AdaptSuite 4.1 Released For Increased Flexibility to Boost Efficiency

AdaptSuite 4.1 is the third release of 2017. The latest release includes timecard management enhancements for additional flexibility to ultimately increase efficiency. Other updates are included in the 4.1 release to enhance the candidate experience during the onboarding process.

AdaptSuite 4.1 delivers several enhancements for improved workflows that provide users more flexibility in their operational processes. Timecard management functionality has been improved to increase speed of data entry from imported timecards and an expanded screen to quickly add and adjust data within group timecards. Payroll accuracy has been significantly increased with logic in place to detect missing timecard data with flexible workflow options for making corrections proactively.

The timecard management updates improve the candidate experience through timely, error-free payments with the added option to directly print check stubs if needed. Other updates empower staffing agencies to offer candidates fast and easy workflows through the paperless onboarding process. A simplified registration option within the onboarding module is available for new candidates in the beginning stages of the hiring process with automated notifications and reminders to candidates to view and complete required employment documentation.

The 4.1 release is the first software update following the release of AdaptSuite’s new interface. The enhanced screen design and more intuitive system navigation reduces clicks and minimizes viewing multiple screens, increasing recruiter productivity.

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Ideal Staffing Software Interface for Maximum Productivity

We recently released an updated interface for Adapt in the US staffing markets. Not only was the interface designed for a more modern feel, but it also improves user experiences by increasing streamlined workflows and making it easier for users to be productive. Recruiters and sales team members are able find talent and manage sales opportunities faster than ever. To make enhancements to ATS systems for maximizing productivity and update the interface, recruitment technology providers have a lot to consider. Learn how our product team researched, developed and delivered updated staffing technology systems to make recruiting organizations more profitable—

Research usability

It was important to have a modern, sleek look and feel to the recruitment software systems, but the priority was to ensure users could maximize efficiency and focus on revenue generating activities. Numerous users and stakeholders provided feedback and a team of third-party usability experts were consulted. The outside team that specialized in software usability were trained on our older recruitment software system so they could understand how recruiters were using the system in addition to shadowing users and getting direct feedback from clients.

A large part of our research outcome was around streamlining the system and laying out the screens in the right ways. Those principles were applied throughout the design of our flagship products. Everything from calendar, journal and record displays to system navigation and notifications; all of those areas have been re-designed to reduce the number of clicks and present the information in the most intuitive ways. Careful consideration was given around the screen layouts and navigating through the system, especially as the eye scans around the screen to easily absorb the data.

Keep users organized and efficient

The Adapt tasks and calendar management system is fully integrated with the workflow system and visible to users through integrated calendar and task views. Everything is updated in real-time for better organization to maximize productivity and provide visibility into personal workloads. The notification icons in the Adapt header bar allows users to instantly see how many appointments are scheduled for the day and how many outstanding tasks need attention, all updated in real time. A single click, wherever you are in the system, displays any new appointments or any new tasks that have been allocated to you in addition to pop-up notification messages which fade in over the Adapt user interface, giving users a helpful visual cue.

Incorporate an intuitive navigation

The main goal in the updated product design was increasing speed and making the system more intuitive. Not just faster from a technical perspective, but for the recruiter’s whole experience. When looking at a candidate record the first screen contains all needed information at a glance. The user does not have to navigate away and look at other screens, making it faster and easier for recruiters to work with candidates. The same is true of company, job and contact records, the first screens present all the information users need with embedded documents viewable through scrollable windows. Those kinds of changes reduce the amount of traffic sent online and make the application itself more responsive. Keeping revenue-generating tasks quick help team members increase productivity and profitability.

Another navigation enhancement to reduce clicks are fly out menus. For example, if you hover over a LinkedIn URL a fly-out to the main LinkedIn page pops-up, so you can actually see the profile right there without further clicks or manual steps. The same is true for other aspects of the system, if you hover over someone’s name or a company name a fly-out will appear so you can quickly see the information, move away and the fly-out disappears. No need to click through multiple windows, this navigation design keeps processes fast and easy.

Enhanced technical speed

Speed is important because most of the activity performed by recruiters and sales team members is very time-bound. Streamlining the whole process to increase sales volume and enable recruiters to identify the right candidates and put them forward as quickly as possible is key. From a system perspective we’ve done a number of things. We operate a number of tools throughout the life cycle of our solutions, including our historic solutions, to enable us to fully understand which elements of the software are working efficiently and which are working less efficiently than they should. We use these tools to see if any inefficiency we may find is due to our infrastructure. It might be as simple as adding more memory is needed, or the actual code might need to be factored. With Adapt, we’ve refactored some areas of code which means, under the hood, the system is faster and more efficient.

To find out more information on Adapt, contact us today for a demo.

Bond International Software and TempBuddy strengthen team with new key appointments

Bond International Software, worldwide provider of staffing and recruitment software solutions, and TempBuddy, the multi-award winning contingent workforce software innovator,  have announced two key appointments to drive their global growth. Joining the company are Tony Rossi as Vice President of US Sales, and Matt Lyndley as Sales Director for the APAC region. By bringing in experienced industry experts with extensive connections and an in-depth understanding of the recruitment industry, the company is set to deliver its global expansion plans.

Rossi combines deep experience in account management and sales with a highly successful track record in delivering strategic growth having worked at Paychex for over 20 years. He comments, “I look forward to building relationships and developing new opportunities for Bond and TempBuddy. This is an exciting time for us following the recent announcement of our merger with Erecruit. Together we offer the industry’s most complete end-to-end staffing platform, or separate recruitment and workforce software solutions according to a staffing organization’s needs.”

The addition of Lyndley boosts the company’s presence and reach across the APAC region. He has first-hand recruitment experience and in using Bond’s software himself at major staffing organizations such as Adecco, Hays and Robert Half. Lyndley states, “Having seen the value Bond Adapt delivers as one of the world’s most advanced cloud-based recruitment and staffing management platforms, I am delighted to be able to showcase its capability to potential customers. With planned UI upgrades on the horizon, and TempBuddy to add into the mix, we look forward to introducing industry-leading software innovations across Australia and APAC.”

Another key strategic hire is announced with  Stephanie Bledsoe appointed as Head of Customer Success, TempBuddy, to manage service delivery and project management for their expanding global client-base. With 17 years’ experience in customer success, most recently as Director of Quality Operations at Field Nation, she is now responsible for leading a team to ensure clients optimize their use of TempBuddy’s mobile-led workforce management software. Bledsoe asserts, “I’m proud to join TempBuddy; with seven awards under its belt it’s a real pioneer in contingent workforce management. My goal will be to help staffing companies get their best workers to the right place at the right time, while improving the worker and client experience.”

As a further appointment to boost the company’s  in-house design team, John Murinye brings his 10 years’ experience in branding and graphic design to the business. John says, “TempBuddy has developed a vibrant, dynamic brand that reflects its product innovation, and Bond’s strong brand equity reflects its years of deep industry expertise. I’m looking forward to enhancing their visual brand identities, voice and tone.”

Roderick Smyth, Group Chief Strategy and Product Officer adds, “These key hires complement our existing team and will accelerate our global growth. Staffing companies can be confident that Bond’s software built with over 40 years’ industry expertise combined with the technological innovation of TempBuddy will offer them unrivaled competitive advantage.”

Bond International Software and TempBuddy were selected for acquisition by Symphony Technology Group (STG), who have a significant portfolio of organizations across the human capital space.  In June 2017 TempBuddy and Bond announced their merger with Erecruit, the leading innovator in enterprise staffing software, VMS and onboarding solutions for large staffing firms, creating the industry’s most complete end-to-end staffing platform.

About Bond International Software (www.bond-us.com)

Bond International Software has been a global provider of staffing and recruitment software for over 40 years and is headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices in the United States, Australia, Japan, Singapore, China and Hong Kong. Established in 1973 it has consistently maximized investment in the development of its technology to stay at the forefront of the staffing industry.

About TempBuddy (www.tempbuddy.com)

TempBuddy’s multi-award winning workforce management software enables staffing companies to get their best workers to the right place at the right time, paid promptly and accurately using smart mobile technology. Staffing companies improve their productivity, win business and cut costs by using TempBuddy’s game-changing workforce management platform and worker app. TempBuddy joined forces with Bond in November 2016.

About Erecruit (www.erecruit.com)

Erecruit is the leading innovator in enterprise staffing software, VMS and onboarding solutions for large staffing firms and employers. Erecruit uses modern, standards-based technologies to provide a highly scalable and configurable solution that allows today’s best firms to put their clients, candidates and vendors at the heart of their businesses. Erecruit is a trademark of Erecruit Holdings, LLC.

About Symphony Technology Group (STG) (www.symphonytg.com)

Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great technology and services companies. In addition to capital, STG provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to their clients, to drive growth through innovation, to retain and attract the best talent and to achieve best in class business performance. STG’s current portfolio consists of 18 global companies.

Bluspec Recruitment Select AdaptUX for New Efficiencies and Rapid Growth

Bluspec RecruitmentBluspec Recruitment, transport and logistics, industrial, banking and financial Services, IT, construction and rail specialists, have selected Bond International Software, the global provider of staffing and recruitment software, to provide AdaptUX OnDemand via high-speed cloud service.

Now with two London offices, Bluspec Recruitment was founded in 2014 by Directors Rajveer Mendhir and Naman Pathak with the vision to build a professional, dynamic and transparent recruitment agency. Bluspec place candidates into permanent, temporary and contract roles across well-known organisations throughout their specialist sectors. With over 35 years of combined recruitment experience and an expert team of consultants (all have previously worked ‘on the ground’ within the fields they recruit for) Bluspec build and maintain close professional relationships with their clients and candidates alike.

As the renewal date for their existing CRM drew near, Bluspec began reviewing the latest offerings from leading providers across the recruitment software market. Rajveer and the team were looking to upgrade to a truly scalable system with effective permanent, temporary and contract recruitment workflows, skills-coding and temporary timesheet functionality; alongside accurate data output to their chosen third-party payroll software. Impressed by the Adapt Studio dashboards ease-of-use, underpinned by Bond’s robust SaaS and flexible API for third party integrations, Bluspec selected AdaptUX. Their implementation includes:

  • Adapt Studio – enabling users to choose from built-in recruitment dashboards or design their own based upon their preferred working methods
  • Adapt Outlook Add-in – enabling users to access client and candidate records and run recruitment workflows in AdaptUX direct from emails received in Microsoft Outlook
  • Adapt Temp Desk – Smart scheduling tools and colour-coded drag and drop interface bringing speed and efficiency to temp bookings
  • Adapt InTouch mobile app – allowing consultants to access AdaptUX via their smartphones and recruit on the move

Rajveer Mendhir, Managing Director, Bluspec Recruitment, comments, “Reviewing the recruitment software market may seem a challenging task, especially when you’re looking to upgrade from an existing system but, especially with providers such as Bond, the process is more straightforward than you might expect – and well worth the effort. By moving to AdaptUX we have acquired the software functionality we needed and, because the overall system is so streamlined and easy to use, we have also undoubtedly increased efficiency across our processes. We’re aiming for rapid growth and with AdaptUX we’re even more confident we’ll achieve it.”

James Payne, Business Development Director, Bond International Software, comments, “Bluspec Recruitment’s admirable strapline is “we only succeed if our clients and candidates succeed” and we are delighted they have chosen AdaptUX to support their mission. The Bluspec team bring a wealth of real world experience to their specialist sectors and we’re delighted to provide the technology to help them achieve even more. We look forward to seeing their vision for growth through client and candidate success fully realised.”

AdaptUX Helps Parental Choice Deliver Bespoke Nanny Recruitment Services

Parental Choice LogoParental Choice, bespoke nanny recruitment specialists (also providing extensive childcare supporting services), have selected Bond International Software, the global provider of staffing and recruitment software, to provide AdaptUX OnDemand recruitment-specific CRM via high-speed cloud service.

Founded in 2011, Parental Choice are based in East Molesey, Surrey, and provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for bespoke nanny employment contracts, payroll services and comprehensive childcare searches, alongside several supporting services for working parents including nursery education, grant funding and childcare administration.  The Parental Choice team, headed-up by Founder and CEO Sarah-Jane Butler, work tirelessly to find suitable childcare options for working parents and provide all the information and advice they need to make the right choice for their careers and families.

Experiencing business growth and hiring more consultants to meet demand, Sarah and the Parental Choice team began reviewing recruitment software to upgrade from the standard office systems they were previously using to manage their processes.  Their ‘wish list’ included fast and robust SaaS, ease-of-use and intuitive dashboards and workflows.  Comparing a number of well-known recruitment software systems, Parental Choice selected AdaptUX for its strengths in these important areas alongside the competitive pricing options offered by Bond.  Their deployment includes-

  • Cloud/SaaS (Software as a Service) – Bond OnDemand enables users to log-in and use AdaptUX wherever they have internet access
  • Adapt Studio – enabling users to choose from built-in recruitment dashboards or design their own based upon their preferred working methods
  • Adapt Outlook Add-in – enabling users to access client and candidate records and run recruitment workflows in AdaptUX direct from emails received in Microsoft Outlook
  • Adapt InTouch mobile app – allowing consultants to access AdaptUX via their smartphones and effectively recruit on the move
  • Training – flexible training options meet Parental Choices’ requirements, including face-to-face and webinar training

Sarah-Jane Butler, Founder and CEO, Parental Choice, comments, “One of our consultants had used a version of Adapt in a previous role and recommended it, but we were keen to compare a number of recruitment software systems before making our decision.  AdaptUX won out for us because the look and feel of the system was so easy to take to.  It soon became apparent that it would support our consultants and strengthen our processes, without the need to ‘re-invent the wheel’ we had spent so much time and effort fine-tuning.  With AdaptUX we’re confident our nanny recruitment services will be tangibly enhanced.”

James Payne, Business Development Director, Bond International Software, comments, “Parental Choice provide one of the most comprehensive childcare solution services we have come across, and we’re delighted they have chosen AdaptUX to underpin the nanny recruitment processes within their business.  The importance of recruiting the right nanny for each and every placement cannot be overstated and Parental Choice clearly go the extra mile to ensure this is the case; and offer an impressive array of supporting services to bring peace of mind to parents and their employers.  We look forward to supporting their continued success.”

Elk Recruitment Invest in AdaptUX to Streamline Niche Recruitment Processes

Elk Recruitment LogoElk Recruitment – award-winning firm specialising in permanent and contract mid to senior level professionals within the Fenestration, Façade, Curtain Walling, Construction and Medical Device industries throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America – have selected Bond International Software, the global provider of staffing and recruitment software, to provide AdaptUX OnDemand recruitment-specific CRM via high-speed cloud service.

Carlow, Ireland-based with a second office in central London, Elk Recruitment was founded in 2015 by Clive Dunne; Managing Director with over sixteen years of experience working within the agency’s specialist sectors. Priding themselves upon their quality and service, the Elk Recruitment team aim to exceed the needs and aspirations of both their clients and candidates alike and remain focused on building long-term, successful relationships. Proud members of the National Recruitment Federation (NRF), Elk Recruitment execute their processes to the highest standards and consistently add value within their niche marketplaces.

Previously using a general CRM, Elk Recruitment decided to upgrade their system to add efficiencies across their processes and tangibly enhance lead generation, business development, e-marketing, job distribution and candidate sourcing to effectively renew company growth. Upon reviewing several leading recruitment software packages, the Elk Recruitment team selected AdaptUX due to the system’s inherent recruitment cycle workflows, seamless Broadbean integration and overall ease-of use via the latest user interface. Their implementation includes-

  • Cloud/SaaS (Software as a Service) – Bond OnDemand enables users to log-in and use AdaptUX wherever they have internet access
  • Adapt Studio – enabling users to choose from built-in recruitment dashboards or design their own based upon their preferred working methods
  • Lead Generation – real-time business development dashboards within Adapt Studio enable users to effectively track leads and opportunities and grade their priority
  • Broadbean integration – seamless integration between AdaptUX and Broadbean delivers users advanced job distribution and candidate sourcing technology
  • Marketing Mailshots – enabling users to target relevant contacts or candidates with effective marketing mailshots. Bulk email using flexible templates, accurate formatting and personalisation details
  • Adapt InTouch mobile app – allowing consultants to access AdaptUX via their smartphones and effectively recruit on the move

Clive Dunne, Managing Director, Elk Recruitment, comments, “We constantly focus on delivering services which add real value and stay relevant to our market sectors so, when the time came to upgrade our CRM, we were looking for the most intuitive software for generating leads, developing new business and sourcing the right candidates. Comparing a number of well-known systems, we found AdaptUX to be the most streamlined and easy to use by far, and the Broadbean integration is the best we’ve seen; displaying and working beautifully within AdaptUX. We’re enjoying using the system and we’re confident we’ll be adding more consultants to it soon.”

Toby Conibear, Global Sales Director, Bond International Software, comments, “Working globally and within niche sectors, Clive and the team deliver a level of quality and service only those with the most extensive experience and refined processes can truly offer – a fact reflected in their numerous glowing client and candidate testimonials. We are delighted Elk Recruitment have selected AdaptUX to add new efficiencies and help further grow their business, and we look forward to seeing what’s next for this highly regarded agency.”

Bond Staffing Software Releases AdaptSuite 3.8 – Compass now Includes Mobile Career Site

The release of AdaptSuite 3.8 includes updates and new features such as the Compass Career Site and a seamless integration with MAXIMUS for Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) services.

This Compass Career feature provides a mobile-friendly, unified location for candidates to review open jobs, apply for jobs and complete all onboarding requirements. Administrators can manage and customize job applications to meet business needs.

The Compass Career Site enhances the candidate experience with a user-friendly, responsive interface to search for jobs by keyword and location from any smartphone or device. Each individual job posting generates a keyword-centric URL, instead of numerical codes, for maximum online visibility on search engines and job posting aggregator sites. This new feature gives staffing agencies a competitive edge in digital recruitment efforts through Search Engine Optimized (SEO) job posting enhancements and the ability to customize applications for improved user-experience.

The WOTC integration with MAXIMUS allows agencies the option to maximize their tax credit potential. This WOTC integration collects and tracks eligibility requirements from candidates and submits documentation on new-hires within time constrictive deadlines on behalf of the employer. Because MAXIMUS provides tracking and the handling of WOTC-related processes, staffing agencies collect earned tax credits through qualified hires without any disruption to onboarding workflows or additional time taken away from revenue-generating activities.

Additional enhancements in the AdaptSuite 3.8 release include GL export enhancements, check reconciliation functionality, new workflows for separating and rehiring temporary employees, and reporting updates.

Overall this new release ensures staffing agencies are equipped with tools to increase online applicant flow and effortlessly participate in the WOTC government program while increasing efficiency in back office processes.

For more information on Bond U.S. and Bond AdaptSuite staffing and recruiting software, please visit www.bond-us.com or call 800-318-4983.

IBP Recruitment Enter New Phase of Expansion and Growth Supported by AdaptUX

IBP Recruitment IconIBP Recruitment, independent general recruitment consultancy service covering the whole of the UK, have selected Bond International Software, the global provider of staffing and recruitment software, to provide AdaptUX OnDemand recruitment-specific CRM via high-speed cloud service.

Calne, Wiltshire-based IBP Recruitment was founded in 2015 by Director Craig Roberts with the clear vision to provide businesses of all sizes with the right people for permanent, temporary and contract positions.  Covering a wide range of sectors (including Telecommunications, Administration, Sales, Engineering, Finance, Legal, Automotive, Civils, Construction and Call Centre Staffing), their experienced team prioritise great communications and customer service and have built successful, long-term relationships with clients and candidates alike.  Proud members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), IBP Recruitment consistently go the extra mile to ensure every placement they make is a solid and dependable one.

Bolstered by their success since 2015, IBP Recruitment have continued to invest, upgrading their website, telephone system and CRM software to enter a new phase of expansion and growth empowered by the best supporting technology.  Previously using a market-leading CRM, they widely reviewed recruitment-specific CRM software with a keen eye for full recruitment-cycle efficiency, business development, KPI tracking, management reporting and third-party software and email integration capabilities (especially Broadbean and Outlook 365).  As their review concluded, IPB Recruitment selected AdaptUX for the intuitive functionality it provided throughout these important areas, alongside its overall simplicity and ease of use.  Their implementation includes-

  • Cloud/SaaS (Software as a Service) – Bond OnDemand enables users to log-in and use AdaptUX wherever they have internet access
  • Adapt Studio – enabling users to choose from built-in recruitment dashboards or design their own based upon their preferred working methods
  • Lead Generation – real-time business development dashboards within Adapt Studio enable users to effectively track leads and opportunities and grade their priority
  • Active Reporting – meaningful business intelligence and management reporting tools delivered via graphical displays help inform business strategies
  • Broadbean integration – seamless integration between AdaptUX and Broadbean delivers advanced job distribution and candidate sourcing technology
  • Adapt Outlook Add-in – enabling users to access client and candidate records and run recruitment workflows in AdaptUX direct from emails received in Microsoft Outlook
  • Adapt InTouch mobile app – allowing consultants to access AdaptUX via their smartphones and effectively recruit on the move

Craig Roberts, Director, IBP Recruitment, comments, “Simultaneously upgrading our business technology infrastructure, from our website to phone system and recruitment CRM, feels like a pretty big undertaking; so when it came to the CRM, we knew simplicity and ease of use were two of the most important factors.  AdaptUX stood out because the system has been designed to streamline all recruitment processes and have users up to speed and making the most of it as soon as possible.  When we considered the possibilities of Bond’s open API, enabling us to use Broadbean direct from AdaptUX and integrate further software as required, not to mention Bond’s ongoing updates and exciting future development, the benefits were clear and AdaptUX became the obvious choice.”

Toby Conibear, Global Sales Director, Bond International Software, comments, “IBP Recruitment have earned a great reputation in a relatively short period of time and we’re delighted to be a part of the next phase in their expansion and growth.  Craig and the team are dedicated to understanding their client’s business goals and candidate’s career aspirations in an honest and personable way which, alongside their ability to successfully recruit across several industry sectors, really sets them apart from their competitors.  ‘Inspired by people’ is IBP’s motto; and we have been inspired by them to redouble our efforts to provide the best technology and services to enable the continued success of recruiters striving to make a difference – for their clients, candidates, and the industry as a whole.”

Kevin Edward Associates Invest in AdaptUX to Enhance Specialist Executive Recruitment Processes

Kevin Edwards Associates Logo Grey BackgroundKevin Edward Associates, executive recruitment consultancy to niche market sectors, have selected Bond International Software, the global provider of staffing and recruitment software, to provide AdaptUX OnDemand recruitment-specific CRM via high-speed cloud service.

Kent-based, with a second office in Liverpool, Kevin Edward Associates was founded in 2009 by Directors with over twenty years of executive-level recruitment experience.  Their mission was clear: to create a niche executive recruitment brand that both clients and candidates could trust.  Today, Kevin Edward Associates are known as the company to turn to when exceptional results are required.  Their team strive to understand the specific qualifications and experience required for each role and provide in-depth consultation to find the best business-culture fit; ensuring every placement they make is a long-standing and successful one.

Preparing to enter a new phase of company growth, the Kevin Edward Associates team resolved to streamline their IT infrastructure.  Previously using Microsoft Office applications to manage their supporting admin work, their recruitment software review considered several well-known providers in the market, for both CRM and job-posting/application functionality.  Key requirements on their ‘wish list’ included: software ease-of-use, effective searching, e-marketing (via both Outlook and Gmail) and smooth integrations with LinkedIn and Broadbean.  As their review concluded, Kevin Edward Associates selected AdaptUX on its strengths in these important areas, alongside the software’s continual updates and true scalability.  Their implementation includes-

  • Cloud/SaaS (Software as a Service) – Bond OnDemand enables users to log-in and use AdaptUX wherever they have internet access
  • Adapt Studio – enabling users to choose from built-in recruitment dashboards or design their own based upon their preferred working methods
  • LinkedIn Integration – delivering users the information and advantages LinkedIn and AdaptUX provide, without having to switch between the systems
  • Broadbean Integration – seamless integration between AdaptUX and Broadbean delivers users advanced job distribution and candidate sourcing technology
  • Adapt Organogram – providing slick visual representations of client company hierarchies, head offices and branches
  • Adapt Outlook Add-in – enabling users to access client and candidate records and run recruitment workflows in AdaptUX direct from emails received in Microsoft Outlook
  • Gmail Google Chrome Extension – seamless integration between AdaptUX Recruitment Software and Gmail

Kevin Fasting, Managing Director, Kevin Edward Associates, comments, “We believe our three core principles of ‘honesty’, ‘discretion’ and ‘niche expertise’ have led to our success thus far and noticeably set us apart from our competitors.  Our consultants have achieved a great deal of solid placements and built a reputation to live up to with our clients and prospects, but their ‘admin burden’ was becoming a little too high, so we knew the time was right to overhaul their supporting technology.  Having used several recruitment software packages in the past, we knew how to spot ‘style over content’ as we reviewed the various provider’s offerings.  It soon became apparent that Bond knew how to deliver the features that really mattered and, considering their keen focus on client company growth and success, the decision to select AdaptUX was an easy one to make.”

Toby Conibear, Global Sales Director, Bond International Software, comments, “Kevin Edward Associates provide trusted, admirable executive recruitment services and we are delighted they have selected AdaptUX.  We look forward to providing the technology, innovation and scalability they need; to not only continue delivering the highest quality services, but also enable their consultants to save time and enhance the tested and true processes which have served them, and their clients, so well.  We have no doubt they will be adding new users to their OnDemand system soon – and achieving the company growth upon which their sights are firmly set.”

Bond International Software Confirms Symphony Technology Group as Buyer

Founded in 2003, STG is a private equity firm that has a successful history of building leading global companies at the intersection of software, analytics and services with a strong presence in the Human Capital Management software and services space.

Tim Richards, Managing Director at Bond International Software UK Ltd said, “Our priority was to find a backer that would work with us and support the development of AdaptUX for the benefit of our customers. It was apparent very quickly that STG had a strong fit with our company, and we are already looking at how we can bring to bear its considerable financial muscle to improve our offering to the recruitment market, while continuing to offer our existing customers the excellent customer service they expect.”

Dave Williams, Bond’s CEO of North America, said, “We are incredibly excited by our new relationship with Symphony, a company of extensive resource and expertise in the global technology market. The North American staffing and recruitment market is significant and complex and we are now poised to have an even deeper impact on providing our customers with continued expansion of innovative solutions.”

William Chisholm, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at STG, said, “STG has significant experience broadly in the Human Capital Management (HCM) space and have several complementary software and analytics assets to BIS. Via our investments in First Advantage – the largest background screening provider to employers globally, Symphony Talent (which includes the Bernhard Hodes group) – a suite of cloud based solutions to help employers source, nurture, and engage the right-fit candidates, Innovantage Group – UK based Analytics provider in the Talent ecosystem among others, we are arguably one of the leading investors and thought leaders in the talent management space. Adding Bond International Software to this HCM portfolio further strengthens our ability to deliver a highly differentiated offering to these companies’ customers.”

Sunit Mukherjee, Principal at STG, commented, “The rise of the gig economy is creating unique challenges and opportunities for staffing agencies and large enterprises worldwide. As a global leader in the recruitment software space with a strong technology platform and a long history of creating value for a marquee customer base, BIS is uniquely positioned to help leaders of its current and future customers navigate these challenges. STG will be working with the management team to drive innovation, enhance Bond International Software’s current market presence and help develop it into an even stronger force in the recruitment software marketplace.”

About Bond International Software plc www.bondinternationalsoftware.com Bond International Software is a global provider of Staffing and Recruitment software with over 40 years of recruitment industry experience. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with offices in the United States, Australia, Japan, Singapore, China and Hong Kong, Bond has consistently achieved financial growth and maximized investment in the development of technology, services and support provided to its international client base. Bond provides AdaptUX among its software product offerings. www.adapt-recruitmentsoftware.com

Bond International Software, Inc., the North American operating company for Bond, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, has approximately 500 customers and 20,000 users. In addition to its other product lines, AdaptSuite is the flagship product tailored to the North American market with both Front Office and Front and Back Office deployments.   For more information please visit www.bond-us.com.

About Symphony Technology Group (STG) www.symphonytg.com

Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great technology and services companies. In addition to capital, STG provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to their clients, to drive growth through innovation, to retain and attract the best talent and to achieve best in class business performance. STG’s current portfolio consists of 19 global companies. For more information, please visit www.symphonytg.com.