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Cafod signs Bond Talent

CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) will be using a new IT software system to support its recruitment drives. The software, known as Bond Talent - online recruitment & talent management software - from stock market-listed Bond International Software, is an online recruitment web portal which will enable the organisation to save up to 1,000 hours of administrative time per year.

Coomy Ogbewele, HR Information Manager at CAFOD, says, "A large amount of our recruitment is run through manual processes, which are intrinsically time-consuming. We are spending as much as eleven hours setting up each vacancy and contacting candidates, and the shortlisting can then take another two to three hours to sift through the thirty to forty applications we would receive for each vacancy."

In 2008 CAFOD recruited for 97 vacancies. Using the Bond Talent system, the organisation will be able to automate many of the processes, especially the transfer of information to and from job boards, and between internal HR systems. Based on last year's recruitment figures, CAFOD can expect to save up to 1,000 hours of administrative time over the whole year, leaving the Human Resources department more time to devote to CAFOD staff.

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