Elite Associates Partner with Bond International Software to take Luxury Recruitment Services to New Heights

Elite Associates LogoElite Associates, respected leader in the luxury recruitment industry, providing the highest calibre candidates to the most selective and prestigious retailers and brands in the world, have selected Bond International Software, the global provider of staffing and recruitment software, to provide Bond Adapt via an On Premise deployment.

Headquartered in Clarkenwell, London, with an office near Madison Square Park, New York, Elite Associates have nine UK and international divisions: Retail Operations, Senior Appointments & Executive Search, Head Office, International, Marketing & Digital, Temporary Fashion, Temporary Beauty, and their Elite Retail Training Academy. Founded by Grant Morris in 2005, Elite Associates have forged relationships with many of the world’s biggest luxury and fashion brands and become their trusted partners. Consistently building upon their knowledge and expertise in these very niche sectors, Elite Associates provide consummate recruitment services that set the standard for their industry to aspire to.

Active supporters of a number of charities including Wellbeing for Women and Fight for Life, Elite Associates also remain committed to sharing their success and giving back to the community.

In order to upgrade from their existing bespoke recruitment software system, Elite Associates undertook an in-depth market review focusing on selecting the right CRM system to drive new Temp booking efficiencies, increase consultant productivity, maximise revenues and support continued growth.

Elite Associates’ Bond Adapt OnPremise deployment will include the following market-leading functionality:

  • Adapt Studio – enabling all Elite Associates users to select from built-in recruitment dashboards or design their own based upon their preferred working methods
  • Adapt Temp Desk – colour-coded, drag and drop interface brings speed and efficiency to Temp bookings and will vastly reduce levels of admin for Elite Associates
  • Adapt InTouch mobile app – allowing Elite Associates consultants to access Adapt via their smartphones and effectively recruit on the move
  • Adapt Organogram – providing Elite Associates with slick visual representations of client company hierarchies, head offices and branches

Implementation is due to be completed by the end of March 2016, when all managers and consultants across their London and New York offices are expected to be using the solution.

Grant Morris, CEO, Elite Associates, comments, “Working within niche sectors where trust is carefully earned and services of the highest level are not simply de rigueur, they are absolutely essential; the decision to upgrade our supporting software was not taken lightly. Having meticulously built our business over a long period of time, we fully appreciate the position Bond International Software hold in their marketplace and it certainly made sense to include them in our review. Viewing Bond’s technology we soon discovered that they too have constantly innovated and built trust with their clients to remain ahead. Partnering with Bond and using Adapt, we’re confident we will take our business to the next level and we’re excited to deliver our clients even more than they expect.”

Toby Conibear, European Business Development Director, Bond International Software, comments, “Elite Associates have widened their expert services and grown their business over time to become the highly respected providers within the luxury brand and fashion industries they are today. We are delighted they have partnered with Bond and put their trust in us to help drive new efficiencies throughout their specialist recruitment processes. From enhanced Temp booking workflows to meaningful management reporting, we are keen to implement the Adapt CRM technology to empower Elite Associates’ users at every level. We look forward to seeing the agency reach even greater heights.”