“If we did it all again, we would choose Eploy. They are great software developers and have been successful in building Adlib a complex website that was technically very challenging, but easy to expand to address our future business needs.”
Frank Hutton, Managing Director, Adlib
In July 2010, Bristol recruitment agency Adlib, which specialises in marketing, digital media and creative roles, invested in the latest, leading-edge browser-based technology from recruitment software specialist, Eploy to help drive efficiencies in its business and facilitate its long-term growth objectives.
Adlib was keen to centralise and enhance its communications with both candidates and clients.
After an evaluation of its existing online system and review of alternative service providers, the company recognised that Eploy's advanced solution would provide the additional functionality and flexibility needed.
"Our initial broad specification allowed us to compare five software companies on a scoring based system. Of the two companies that ticked all the boxes - Eploy was the solution able to offer a multi-faceted approach to access information, supported with superior search facility options and desktop customisation. We were also really impressed with the company's customer service ethos and ability to provide integral software and bespoke web development services," said Frank Hutton, Managing Director at Adlib.
To make Adlib's website a true central communications portal, Eploy managed the web development for the new site as well, building and implementing key features to complement the corporate design. "This included seamlessly linking our blog and Twitter feeds into the Eploy-powered pages via live RSS links. Integration of live feeds to monitor and track news will help to project our 'forward thinking' professional image," said Frank.
Due to its scalability, Eploy also met Adlib's need to future-proof its investment by allowing cost-effective incremental expansion when required - in line with business needs, website updates or in response to new technological advancements developed by Eploy.
The integrated solution provides a greater degree of secure interaction with Adlib's new website. The company's consultants, who manage more than 1000 CVs a month, now have ubiquitous and secure access 24-hours a day, seven days a week, via their smartphones and laptops.
Frank confirmed: "The nature of our industry means we are in contact with candidates all times of the day, so to be able to access Eploy's system via our iPhones in the evening will absolutely transform the way we all work."
The Eploy-powered website also gives Adlib enhanced management control. Eploy's automated reporting systems can be used to monitor constantly the success of the company, its employees and placements. The business reports analyse KPIs, training needs, bottlenecks, cost per hire, time to hire.
"Adlib was not just looking for the best technological solution but a partnership to support their business growth, we are innovators in our business sector and work closely with customers to make a real difference." said Christopher Bogh, Eploy's Technical Director.
"If we did it all again, we would choose Eploy. They are great software developers and have been successful in building Adlib a complex website that was technically very challenging, but easy to expand to address our future business needs," added Frank.