Bond Celebrates 37 Years as Number One Recruitment Software Supplier

BondLogoNewToday, Bond International Software celebrates its 37th year in the recruitment industry. Over almost four decades, Bond has provided recruitment companies – from small independent firms to large international enterprises – with recruitment and HR support via outsourced services and tailored software packages.
To name just a few of Bond’s recent triumphs; its Mobile Recruitment Suite has been showcased, its Executive Search software, Bond Vantage, has been launched, and its case management system, Bond Adapt Employ, has broken into the specialist employment services market, proving that 2010 really has been Bond’s year for innovations!
With over 3,000 international customers and 100,000 global users to date, Bond is the number one choice for the top recruiters in the world. Regularly strengthening its position as the leading provider of recruitment and human capital management software, Bond has continued to provide innovation after innovation to pave the way in the industry. This year, its flagship product Bond Adapt– the specialist portfolio of recruitment software applications – has continued to be developed and enhanced to meet market demands. It is still the only product of its kind which is 100% configurable and fully scalable. As a clear sign of the excellence in quality offered by Bond’s products, Bond International Software has just been confirmed as members of APSCO – the professional body and unified voice for the Recruitment and Staffing market. This membership will give Bond’s brand and product messages great recognition and leverage within the industry, thus further offering the opportunity to keep in-touch with, and work actively alongside, clients and prospects alike.
A Year of Innovations
The development of Bond Vantage saw Bond International Software move into the field of executive search. Bond Vantage is based upon the technology which has proven so successful for its well established cousin, Bond Adapt, but has been specially designed to meet the requirements of executive search firms.
This year has also marked the launch of Bond People Services, a bespoke HR and personnel outsourcing solution that provides tailored programmes of HR support. Bond People Services supplies outsourced HR support that can either be provided independently or as a bespoke package to either support or replace the HR arrangements already in situ. The service can also complement Bond’s outsourced payroll solution, Bond Payroll Services, highlighting how services from Bond International Software either work independently or together to support organisations of any size in their back office processes.
Bond has also recently launched case management system Bond Adapt Employ to support Welfare to Work (the Work Programme) Partners and specialist employment services. This move sees Bond Adapt breaking into new markets, highlighting the fact that Bond is at the forefront of providing innovative, leading products.

Excelling in Customer Service

Adapt is still the number one choice for the top recruiters in the world, including Adecco, Kelly Services, Alexander Mann, Manpower and Hays.

Steve Weston, Group Technology Director at Hays, comments, “As a global business, communication between our 5,000 consultants is a key issue. The latest Adapt system, bringing multi-lingual capabilities coupled with scalability through a web-based delivery model, provides a platform that enables business options that historically couldn’t be realised. So the decision to upgrade to the V11 software was an obvious and easy choice for us to make.”

Recently, Phee Farrar Jones, who after a full analysis of Bond’s competitors, re-signed with Adapt V11 this year, extending their 10 year relationship with Bond. Chris Chandler, Managing Director of Phee Farrar Jones, commented, “Bond Adapt V11 was superior in its ability to configure any area of the software or workflow immediately and according to our previous business needs… without Bond Adapt it seemed to us that there would be no competitive edge.”

Bond’s level of customer service is not only recognised by its existing client base, but is also compliant with the Quality Management System standard. Bond is the first recruitment software company in the UK to be accredited with the ISO 9001:2008 standard in customer care, recognition of their excellent service and support skills.

Always Developing

Investing £4.9 million of their annual turnover into research and development, Bond International Software continues to be at the very forefront of innovation. Its flagship product Bond Adapt has a number of features which will be added by December 2010, thus further enhancing its functionality. Examples of recent enhancements include the announcement that the latest version of Bond Adapt recruitment software (V11) is fully browser independent as standard. This technical advance sets Bond aside from its competitors and other systems available, many of which are only available via Internet Explorer. Additionally, 2010 has marked the year that Bond moved into the mobile recruitment space, embracing the principle of iDesking, or the “recruiter on the move” theory, via its iPad and iPhone applications. Such advances continue to keep Bond International Software ahead of market trends and demand.

37 years as the number one recruitment and human capital management software provider proves that age and wisdom really do come hand in hand. With so many years of experience in the bag, it is also entirely refreshing to see that Bond is constantly keeping ahead of the times, and competitors: launching new products, entering new markets and most importantly, succeeding in providing innovative technologies, 2010 has been a year of celebrations for Bond International Software.

With plenty more in the pipeline, the future is looking healthy for the market-leading provider of recruitment and human capital management software.