Bullhorn and Astute Payroll today announce their largest ever customer win in ANZ. PERSOL Kelly, the joint venture between Kelly Services and The PERSOL Group, will roll out the world’s leading recruitment CRM and workforce management system to improve the productivity of 300 recruiters and ensure the efficient management of Kelly’s large workforce across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

The PERSOL Group, a Japan-based holding company, and Kelly Services, a US-based staffing firm, launched PERSOL Kelly to become the region’s leading comprehensive staffing services and HR solutions company. To ensure the delivery of this goal, PERSOL Kelly chose to partner with Bullhorn and Astute Payroll.

Bullhorn’s single, extensible, cloud-based platform for the entire APAC region gives PERSOL Kelly the ability to recruit across all borders, leverage relationships with key candidates and clients, and establish a true competitive edge. Furthermore, Bullhorn’s CRM offers the company a more recruitment-relevant, flexible, and cost-effective solution than its current provider; it can be easily configured and scaled to accommodate business growth.

Astute Payroll’s cloud-based platform allows PERSOL Kelly to drive employee engagement and automate complex processes across onboarding, time management, interpretation, payroll, and billing. Leveraging off a single platform, Astute will ensure Kelly’s adherence to legislative requirements throughout ANZ.

“PERSOL Kelly has committed to an exciting expansion plan in the region,” said Takayuki Yamazaki, CEO of PERSOL Kelly. “To achieve our growth goals and manage our various recruitment needs, we need nothing less than highly reliable and flexible support. We know that partnering with Bullhorn and Astute Payroll is the right solution to help us establish and maintain the strong market position we aspire to.”

“Asia Pacific is of huge strategic importance to us,” said Peter Linas, executive vice president of corporate development and international at Bullhorn. “Our deal with PERSOL Kelly signifies the tremendous growth of Bullhorn’s APAC operations since we launched our Sydney office in 2013. We are very happy to be partnering once again with the team at Astute, and we look forward to continuing to build on this momentum and our ability to bring value to our customer base in the region.”

PERSOLKELLY is a joint venture established in 2016 between PERSOL Holdings (Previously Temp Holdings) and Kelly Services to cater to the rising workforce employment needs of the emerging Asia Pacific market. It is currently one of the largest workforce solutions provider in the region, spanning over 50 offices across 13 countries including: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

About Astute Payroll
Astute Payroll is the leading workforce management software platform for Australia’s recruitment and staffing sector, and is rapidly expanding to support operations right across Asia Pacific. Partnering with over 600 agencies, Astute Payroll streamlines processes from hire through to payroll; including onboarding, tax declaration submissions, timesheets, leave, expenses, pay & award interpretation, invoicing, payroll, superannuation, and tax reporting. To learn more, visit

About Bullhorn
Bullhorn is the global leader in CRM and operations software for the recruitment industry. More than 7,000 firms rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to drive sales, build relationships, and power their recruitment processes from end to end. Headquartered in the United States, with offices around the world, Bullhorn employs more than 650 people globally. The company is founder-led and backed by Vista Equity Partners. To learn more, visit or follow @BullhornAPAC on Twitter.