Alison Owen
by Alison Owen

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Recruitment businesses used to depend on different technologies and systems to manage their operations. A headache to manage, difficult to integrate, clunky in practice, and, critically, unable to deliver an efficient workflow. Human error, manually updated spreadsheets full of candidate data (GDPR breach, anyone?) and out-of-date legacy systems all created a heavy admin load. 

New software as a service (SaaS) models have transformed the face of recruitment. And they offer benefits that reach far beyond streamlining business operations.  

Integrated systems for streamlined processes

Integrated systems that automate information flow throughout the candidate sourcing, tracking, application and CRM process, and so streamline processes throughout the organisation are changing the face of recruitment.  

Security at every data exchange point

Now the terms of the GDPR have started to bite, every organisation working with Europe must operate tight and auditable data controls. Putting in place technology offered by an accredited supplier, who works to ISO operational standards, and delivers an insurance backed system that is updated regularly and secured at every point of data exchange gives the peace of mind that you’re taking every step to secure your candidate data.

Cloud-based recruitment software is evolving into a complete ecosystem that will power a recruitment business.  

Volcanic Bullhorn integration to support GDPR compliance

Volcanic and Bullhorn have further cemented their partnership with the launch of a GDPR-compliant integration featuring automated capture and logging of consents. Allowing the secure transfer of data between a recruitment website and its CRM system, this new solution helps support every Volcanic/Bullhorn customer's GDPR obligations.  

So how do you choose? 

Solutions-driven buying is, by definition, a disruptive purchase. It challenges the buyer to analyse and validate their purchasing motives and take a decision based on well thought out objectives and clear KPIs.

What should you look for?

  • Don’t accept a long term contract

With many quick-fix software solutions being touted to recruitment agencies, it’s critical that purchasers evaluate the technology they buy in the context of their own business. Software as a service models not only remove the risk of buying a system that will become obsolete - they should be offered on a short term subscription based contract model which allows a fast get-out clause if you need it.  

  • Raise your profile to strategic consultant

Data-driven insights can predict candidate behaviour and future trends, and so pave the way for recruiters to grow their role to a business strategist. In the skills shortage climate, your well-managed, fully integrated recruitment CRM and database is suddenly a data goldmine. Why...?  

  • Develop data goldmines

Data is the single most effective decision-making tool available to any business and having a handle on the numbers is critical. Data that is available live, is properly managed and intelligently interpreted can be used to better source and place candidates with increased accuracy and efficiency.  

  • The data superpower

It’s when data sources combine that they gain new superpowers. Data combined grows to become greater than the sum of its constituent parts, allowing data models to be mapped that predict the next hiring need, pinpointing future requirements before they become real.  

Delivering end-to-end results

Challenging the norm and finding a new and better way of doing things is at the heart of the Volcanic and Bullhorn culture. As a Bullhorn marketplace partner, Volcanic is proud to showcase its integrated end-to-end recruitment technology at Bullhorn Engage 2018.


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