Hireserve in partnership with Unit4 Business software announced that Cranfield University has selected UNIT4’s one-stop Software as a Service (SaaS) recruitment solution, Unit4 Recruitment (formerly known as Agresso e-Recruiter).

The solution will streamline internal recruiting operations, save time and money, and enhance the applicant experience.

Attracting and recruiting the best talent is key to Cranfield maintaining its global reputation for inspirational teaching, high quality research and renowned business connections. With this in mind the University is implementing Unit4 Recruitment (Agresso e-Recruiter). The solution will streamline the entire recruitment lifecycle, enabling candidates to apply and track their application progression electronically and recruiting managers to access applications online to short list candidates.

“The recruitment of the best possible staff is vital for the University’s drive to continue to improve its position as one of the leading postgraduate research centres in the world,” said Jo Catterill, the University’s HR Projects Manager.   “Unit4 Recruitment will be fundamental to the University achieving this.”

The solution will enable Cranfield University, via a thoroughly modern interface, to attract applicants and help the University’s recruitment team easily adapt its strategy and apply best practice recruitment processes.  Unit4 Recruitment (Agresso e-Recruiter) includes a job board that is fully integrated with the Institution’s website, application tracking, configurable online application forms and 25 standard reports.

Unit4 Recruitment’s flexibility is also important to the University, allowing recruitment staff to configure the system when required without the need to call in costly external IT consultants.

“We chose Unit4 Recruitment because we felt that it is the most flexible solution available and offers the most cost effective long term investment,” said Ruth Gardener, HR Systems Manager at Cranfield University. “The University is keen to provide an excellent experience for applicants and recruitment managers in University departments, Unit4 Recruitment helps deliver this.”

In partnership with UNIT4 Business Software, Hireserve delivers a secure web-based recruitment management application, supporting the full recruitment process, from start to finish.  e-Recruiter can be used as a stand–alone recruitment platform or  integrated with Business World On! (formerly known as Agresso Business World ERP) and Coda Financials software.

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Tristan Potter

Tristan has a decade's worth of experience writing content and copy for organisations across Bristol and the Southwest of England. He has written on a diverse range of topics, including technology, philosophy, politics, and recruitment. His writing has appeared in The Drum, HR Grapevine, and The Guardian, among other publications. He joined Hireserve in March 2022.