Micro Focus strengthens recruitment programmes with SilkRoad technologies
10 April 2012, London - Leading global software company, Micro Focus, has invested in SilkRoad technology's recruitment solution, OpenHire. Following a successful installation in the company's Belfast office, where the software has facilitated the employment of 15 new staff, OpenHire will now be deployed across the company's offices worldwide.
Micro Focus, a FTSE 250 company with international operations, recently reviewed its recruitment practices. Prior to its relationship with SilkRoad, a global provider of social talent management solutions, Micro Focus relied mainly on recruitment consultants to source potential employees. However, the company was keen to streamline its hiring process and bring it under the management of its in-house human resources department for most new hires across the organisation.
OpenHire is an easy-to-use, enterprise class content management software that accepts and organises applications from multiple sources, including emails and social networks. The solution's highly advanced, knowledge based search options streamline the retrieval process, making every step in recruiting (from screening to evaluating) more efficient.
Paul Milnes, Head of Compensation & Benefits, Micro Focus, commented: "It quickly became clear that OpenHire was developed with the end user in mind. We needed a product that was flexible and could be tailored to our unique requirements. A key reason for our decision to invest in the SilkRoad technology was the speed of OpenHire implementation. At only four weeks this has helped us to recruit 15 new staff in our Belfast office very effectively and in a shorter period of time than would have happened under our previous practices."
In addition to the operational benefits achieved by bringing this function in-house, Micro Focus expects to make financial savings thanks to its use of OpenHire software, reducing the cost per hire. The company also intends to implement SilkRoad's leading onboarding solution, RedCarpet, to help new employees integrate seamlessly into the company's systems and culture.
Nicholas Roi, Managing Director for the UK at SilkRoad technology, comments: "OpenHire helps organisations reduce advertising and agency costs, while improving the candidate experience throughout the recruiting process and decreasing time per hire. We are delighted to be able to support Micro Focus to grow its talented team."
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SilkRoad is a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software. Its passion for creating the finest employee experience drives everything it does. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite is an integrated set of employer-branded TM/HCM solutions that power businesses with the latest Web 2.0 and social media innovations: OpenHire for recruiting, RedCarpet for onboarding and life events, WingSpan for performance management, GreenLight for learning management. The Life Suite is ideally suited for businesses of every size because of its unique and open "start anywhere" architecture - implement the complete suite or begin with one solution and add functionality as you need it. Either way, it's the fastest path to develop more productive and empowered employees who can rapidly boost business performance.
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