How long have you been using AllHires to manage your graduate recruitment?
We were a very early adopter of AllHires we first used the system in 2005.
We researched a number of different suppliers but chose to use AllHires as the system is specifically designed for law firms and therefore able to deal with those problems particular to legal graduate recruitment. In addition the team at AllHires clearly had an appetite to develop their software and were clear that we could actively engage with what functionality they developed.
What has been the best thing about adopting AllHires?
One of the best things is that it took away the stress involved in our old process, we don’t have to manage reams of paper or endless email traffic - the system simply ticks over and allows us to assess applications at our own pace. The amount of time saved on the administration side of things means that we can really focus on the job of selecting the best candidates.
Have you received any training?
When we first built the system I had some training. AllHires have always been good at offering training for any new team members, it’s a straight forward system to use so people tend to pick it up quickly.
Have you attended a user group before?
Yes, I have attended a number of the User Forums it is always nice to meet up with people from other firms doing the same job as you and hear about how they use the system. It is also good to hear about the new functionality that we will be enjoying over the next year and to discuss what changes we would like to see in the future.
What is your favourite AllHires feature?
Candidate Watch, it’s a tool that alerts you when a candidate you were looking out for applies. This was something I suggested at a user forum a few years back it really helps us to spot the good candidates that we have met at law fairs for example.
How has AllHires changed the way you work?
It has made us more responsive, because we do not have to focus on the management of the process so much we can be quicker in our response to candidates.
What is the support like? What happens if you have a problem?
I can call or email AllHires with any problems or if I don’t know how to do something. The response is always really quick and friendly. Sometimes AllHires phone me if they see I am having a problem, its reassuring to know they are keeping an eye on the way we use the system!
"When we first built the system I had some training. AllHires have always been good at offering training for any new team members, it’s a straight forward system to use so people tend to pick it up quickly."
Head of Graduate Recruitment and Trainee Development at Clyde & Co LLP