Bond International Japan K.K. is to partner with grooves corp. in a new business strategy aimed at Japan's thriving human capital management industry
Commencing this month, Bond International Software (www.bondinternationalsoftware.com) and grooves corp. (http://www.grooves.com) will partner on the introduction of 'Bond Adapt' to Japan's 18,000 recruitment agencies. grooves who currently deploy their Recruiting Net portal in more than 500 staffing firms will enhance its offering with a world-leading candidate/job management platform for those agencies who are increasingly seeking the global capabilities that Bond Adapt can provide.
It is the global characteristics of Adapt (http://www.bond-jp.com/adapt.html), which include multilingual and multi-character set technologies, which the HR industry in Japan needs to embrace as it competes in the world marketplace for jobs, skilled candidates and clients.
Bond has continually invested in the research and development of Adapt since the company's inception in 1973. This web-browser based application is Bond's flagship staffing software and it is currently used globally by more than 100,000 staffing professionals in 3,500 recruitment businesses in 42 countries, including nine out of the ten top human resource service enterprises in the world.
grooves and Bond Japan will work together on therevitalisation of the human capital business field in Japan through provision of their information and systems. Bond's Asia-Pacific Manager, Tony de Liseo, comments: "Even in 2009, when private recruitment agencies' sales declined sharply because of the global financial crisis, the number of nationwide private recruitment agencies in Japan increased to 18,379* an increase of 14.2% against the previous year. It is expected to top 20,000 in 2010 as the needs of recruitment are slowly rebounding. There are great opportunities for Bond Adapt, not only with well known major foreign-based recruitment agencies, but also with medium sized agencies. The partnership with grooves will enable Bond to provide a solution that will shape the future of HR in the Japanese and Asian marketplace."
* Release by Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry on December 11, 2009
About Bond International Japan K.K.
Bond International Japan K.K. is a fully owned subsidiary of Bond International Software plc. (UK) (CEO: Steve Russell). It is the worldwide provider of software solutions in the field of Human Capital Management. Bond International Japan K.K. was established in 2009 aiming to build a strong position in the region, to meet the demand of the growing number of global enterprises. Currently, in Japan the product offerings focus specifically on the Recruitment and Executive Search sectors. http://www.bond-jp.com
About Bond International Software
London stock market-listed Bond International Software plc is a global provider of recruitment and human capital management (HCM) software and services.
Bond is the largest, and most established, global specialist in staffing software for recruitment agencies worldwide and is a rapidly growing provider of web-based e-recruitment and talent acquisition software to the corporate market. Bond also provides established HR and payroll software and outsourcing services directly to both the public and private sectors.
Established in 1973 and listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1997, the company has consistently achieved financial growth andmaximisedinvestment in the development of technology and service provided to its international client base.
Bond has over 35 years experience in the development and creation of products and services that have become industry standards. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the Group also has offices in the United States, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Japan and Hong Kong - with a global team of nearly 500 employees, 3500 customers and over 100,000 users.
Bond's customers include some of the largest recruitment agencies in the world, some of the best known corporations and a large number of private and public sector organisations, including: Adecco, Hays, Michael Page, Manpower, Kelly's, Select, HBOS, Habitat, Co-op, Wincanton, Lego World, Ascot Racecourses, EasyJet, Bristol City Council, University of Huddersfield and North-West Fire Services. www.bondinternationalsoftware.com
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