Configuration of eminently flexible Bond Adapt software for P+K Recruitment to cut administrative burden from 3 days per week to only ½ a day
P+K Recruitment, an employment agency specialising in the placing of supply teachers across the education sector, will reduce the time taken to complete timesheets and process invoices & payroll from three working days to a maximum of half a day. Taking advantage of its inherent flexibility, Bond Adapt - the recruitment software from Bond International Software, the recruitment & HCM specialist - has been configured to meet the specific business needs of the agency.
P+K Recruitment is an employment agency placing supply teachers in positions across nursery, primary and secondary schools. With offices in Wakefield, Sheffield and Birmingham, the business places over 300 teachers per week.
Karl Housey, Business Director at P+K Recruitment comments, "A single teacher could perform the same role, but be placed in different schools, for different lengths of time, on different pay scales. Such an array of permutations means creating timesheets, invoicing schools and running payroll functions is an extremely drawn out and manual process, and at present, takes up to three days per week to complete. Bond have therefore configured our software to automate the timesheet completion process, and once we have integrated Adapt over the coming weeks to automatically share data with Sage, the time taken to complete the timesheets, payroll and invoicing functions will be reduced to only half a day."
Bond Adapt is also helping P+K Recruitment to securely store, manage and share information on individual teachers. Whenever a supply teacher was booked into a school, P+K Recruitment would have to manually collate the pertinent information on the teacher, such as qualifications, criminal records, various background accreditations such as CRB and GTC checks and even photography, so that it could be sent ahead of the teacher's arrival. This was an arduous and time-consuming process, but has been replaced by Adapt's automated creation of a single, manageable document.
Housey continues, "Safeguarding of children has become absolutely paramount in the education sector, with schools now demanding more and more scrutiny of the people they are employing, even if for only short periods. Before even considering employing a supply teacher, schools are now requesting we provide full background information, often in short timeframes. Bond Adapt however allows us to not only store this information, but also distribute it instantly. The feedback from the schools following receiving these automated documents has been excellent, thereby enhancing our reputation in the supply teaching market."
Housey concludes, "The service we receive from Bond International Software has been excellent. Given our reasons for using the software, we have requested very specific configurations, which have always been provided by Bond. Our account manager is very understanding of our needs as a business, and always ensures face-to-face contact whenever possible, which we really appreciate. Moving forwards, we are looking to expand our business and I am confident that Bond Adapt will be effective in supporting us achieve this growth..'