“It’s happening. Automation is having an impact”

Bullhorn Engage Boston 2019: “It’s happening. Automation is having an impact”

June 21, 2019
Kyloe highlights from Bullhorn Engage Boston 2019
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We had a great few days at Bullhorn Engage this year; as always, we were in awe of the effort put in by everyone in organising and running such an inspiring event

It’s difficult to pinpoint our single favourite moment, so here are a few of our highlights:

We need liquidity for growth

During this year’s keynote we heard how as the unemployment rate continues to drop to a historic low, its stifling the growth of the staffing industry. For the industry to grow again, “…we need people to become available. We need liquidity.”, Art Papas said.

So how do we create liquidity? One way is to have a recession. The second, is through robots and automation. Automation creates the liquidity we need and frees people up from outmoded jobs to make them available for the jobs we need.

Automation with a human touch

We were really looking forward to this panel and it didn’t disappoint! We’re at a really exciting time now where software continues to evolve, equipping recruiters with more tools than ever, but it’s important to take a considered approach to automation. Automation should give a good experience to your candidates and clients and in order to achieve this, you need to really know your audience and the pain points that you want to solve.

We’ve found that many Kyloe clients have workarounds for some of these pain points, or don’t know that it’s possible to improve workflows. If this sounds like you, we’d recommend taking a look at your processes and making a list of the things that are inefficient, as it’s likely there is a tweak that can be made to help make it smoother!

We were delighted to provide an alternative to plastic water bottles this year; around 800 reusable Kyloe water bottles were picked up which translates to a saving of around 4,800 plastic bottles across the 3-day event.

This is a cause very close to our hearts; Kyloe HQ is in the beautiful Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland, and we’re passionate about reducing the levels of plastics in our oceans.

Kilt Thursday

It wouldn’t be Thursday at Engage without kilts. In line with tradition, Kyloe Director Raymond Pennie donned his kilt, and Product Sales Team Leader Martin Wishart was sporting a pair of dashing tartan trews.

We can’t wait for next year already!

Author: Lauren Miller

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