Bond is the backbone to our business says Wilkinson Dwyer

Bond International Software, the global provider of recruitment & human capital management software and services, today announces it has signed an ongoing agreement with Wilkinson Dwyer, a start-up recruitment consultancy that specialises in the tax recruitment marketplace, to deploy Bond Adapt – the specialist portfolio of recruitment software applications.

Wilkinson Dwyer is a start-up recruitment consultancy founded by two directors with approximately 15 years’ combined experience in the tax recruitment marketplace. Based in London, the consultancy specialises in placing candidates within in-house tax vacancies for banks and large cooperates, as well as accounting and legal firms. Its focus is described as a ‘blend of executive search and contingent work’ with its consultants looking to place candidates with salary bandings between £80,000 – £1,000,000.

As a start-up business, Wilkinson Dwyer was keen to sign with a recruitment software provider that offered not only the best customer service in terms of quality of the software, but also with regards to price. After a thorough review of the market, Wilkinson Dwyer found Bond Adapt to be the most cost effective solution compared to its competitors, as well as the most flexible solution – a quality needed to cater for its specific requirements and imminent growth plans.

In preparation for an April 2012 ‘go-live’ date, the recruitment software has already been implemented and will form the foundation of the business. Indeed, Bond Adapt will provide Wilkinson Dwyer’s entire recruitment process infrastructure as the software processes and stores all client, candidate and vacancy details. Furthermore, Wilkinson Dwyer will use functionality within Bond Adapt to manage back-office processes, such as invoice generation and calendar management. The recruitment software – hosted by Bond and accessed online by the agency – will provide Wilkinson Dwyer’s consultants with remote functionality, an essential requirement for allowing ‘recruitment on the move’. Furthermore, Wilkinson Dywer will be taking advantage of Bond Adapt’s LinkedIn integration service to proactively export data onto its database to create more comprehensive candidate profiles.

Commenting on the cost effectiveness of its recruitment solution from Bond Adapt, Thomas Wilkinson, Director, Wilkinson Dwyer, comments, “As a start-up recruitment consultancy, the driving force for us was price and as a consequence, we were expecting to have to sacrifice on quality. We were keen to implement the very best software within our budget and, after thoroughly researching the market, we found Bond to come in well below its competitors in terms of price and yet in many ways far ahead in functionality. Furthermore, the team from Bond was very flexible in the way that the recruitment system was packaged up for us – indeed, we believe Bond Adapt met our specific business requirements entirely, predominantly because they paid attention to our precise situation and needs.”

Wilkinson continues, “We operate in a candidate-short market where high calibre tax candidates are very often difficult to source and yet demand is high. This means we absolutely must have immediate access to candidate and vacancy information as quickly as possible. We are entirely confident that in Bond Adapt, we are more than adequately equipped – in a single, easily affordable package, we can now manage all our back-office activity and stay ahead in the ‘CV race’. In short, we now have the ideal backbone for our business.”

Tim Richards, Managing Director, Bond International Software UK, concludes “Bond prides itself on its flexibility of service, tailoring packages to the individual needs of each customer. Whether it be a multinational corporate, or a start-up such as Wilkinson Dwyer, we work closely with each customer to establish their needs and provide a package that best suits their requirements. It is this commitment to service and adaptability that means the business is continuing to enjoy dramatic success in the industry.”