Aug-2007: Commercial airline Jet2.com selects Bond Talent
COMMERCIAL AIRLINE JET2.COM SELECTS BOND TALENT TO SUPPORT ITS RECRUITMENT DRIVE AND EXPANSION OF THE COMPANY
- Bond International Software continues to grow in the aviation sector providing its talent management solution to a fifth airline -
6th August 2007: Jet2.com, the North of England’s leading low cost UK airline, has selected Bond Talent - an online recruitment, talent management system - from stock market-listed, Bond International Software. Jet2.com operates scheduled services from 6 UK airports and the talent management solution will support Jet2.com’s expansion plans and a recruitment drive across the business.
The solution will initially be deployed to support a focused recruitment drive by the airline in October to attract cabin services applicants. The system will then be expanded to include the recruitment of flight deck, engineering, operations and administrative staff.
Jet2.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dart Group PLC a publicly listed aviation services and distribution group. Jet2.com has been flying commercial aircraft for over 25 years. Over the recent years it has received numerous industry awards and has experienced considerable growth.
As a result of this growth Jet2.com took the decision to re-evaluate its existing recruitment process which currently involves job applications being sent to a public company email address and then processed manually by the HR department.
Claire Flynn, HR Director Jet2.com, comments, “Our current system has served us well over the years but it became apparent that we needed a specialist solution targeted to our specific needs. Last year the airline received 13,500 applications which were processed using our manual system. So far this year we have already placed 240 people in the company and we intend to recruit significantly before the end of the year, Bond Talent will play a vital role in helping us to achieve this.”
Flynn continues, “Jet2.com’s business is reliant on its website and we are continually striving to improve the functionality and usability of the site and develop our web strategy. Bond Talent complements this strategy and can be effectively integrated into web development. Indeed the flexibility of Bond Talent, not just online but in its general functionality was a major factor in selecting the product.”
Bond Talent is a specialist application for the global recruitment and talent management markets which has over many years earned Bond the reputation for enhancing business growth and profitability throughout the industry. Over the last year Bond has developed a strong presence in the airline sector, Jet2.com is Bond’s fifth talent management customer from the airline sector within the last 18 months.