International recruitment specialist aims to grow by 20% in 2009 and will implement Bond Adapt in order to streamline business processes
The Synergy Group, the high-quality international recruitment, contracting and training services provider, has signed a minimum two year contract to the value of £124,000 with the stock market-listed Bond International Software, to implement Adapt – the market leading recruitment software application.
The Synergy Group incorporates both a recruitment and a training business, delivering most of its placements in the UK, but also performing training assignments internationally for both large corporates and public sector organisations. Bond Adapt will be implemented across both arms of the business, managing the 50-60 placements per month and up to 1,400 timesheets per week.
Bond Adapt will also support Synergy through its projected annual growth by 20% and remove the need to grow the administrative back-office function in parallel. David Field, Director of The Synergy Group, explains, “We are aiming to grow by at least 20% this year, and are on track to do so, but were concerned that such growth would require us to grow our back office departments at a similar rate so as to adequately support the recruitment and training teams. Through Bond Adapt’s functionality and ease of use, our required back office growth will be minimal.”
Field continues, “We originally had a basic system written for us when we were only eight people. Since then, we have grown organically to over 100 staff and so needed a supporting software solution with more sophistication, functionality and reliability. We chose Bond Adapt primarily because of the ability to integrate with our existing systems such as our back office and payroll and also its ability to manage our VMS contracts. It is also flexible enough to manage our search for and placement of senior executives as well as candidates at secretarial and administrative level.”
The software will be hosted by Bond in the UK so as to also provide a stable and reliable disaster recovery programme for The Synergy Group, allowing the 75 consultants, many of which work from home, to continue operating even if The Synergy Group’s systems failed. Field continues, “Our industry is incredibly fast-moving and competitive, never more so given the current economy, and so we simply cannot afford any amount of downtime should an incident occur. Bond Adapt’s disaster recovery capability, combined with its operational flexibility and remote access, gives us the confidence to realise our ambitious growth plans.”
Tim Richards, Managing Director of Bond International Software, comments, “Bond Adapt’s inherent flexibility and experienced sales and support teams give us a strong position in the market to support rapidly growing organisations such as The Synergy Group. Our ability to offer a hosted solution enables us to provide a fully supported outsourced IT service which allows organisations to remain focussed on their strategic objectives. We look forward to working in close partnership with The Synergy Group to help them develop their business activities.”