Kernow Ed Selects AdaptUX to Streamline Education Recruitment Processes and Grow Business

Kernow Ed LogoKernow Ed, specialist Education recruitment agency, have selected Bond International Software, the global provider of staffing and recruitment software, to provide AdaptUX OnDemand recruitment-specific CRM via high-speed cloud service.

Penryn, Cornwall-based Kernow Ed was founded in 2013 by Owner/Director Sarah King, Recruiter and Education Business Manager with over eleven years of experience.  Today, the agency provide bespoke recruitment solutions, including whole schools support, throughout Cornwall and Devon.  2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards finalists, Kernow Ed continue to go from strength to strength; delivering teachers, teaching assistants and additional staffing support to eighteen Primary Schools, and Examination Invigilation specialists to Secondary Schools.  Kernow Ed are dedicated to finding the right candidates for their clients – those sharing their ethos of full commitment to supporting local schools, raising educational standards and enabling young people in Cornwall and Devon to achieve more.

Growing as a business and adding consultants to their team, Kernow Ed began reviewing the recruitment software market with key requirements in mind, including functionality to; quickly add and manage new temp jobs, actively record and monitor compliance check information and use it to search for relevant candidates, and effectively communicate with clients and candidates throughout the placement process.  Soon shortlisting AdaptUX due to the ease of use delivered by the systems’ user interface and Adapt Studio dashboard system; the advanced Temp Desk, compliance check management and Outlook Add-in features solidified their choice.  Kernow Ed are now live with AdaptUX and their system features:

  • Cloud/SaaS (Software as a Service) – Bond OnDemand enables users to log-in and use AdaptUX wherever they have internet access
  • Adapt Studio – enabling users to choose from built-in recruitment dashboards or design their own based upon their preferred working methods
  • Adapt Temp Desk – comparing the Temp workflows provided by a number of recruitment software systems, Kernow Ed favoured the efficient processes delivered by AdaptUX in this important area
  • Active Search – saving time and effort for consultants by automatically running (and re-running) search criteria and updating talent pools
  • Adapt Outlook Add-in – enabling users to access client and candidate records and run recruitment workflows in AdaptUX direct from emails received in Microsoft Outlook
  • Adapt InTouch mobile app – allowing consultants to access AdaptUX via their smartphones and effectively recruit on the move

Sarah King, Owner/Director, Kernow Ed, comments, “Our vision is to be the leading education recruiter in Cornwall and Devon, with a reputation for setting new standards in the provision of outstanding education professionals.  Our team bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their sectors and we have seen tangible business growth since our inception, however we also understand that to really maximise our work, we need a recruitment CRM of the highest quality to help ensure our processes are completed as efficiently as possible.  In AdaptUX, we believe we have found this system.  Education is a challenging sector and the ability to streamline our processes, ensure compliance checks are in place and strengthen client and candidate relationships through varied and reliable communication, will help us to overcome challenges and achieve our vision – not only for our business, but also for educational excellence across the region.” 

Toby Conibear, European Business Development Director, Bond International Software, comments, “We are delighted Kernow Ed have selected AdaptUX to help streamline their valuable work and deliver the right education professionals when and where needed.  From being Lloyds Bank National Business Awards finalists to consistently delivering education professionals to schools across Cornwall and Devon, Sarah and the Kernow Ed team have achieved a great deal in the space of three short years.  We look forward to providing the technology and support to help them reach even greater heights, and we fully expect their vision for the future to be realised.” 

Bond International Software Confirms Symphony Technology Group as Buyer

Founded in 2003, STG is a private equity firm that has a successful history of building leading global companies at the intersection of software, analytics and services with a strong presence in the Human Capital Management software and services space.

Tim Richards, Managing Director at Bond International Software UK Ltd said, “Our priority was to find a backer that would work with us and support the development of AdaptUX for the benefit of our customers. It was apparent very quickly that STG had a strong fit with our company, and we are already looking at how we can bring to bear its considerable financial muscle to improve our offering to the recruitment market, while continuing to offer our existing customers the excellent customer service they expect.”

Dave Williams, Bond’s CEO of North America, said, “We are incredibly excited by our new relationship with Symphony, a company of extensive resource and expertise in the global technology market. The North American staffing and recruitment market is significant and complex and we are now poised to have an even deeper impact on providing our customers with continued expansion of innovative solutions.”

William Chisholm, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at STG, said, “STG has significant experience broadly in the Human Capital Management (HCM) space and have several complementary software and analytics assets to BIS. Via our investments in First Advantage – the largest background screening provider to employers globally, Symphony Talent (which includes the Bernhard Hodes group) – a suite of cloud based solutions to help employers source, nurture, and engage the right-fit candidates, Innovantage Group – UK based Analytics provider in the Talent ecosystem among others, we are arguably one of the leading investors and thought leaders in the talent management space. Adding Bond International Software to this HCM portfolio further strengthens our ability to deliver a highly differentiated offering to these companies’ customers.”

Sunit Mukherjee, Principal at STG, commented, “The rise of the gig economy is creating unique challenges and opportunities for staffing agencies and large enterprises worldwide. As a global leader in the recruitment software space with a strong technology platform and a long history of creating value for a marquee customer base, BIS is uniquely positioned to help leaders of its current and future customers navigate these challenges. STG will be working with the management team to drive innovation, enhance Bond International Software’s current market presence and help develop it into an even stronger force in the recruitment software marketplace.”

About Bond International Software plc Bond International Software is a global provider of Staffing and Recruitment software with over 40 years of recruitment industry experience. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with offices in the United States, Australia, Japan, Singapore, China and Hong Kong, Bond has consistently achieved financial growth and maximized investment in the development of technology, services and support provided to its international client base. Bond provides AdaptUX among its software product offerings.

Bond International Software, Inc., the North American operating company for Bond, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, has approximately 500 customers and 20,000 users. In addition to its other product lines, AdaptSuite is the flagship product tailored to the North American market with both Front Office and Front and Back Office deployments.   For more information please visit

About Symphony Technology Group (STG)

Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great technology and services companies. In addition to capital, STG provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to their clients, to drive growth through innovation, to retain and attract the best talent and to achieve best in class business performance. STG’s current portfolio consists of 19 global companies. For more information, please visit

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