grown from a San Francisco start-up into a global SaaS company with customers in every region of the world. The vision of Brandon Metcalf and Kent Gray, two recruitment veterans, Talent Rover has demonstrated how software designed for professional recruiters can transform how firms operate and modernise a globalising industry. In a profession where technology should make sales, recruitment and placements faster and more cost-efficient, Talent Rover has shown that integrating front and back office functions into one solution is the way to gain competitive edge. Drawing on 30+ combined years of staffing experience, Brandon and Kent designed a new recruitment system on the cloud-based Salesforce Platform. They created a single solution to handle sales, recruitment, placements, onboarding, timesheets and expense reports. The system was designed to integrate directly with accounting and payroll systems. This eliminated unnecessary data entry and communication between multiple software platforms, allowing users to finally access real-time business intelligence. Talent Rover is a full recruitment workflow solution, addressing all aspects of the business with features including: CRM, ATS, HRIS [HR Information System].

VOYAGER NAME OF SYSTEM Voyager Infinity, Voyager VDQ! and Voyager OPERATING PLATFORM Voyager can be deployed in a number of ways, on premise and online INTEGRATES WITH Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exchange, Broadbean (2way), Jobposting, SMS, Synety, Touchscreen and various third-party applications including back-office providers PRICE Depends on the deployment. You can rent Voyager with a low-cost setup and low monthly fee or purchase the licence with a great value annual support and maintenance contract

Voyager Software is one of the most established recruitment software brands in the market today, delivering and supporting a range of recruitment software solutions to thousands of users globally. As standard we offer an 0800 support line, free account managers, free online training clinics and free licence upgrades, so you are assured of a good service from start-up to superpower! Voyager’s solution can be rented, purchased or deployed on the cloud. And with a product, pricing model and deployment type to suit every recruiter, we suggest you contact us for an overview on our services. Voyager has four core recruitment solutions: Infinity, VDQ!, MidOffice and Mid-Office Bureau.

CONTACT DETAILS T 0800 008 6262 E sales@voyagersoftware.com W www.voyagersoftware.com

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Z EEL SOLUTION S NAME OF SYSTEM Zrecruiter, Ztravelplus, Ztimeex, Zpayplus and Zattend NUMBER OF USERS Unlimited OPERATING PLATFORM SQL, web-based platform

is a true end-to-end recruitment process management solution. Specifically developed for corporate HR departments, RPO & healthcare markets offering RPO, vendor management, talent management, on-site managed services and contingent workforce. Combines vendor management services (VMS) with ATS in one solution to manage both direct hires and contingent workforce.

INTEGRATES WITH Payroll, front office, financials, time & attendance, job boards, career portals etc

enables recruitment agencies and umbrella firms to offer travel & subsistence (T&S) directly to their temporary employees, while remaining compliant. Complex calculations and HMRC-regulated compliance checks are done in minutes.

PRICE Price on application

is a complete middle office electronic timesheet solution to manage and streamline the timesheet to payroll process. It enables hours to be submitted, costs approved and expenses self-certified, ensuring T&S compliance.

CONTACT DETAILS Sales Team T 0845 31 31 311 E sales@zeelsolutions.com W zeelsolutions.com

is a web-based pay & bill solution and is the first offering from a suite of solutions to provide complete back office functionality. Zpayplus provides real-time information (RTI) and pensions auto-enrolment. is a complete, certified, real-time, workforce time & attendance solution. Zattend provides instant workforce planning, visibility and control within a fully integrated solution.

Z OHO NAME OF SYSTEM Zoho Recruit OPERATING PLATFORM Cloud INTEGRATES WITH Multiple job boards, Microsoft Outlook, Zoho Mail, Google Apps, Zoho CRM and much more PRICE: $25/recruiter/month CONTACT DETAILS: E support@zohorecruit.com W www.zoho.com/recruit/

Zoho Recruit is a one-stop online recruitment software and ATS for recruitment businesses across the globe. Its automated workflow streamlines the entire recruitment process. This makes your recruitment process less time consuming, easier and more efficient. Zoho Recruit comes with a FREE edition, which is suitable for companies that have just one recruiter. The system is entirely scalable and the Standard Edition can be used for companies with more than one recruiter at a very reasonable price $25 (ÂŁ17) a month. With Zoho, you focus on your business while we take care of the rest with apps that help you get more sales, get paid, support your customers and make your business more productive.

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OTHER SUPPL IE R S 1click www.darwin.com

Artifice www.artificeplatform.com

Bespoke Recruitment Software www.pursuitsolutions.co.uk

Bond International www.bondinternational.com

Broadbean www.broadbean.com

Bullhorn www.bullhorn.com

Burning Glass Technologies www.burningglass.com

CATS www.catsone.com

Data Clarity www.dataclarity.uk.com

DaXtra Technologies www.daxtra.com

Dillistone Systems www.dillistone.com

Eploy www.eploy.com

Evolve www.evolvedb.co.uk

Firefish www.firefishsoftware.com

First Choice Software www.firstchoice.org.uk

Flo Software Solutions www.flo.co.uk

Hireserve www.hireserve.com

Gel Solutions www.gelsolutions.biz

iCIMS www.icims.com

Idibu www.idibu.com

Influence Recruitment Software influenceit.com

ISV www.isvgroup.com

Itris www.itris.com

JobAdder www.jobadder.com

JXT www.jxt.com.au

Keybridge IT www.keybridgeit.com

Merit Software www.meritsoftware.com

Mercury xRM www.mercuryxrm.co.uk

Microdec www.microdecprofile.com

Oxford Software www.oxfordsoftware.com

Recruit Studio www.recruitstudio.co.uk

Talent Rover www.talentrover.com

TribePad www.tribepad.com

Voyager www.voyagersoftware.com

Zeel www.zeelsolutions.com

Zoho www.zoho.com/recruit

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Whether you’re a manager monitoring your KPIs, a resourcer researching your candidate pool or a business developer targeting that next big account Eploy Dashboards give you everything you need to dominate your day. Finally, a Recruitment CRM with self-service analytics built-in. It’s business intelligence for the busy recruiter.

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