In March 2007 Bank Van Breda launched the ‘Grand Slam’ project. The aim was to see, define and measure a number of core processes for each department. HR also received its share of attention and within the domain of recruiting the more important parameters were defined. The response time was good, but the method could have been more efficient. “We were already working with online applications in those days. Anyone who wanted to apply for a position had to complete a few essential tings online, and add documents as attachments. Every time an application came in, we printed out the documents and used a Microsoft Access tool to follow up”, explains Anne Wouters, personnel policy coordinator at Bank Van Breda.
Just when Bank Van Breda was looking for a way to simplify the administrative side of recruitment, it was contacted by CVWarehouse. “To us it was immediately apparent that they were the right partner”, Anne Wouters recalls. “It felt good right away. The solution that CVWarehouse offers appealed to us: you make the system as complicated or simple as you want. That’s a big difference from other software programs. They involve much more management and therefore offer functions that we have to pay for even if we don’t need them. CVWarehouse offers us a product made to measure: the system supports us, not vice versa. As one of their first clients and with roots in the same region, we were there from the inception of the business and the lines of communication remained short.”
So Bank Van Breda and CVWarehouse have been working together for six years. “The fact that CVWarehouse now has a number of large, international companies among its clients is great. This reinforces our conviction that we made the right choice”, says Anne Wouters.