Blog and PRs

February 8, 2017

Significant growth in both the number and total value of new contract wins in 2016 for Dillistone Systems

Significant growth for Dillistone Systems in 2016

Dillistone Group Plc (“Dillistone”, the “Company” or the “Group”), the AIM quoted supplier of software for the international recruitment industry through its Dillistone Systems and Voyager Software divisions, is pleased to provide a trading update for the 12 months ended 31 December 2016. The Board is pleased to confirm that pre-tax profits before acquisition related…

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January 31, 2017

GDPR and Executive Search – Preparing for the tidal wave of inbound regulation!

GDPR, EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and Executive Search - Preparing for the tidal wave of inbound regulation!

On Jan 6, 2017, Dillistone Systems announced that it had become the first executive search specialist technology supplier to become accredited under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. This is the new framework which replaced “Safe Harbor” and it’s a pretty big deal in terms of storing information on candidates. But it’s also nothing compared to…

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January 25, 2017

Relying on LinkedIn as a free CRM? Not much longer!

Relying on LinkedIn as a free CRM? Not much longer!

I wrote a blog a couple of weeks ago about the changes being made to LinkedIn with a view to “improving the user experience”. Many of our clients now have the new user interface and the feedback is, I think, mixed. Something that will not impact many of our clients but may impact other users…

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January 6, 2017

Dillistone Systems Becomes the First Dedicated Executive Search Supplier to Achieve the EU-US Privacy Shield Accreditation

Dillistone Systems holds the US EU privacy shield

Dillistone Systems, the leading global supplier of technology to executive search firms, has become the first dedicated supplier to executive search to achieve certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield rules, joining technology behemoths such as Microsoft, IBM and Facebook on the list of fewer than 1,400 companies that have successfully completed the process. The Privacy…

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December 5, 2016

Looking for Executive Search technology? Five key questions to ask!

5 key questions to ask when looking for executive search technology

Every year, hundreds of retained executive search firms make technology purchasing decisions. Many of them go on to implement systems which will provide years of value and benefit – but, sadly, others make expensive decisions that they will go on to regret. There is no one system which is best for every firm. However, there…

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November 15, 2016

What does Brexit mean for the UK Recruitment Technology Industry?

What does Brexit mean for the UK Recruitment Technology Industry?

By Jason Starr, CEO, Dillistone Group Plc Having read my 47th article of the week on the impact of Brexit on the recruitment industry, I thought it might be interesting to jot down my thoughts on how this summer’s vote will impact suppliers to the sector. From a big picture perspective, Brexit is clearly going…

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November 2, 2016

Dillistone Announces Industry First – FileFinder Integration with Native Outlook on Apple Macs

FileFinder now supports integration with the native Apple Mac version of Microsoft’s Outlook email app

In a first for the recruitment software industry, Dillistone Systems, the global provider of the market leading FileFinder Anywhere suite of Executive Search applications, has announced that the product range now supports integration with the native Apple Mac version of Microsoft’s Outlook email app. The new development allows users on the Mac operating system to…

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October 25, 2016

New Technology Revolutionises Relationships Between Executive Search Firms and Their Clients

Introducing the FileFinder Client Portal

Dillistone Systems, the provider of the market leading FileFinder Anywhere suite of Executive Search applications has announced the launch of the latest generation of the FileFinder Client Portal. The Portal allows Executive Search firms to publish assignment related information on a secure website. This website is then available to the end client who can review…

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October 17, 2016

Winning Executive Search Business – How Firms are Focusing on Building the Tangible

Winning Executive Search Business

A retained search is an example of an intangible service. The buyer of such a service can’t kick its tires or take the search for a test run. He or she has to select from a variety of search firms based on criteria that are not easily measured. That’s long been a challenge for executive…

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September 12, 2016

Starting an Executive Search Firm? Think long term when making your launch decisions!

Starting an Executive Search Firm?

New executive search firms appear every week. Many are breakaways from established firms; others are created by former in-house recruiters looking to swap sides; while others are created by people who are new to Search. Some will be founded by solo recruiters; others by small teams. Each will follow a different path. One of the…

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July 27, 2016

Alexander Hughes Selects FileFinder Anywhere to Reinforce Its Global Ambition

Alexander Hughes Selects FileFinder Anywhere to Reinforce Its Global Ambition

Dillistone Systems, the leading global provider of technology to executive search firms and strategic recruiting teams, is pleased to announce that it has secured an order for its FileFinder Anywhere product with the Paris headquartered global executive search firm Alexander Hughes International. Dillistone’s FileFinder Anywhere software which combines the power of browser based technology with…

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July 11, 2016

Dillistone Group Plc Is Proud to be Among “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain”

Dillistone Group Plc is among 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain

Dillistone Group Plc is proud to be included in the latest edition of the prominent report issued by the London Stock Exchange “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain”. The report is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. First launched in late 2013, the…

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June 28, 2016

[VIDEO] Discover the story behind the recent headlines from Dillistone Systems

FileFinder Anywhere orders from Dillistone Systems have more than doubled

Dillistone Systems’ recent announcement about the exceptionally good month of May during which over 800 FileFinder Anywhere licences were implemented was closely followed by the announcement that the new business orders for FileFinder Anywhere have more than doubled in the first five months of 2016 by comparison to the same period last year. Jason Starr,…

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June 24, 2016

LinkedIn Acquired by Microsoft – What Does It Mean for Executive Search?

Microsoft acquires LinkedIn - what does it mean from executive search?

There has been much analysis of why Microsoft paid such a premium for the social media site, but what are the ramifications for executive recruiters? LinkedIn has already been hugely impactful for the Search industry. It’s played a significant part in the growth of the internal search team, thanks to the view that executive information…

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June 15, 2016

Significant Increase in New Orders for FileFinder Anywhere in the First Five Months of 2016

FileFinder Anywhere orders from Dillistone Systems have more than doubled

Dillistone Systems, the leading global provider of technology to executive search firms and strategic recruiting teams, is pleased to announce that the new business orders for FileFinder Anywhere have more than doubled in the first five months of 2016 by comparison to the same period last year. This exciting news follows the recent announcement about…

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June 7, 2016

Dillistone Systems Announces Record Month for FileFinder Anywhere Implementations

800 upgraded and new licences installed on the FileFinder Anywhere platform in May 2016 alone

Dillistone Group Plc, the AIM quoted supplier of software to the recruitment industry, is pleased to announce that May 2016 was an exceptionally good month for system implementations in its Dillistone Systems division. Since the launch of FileFinder Anywhere in September 2014, the Dillistone Systems division has seen an increase in both new system sales…

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May 10, 2016

Integration Announced Between FileFinder Executive Search Technology and Not Actively Looking

Integration Announced Between FileFinder Executive Search Technology and Not Actively Looking

Dillistone Systems, the leading global provider of technology to executive search firms and strategic recruiting teams, and Not Actively Looking (www.notactivelylooking.com), a platform that allows high level executives to share their CVs and private information with search firms of their choice without risking exposure on public networks, have announced an integration that will allow Dillistone’s…

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April 27, 2016

Final Results Announced by Dillistone Group Plc

Dillistone Group Plc

Dillistone Group Plc (“Dillistone”, the “Company” or the “Group”) Final Results Dillistone Group Plc, the AIM quoted supplier of recruitment software for the international recruitment industry through its Dillistone Systems and Voyager Software divisions, is pleased to announce its audited final results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2015. Highlights for the year: •…

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April 22, 2016

5 Considerations To Make Before Investing In Executive Search Technology

A recent survey report from the AESC offers interesting insights into the future of Executive Search, but one section in particular caught my eye: “Adapting to the new executive search technology” is listed as the greatest trend for the next five years. The report goes on to say that the firms that choose the right…

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March 22, 2016

The 2016 World Executive Search Congress to take place on Sept. 26-27 at the Tower of London

The 2016 World Executive Search Congress

For the 2016 World Executive Search Congress, we switch from the bright lights of Las Vegas to an even more iconic location. This year, leaders from both executive search firms and in-house executive talent acquisition teams will meet at one of London’s most prestigious buildings – The Tower of London! Demand for executive talent is…

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