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               Start Recruitment Software

Start is a recruitment software application based on Link, a European Groupware
leader with 5000 users in 300 sites, available on Windows and a hosted ASP model.

It is targeted at consultancies that provide the full range of recruitment services:

                                File Search
                                Advertised Selection
                                Executive Search
To Get Started it comes Off-The-Shelf with all the necessary functionality:

       Handle high volumes of CVs and Vacancies
       Contact Management to word and code search CVs, Vacancies and Clients
       Document Management including merges with MS Word & Outlook
       Sales Force Automation to track & trigger the process with KPIs
       Corporate Intranet with centralised diaries & To-Do Lists
       High Street, Specialist & Executive Search modules covering
       File Search, Advertised Selection, Executive Search and Contracting

But at any stage it can be Completely-Customised to your Competitive-Processes.
 As well as the Windows option installed on your network, there is the internet version.
 eLINK, hosted ASP.
Consultancies simply connect to eLINK via Internet Explorer (preferably ADSL) – no
other software, IT infrastructure or administration is needed.
 As such the solution is applicable to single users as to multinational consultancies.
“Anytime, anywhere" recruitment, global & home working
 Infrastructure free offices. As well as reduced requirement for IT hardware hosted
eLINK can significantly reduce requirements for in-house IT personnel (e.g. c£30K/yr).
 Automatic Internet Jobsite + On-line Registration comes Integrated in Real-Time.

It adds bottom line value to the consultancy by increasing volume through more sales
calls and the faster finding of candidates.

And it gives consultants the tools they need to manage their work positively, in turn
increasing quality.

In summary, a fully functional Recruitment Software solution which takes the agony,
perplexity and chaos out of recruiting, tailored to your Competitive style, including 1 year
ASP hosting to avoid all ongoing IT costs, increasing the number of placements via the
on-line Jobsite, and reducing administration costs through on-line registration, at prices
starting from under £1000 per Consultant, including training.
         Clients, Candidates,Vacancies

                     All contact records have:

Comprehensive data relating to name, address, phone numbers, email
addresses, web-sites etc.
Communications interface with MS Outlook email, fax and web-browser
Mail-merge interface with MS Word
Storage and immediate access to any associated file (e.g. original CV, job
description, advert copy, a photo, corporate web page, an interview video, a
scanned image or a handwritten note or timesheet).
           All Client, Candidate and Vacancy records can all be linked to each other.
 Then, linked via Actions & Documents, they proceed from Client Development to Placement.




Contacts                                                                 Vacancies
                     Company Manager

Company Manager stores all
relevant data on Clients.

 The top part of the screen
 contains standard info - address,
 phone number, sector, web site
 (from where users connect
 directly to the client's website).

 Below, the template is
 customisable to store all data
 relevant to you e.g. Account
 Manager, Target and Turnover.
                     Contact Manager

Contact Manager stores all
relevant data on Candidates.

  The top part of the screen
  contains standard info – e.g.
  name, address, phone numbers
  and email address (from where
  Consultants can directly email).

  Below, drop down fields prompt
  Consultants to record their data
  i.e. Contract or Permanent, Skills
  or Salary. All templates can be
  modified to meet in-house
                 Instantly Visible CVs

Memo field instantly let’s
you view C.Vs

 Text versions of CVs are
 displayed in the Candidate’s
 record – briefing Clients
 becomes much easier.

 And Start also attaches the
 original CV to the
 Candidate’s record – no
 more problems finding CVs!
                    Document Management
Start integrates with Word & Excel for Mail Merging all file types (Intro Letters, CV Sends,
Proposals etc.), both hard copy and email. These are date and time stamped, referenced by
type, and stored in the Client, Contact and Vacancy record. Filing has never been easier.

 And, as you can email straight out of Start, it is a matter of seconds to get a CV to a client.
                        Outlook Integration
Start’s interface with MS Outlook is one of its key fundamentals, so
contact records can be viewed from Outlook itself, via Link/Start icons.

       From here, converting the email, plus its attachments, straight into the Start
       database is just a couple of clicks, making importing CVs exceptionally easy.
                     Vacancy Manager

Vacancy Manager stores … all the
information relevant to Vacancies.

   Comprehensive Drop Down
   fields ensure Consultants record
   all necessary data, such as
   Contract or Permanent, Skill
   Codes or Salary.

   All in-house procedures,
   terminology and codes are
   easily incorporated.
        Job-site with On-line Registration
Internet adverts are created real-time in the
system, so they are instantly published.
Imagine the value of one deal a month from
this resource.

Candidates search and apply on line,
completing their own details; compare this
against the cost of the time currently spent on
administering registration, which can be
completely avoided.

Start can also post on-line (anonymous)
candidate profiles. This shop-window can by-
pass preferred supplier lists. Consider the
value of a deal a month from clients matching
candidates themselves.

All this means clients visit your site more
frequently, which raises your profile and
increases the likelihood that they will use you
and your full range of services. Consider the
value of new clients.
Everything is searchable, in any combination. This includes multiple word, codes and words
together, contains, greater than, less than, beginning with, ending with, excluding etc.

This search finds a Permanent Business Analyst within IT, with the word Oracle in the CV.

Start will perform this, including searching tens of thousands of CVs, in a matter of seconds.
                        Tracking and Triggering

Start uses “Actions” to control the
whole recruitment process from
Client Development to Placement.

  Any event can be set up as a to-do, or
  recorded as done, for KPI reports.

  They are linked to all relevant parties, be
  it Client Company, Client Contact,
  Candidate, Vacancy and the Consultants.

  Here liaison is also recorded, time and
  user stamped in the Memo box.

  Events can be part of a pre-defined
  process (e.g. ISO 9000) or ad hoc.
                                    To Do Lists
Any Action linked to a Consultant appears in their To Do List; all "undone" actions roll over each day.
                           Scheduled Actions
All Actions can be "Scheduled“ for specific dates and time, and viewed in the diary.

The diary comes with a daily view,
                                a weekly view,

                                                 and a monthly view!
                      Reports and KPIs
             As every step in the recruitment process can be "tracked“,
                             so it can be reported on.

This KPI report shows how many “Phone Intro” Calls a Consultant has made today.
             Sales and Implementation Process

Step 1: Demonstration of Off-the-Shelf version, either at client’s site or on-line:

     Understanding of client’s recruitment business
     Understanding of client hardware, networking and communication infrastructure
     Decide on Link for Windows or eLINK (either Start ASP model or client hosted)
     Understanding of any data transfer requirements
     Analysis requirements. Off-the-Shelf, Minor Enhancements, Full Customisation

 Step 2: Order and Implementation Schedule agreed

 Step 3: Implementation. If Start’s ASP model is selected clients can go live
 almost immediately on order; it is simply a case of creating their unique web-site
 address, with logins and password. Alternatively installation on client’s sites.

 Step 4: Go Live, normally accompanied by a half day Get Started Training.

A full range of support services are available.
Hot Line - Telephone Support i.e. how to’s, quick fixes
Upgrades – Start / Link endeavours to release two updates with increased
functionality per year. The charge for this is 20% of the licence fee.
Technical Consultants with remote access are also available to dial in to resolve
technical issues or come to site.
Link for Windows clients should appoint a Systems Administrator responsible for
the system. The skills required for this, which are not extensive, can be fully
explained as can the IT infrastructure. No infrastructure is required for eLINK.
Hardware Survey, Business Analysis, Data Transfer available as required.

Wide variety of training modules available, both for users and administrators.
                Licence Fee per User                       £ 399
                Upgrade Contract                           £ 50
                Total Price Per User                       £ 449

On top of this Start provides comprehensive services relating to Business Analysis,
Design, Installation, Training, Intervention etc.
As the system is completely customisable design requirements can vary, but it would
be quite normal to implement the system and customise it later.
In Start’s ASP model there is no set-up charge. The charge for hosting eLINK is then
£125 per month, for the first 5 users, £15 per month per user extra thereafter.
ASP hosting of Internet Jobsite - Vacancies & On-Line Registration £95/month. At
least one software licence must be purchased in order to have the Jobsite.
Bespoke web work on request e.g. website design, jobsite look & feel, application
forms, automatic selection against criteria, copying of vacancies to other jobsites.
                                        Example Costs

 2 users, half day design, half day Get Started Training, hosted eLINK:
 Price: 2 Licences x £399 = £798, Upgrade £100, ½ Day Design £375, ½ Day Training £375, 1
 year ASP £1,500 (at £125/month). Total £3,148. Price / User £1,574.

 5 users, 1 day design, 2 days installation Link for Windows, 2 days Training:
 Price: 5 Licences x £399 = £1995, Upgrade £250, 1 Day Design £750, 2 Days Installation £1,500,
 2 Days Training £1,500, Total £5,995. Price / User £1,199.

 15 users, 2 days design, 3 days Training, hosted eLINK:
 Price: 15 Licences x £399 = £5,985, Upgrade £750, 2 Days Design £1,500, 3 Days Training
 £2,250, 1 year ASP (15 users) £3,300. Total £13,785. Price / User £919.

 Integrated Internet Job Site for Vacancies & Online Registration – 1 yr contract - £1,140

  Not referred to here, as they may well have already been purchased, are IT infrastructure costs
 (e.g. stand-alone PCs, network), or eLINK communication costs (e.g. Internet Anytime c£15/month
  or ADSL c£50/month). If not yet sourced Start will quote on request.

Payment Terms: Software / Hardware 50% on order, 50% on installation. Services invoiced monthly for time actually worked.
             Return on Investment (ROI)
e.g. Year 1 – 15 users - Purchase, Implementation, Training, Hosting, Support, Jobsite - £13,785
e.g. Year 2 – 15 users - Hosting and Support - £6,990

Cost Savings Return e.g. £30,000
1 year ASP hosting avoids the need for internal IT to manage recruitment software e.g. £20,000
Administration cost saving from On-Line Registration e.g. £10,000

Potential Revenue Return e.g. £60,000
e.g. 1 £5K placement a month from Vacancy Jobsite - 12 x £5K = £60,000

Year 1: Return on Investment - outlay £13,785, total return £90,000
Year 2: Return on Investment – outlay £6,990, total return £90,000

Value of new clients – Priceless
On-line trial to ensure good fit – Priceless
Ability to tailor the solution to your own competitive style – Priceless
Taking the agony, perplexity and chaos out of recruiting – PRICELESS!
                           Link and Start

Link Software ( is a Belgian software house trading since 1994.

5,000 users at 300 client companies in the UK, France and Belgium attest to the
power of Link.

Link's customers represent a wide spectrum of sectors of activity, giving an idea of
how flexible and customisable applications powered by LINK can be:
Training, Retail, Advertising, Manufacturing, IT, Travel, Legal, Financial.

Start, based in London, are Link’s partners in the UK for supply and support of HR /
Recruitment solutions.
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To arrange a meeting, an on-line demonstration or a trial please now contact:

                    Start, The Business Village,
                        3-9 Broomhill Road,
                        London. SW18 4JQ
                        Tel: 020 8871 5271
                        Fax: 020 8877 1940

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