Bullhorn Acquires Herefish to Help Accelerate Automation of Staffing Processes

Company Offers Critical Capabilities to Automate Key Staffing Processes to Improve Recruiter Productivity and Top-Line Growth

Bullhorn®, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, today announced that it has acquired Herefish, a provider of automation solutions for staffing firms. As part of Bullhorn’s goal to serve as a trusted partner to staffing businesses, the acquisition of Herefish will help firms accelerate their transformation journey by enabling companies to automate time-consuming and manual spreadsheet-based processes to improve bottom-line and top-line growth. 

Herefish, a longtime Bullhorn Marketplace partner, is one of the leading providers of staffing business process automation, and its solutions will help Bullhorn customers improve recruiter productivity, maintain higher data quality and accuracy, and improve communication between recruiters, colleagues, candidates, and customers. On average, Herefish automates 7.2 million actions per month and saves 2.55 hours per recruiter per day. As Herefish expands to support more use cases and works with more companies, these productivity enhancements will continue to grow.

As a leading Marketplace partner, Herefish helps staffing and recruiting firms automate many of the manual, time-consuming process and messaging tasks throughout the recruiting process so that their teams can focus on what’s most important – building and nurturing human relationships. By eliminating error-prone manual tasks and maintaining completeness and accuracy of a firm’s database, employees not only have more time in their day to focus on revenue-generating activities, but also produce better results because they’re working with higher quality data. Herefish allows firms to effectively replicate their best employees by automating the ideal workflow across every employee – ensuring that everyone performs the right actions, every time – and subsequently allowing the entire team to benefit. 

“Staffing firms face numerous challenges across their businesses, but one thing is constant: all firms are looking to keep up with customer demands,” said Art Papas, founder and CEO of Bullhorn. “Moving to a fully digitized infrastructure with automated processes will help these firms keep pace. Herefish provides critical building blocks to enable this transformation, so that our customers can reap the benefits from improved productivity and top-line growth.”

“Automation is critical to the digital transformation of the staffing industry,” said Jason Heilman, CEO of Herefish, “and we’re excited to join the Bullhorn team and bring productivity and messaging efficiencies to the top staffing firms in the world. Bullhorn and Herefish have very customer-centric cultures and we cannot wait to help our customer base to prepare for the future and prepare to win.”

Terms of the transaction will not be disclosed. 

About Herefish
Herefish is an automation platform technology that reduces busywork for fast-paced staffing and recruiting firms. By automating key activities throughout the recruiting cycle, Herefish customers can focus on driving new growth rather than worrying about repetitive, error-prone tasks. Herefish enables modern staffing firms to automate communication and processes to produce high-touch candidate, customer, and contractor experiences. To learn more, please visit https://herefish.com

About Bullhorn
Bullhorn is the global leader in software for the staffing industry. More than 11,000 companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to power their staffing processes from start to finish. Headquartered in Boston, with offices around the world, Bullhorn is founder-led and employs more than 1,100 people globally. To learn more, visit www.bullhorn.com or follow @Bullhorn on Twitter.

 

Bullhorn Herefish Acquisition FAQ

 

What is happening?

Bullhorn has acquired Herefish – an automation platform technology that helps staffing firms automate processes and communication throughout the recruiting cycle. Terms of the transaction will not be disclosed. As part of Bullhorn’s strategy to help digitize, automate, and transform staffing businesses, Herefish will become a critical part of building digitized assets and automated processes that help improve recruiter productivity and communications for staffing companies, facilitating their journey of digital transformation.  

 

Who is Bullhorn?

Bullhorn is the global leader in software for the staffing industry, and more than 11,000 companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to power their staffing processes from start to finish. Bullhorn has been serving the staffing industry since its founding 20 years ago. Bullhorn’s core offering is a platform-based recruitment system with solutions for ATS and CRM, back office, onboarding, VMS integration, and reporting/business intelligence. All of Bullhorn’s solutions are SaaS-based. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with more than 1,100 employees in total, the company has major offices in London, Sydney, Rotterdam, Vancouver, Atlanta, and St. Louis.

 

Who is Herefish?

Herefish, a longtime Bullhorn Marketplace partner, is one of the leading providers of staffing business process automation, and its solutions will help Bullhorn customers improve recruiter productivity, maintain higher data quality and accuracy, and improve overall communication.

 

Why is Bullhorn making this acquisition?

This acquisition bolsters Bullhorn’s endeavor to help its staffing customers navigate through the journey of digital transformation – first by digitizing data through Bullhorn’s core platform, which provides a single system of record, second by automating staffing processes, and third by harnessing the power of artificial intelligence for better business decision-making and business transformation.  Herefish directly addresses these steps to digital transformation by helping digitize assets and automate key staffing business processes. The addition of Herefish to Bullhorn’s portfolio of solutions is strategically well-aligned with the company’s goal of being a trusted partner to the staffing industry and helping its customers reduce manual labor while increasing ROI and recruiter productivity. As Herefish is a longtime Bullhorn Marketplace partner, the company represents a best-in-class solution to complement the Bullhorn portfolio. Herefish’s automation and communications solution helps Bullhorn customers optimize their use of the Bullhorn ATS and CRM.

 

What are the benefits of this acquisition for Bullhorn? 

Herefish is renowned for helping staffing firms optimize their use of Bullhorn’s core platform and automate previously time-consuming manual tasks that soak up hours that recruiters could otherwise spend nurturing human relationships. Because Herefish is already built to help Bullhorn customers make better use of the Bullhorn ATS and CRM platform, the integration of this product has clear strategic rationale. Better productivity and better use of the Bullhorn platform lead to happier customers who realize greater ROI. 

 

What are the benefits of these acquisitions for Bullhorn’s customers?

Herefish plays a critical role in accelerating Bullhorn’s customers’ journey of digital transformation by helping staffing and recruiting firms begin to automate many of the manual, time-consuming tasks throughout the recruiting process so their teams can focus on what’s most important. Specifically, Herefish provides customers with increased recruiter productivity through the automation of low-touch, low-value tasks and activities. From updating records, adding notes, creating tasks, and notifying record owners of key changes to sending automatic welcome emails to candidates and text message interview reminders, Herefish makes the recruiter’s experience significantly more efficient and rewarding. 

 

Additionally, Herefish provides the benefit of accurate and complete data thanks to “set it and forget it” automation afforded for engagement. Having accurate and complete data is the foundation for all staffing and recruiting activities, including candidate and client communication and reporting.  But the effort it takes to manually enter data and keep it fresh is exhausting. By eliminating manual tasks and keeping the database accurate and complete, employees not only have more time in their day to focus on revenue-generating activities, but also find more success in their efforts because they’re working with higher quality data.

 

What are Bullhorn’s plans for Herefish’s product moving forward?

Bullhorn will actively invest in Herefish products moving forward and the company will heretofore be known as Herefish by Bullhorn.

 

Are there any planned organizational changes?

The organization will be integrated into Bullhorn.. The CEO of Herefish, Jason Heilman, will join Bullhorn’s extended leadership team and will report directly to Matt Fischer, Bullhorn’s president and CTO. 

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Bullhorn is the global leader in software for the staffing industry. More than 11,000 companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to power their staffing processes from start to finish. Headquartered in Boston, with offices around the world, Bullhorn is founder-led and employs more than 1,100 people globally. To learn more, visit www.bullhorn.com or follow @bullhorn on Twitter.