Moving to the cloud proves just the job to prepare Swindon recruitment firm for national expansion

July 3, 2014

Swindon-based Field Recruitment is set to expand nationally thanks an upgrade of its IT system to improve services to job-seekers and extend its customer base.

The firm, which this year celebrates 40 years in business, has completed migrating its IT to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud, which means all its staff can work anywhere, at any time and have access to all the company’s systems.

The move allows Field to have offices and staff throughout the UK all connected to its head office in Commercial Road. At the same time, it gives the firm scope to handle jobseekers and clients anywhere in the country – even working from clients’ premises.

Managing director Andrew Careswell, pictured, said: “With Office 365 now rolled out, we have the foundations to support the next phase of Field’s business plan – we are no longer restricted by physical location, we can recruit for any vacancy a client has so will be looking to expand our services into other towns and cities.

“Combined with these mobility benefits, moving to the cloud also gives me peace of mind in knowing that all our data is secure and backed-up so in the event of a disaster there would be minimal disruption to our business.”

Office 365 integrates a number of typical functions that employees use in their daily work – such as data access, email and web hosting – allowing staff to access all their office functions remotely, including from PCs, tablets or smartphones.

The move to the cloud was achieved thanks to Field’s IT support partner Sensata, which planned the project and ensured smooth implementation.

Sensata technical consultant Phil Cater said: “We have been strategic partners with Field Recruitment for nearly 10 years, supporting their IT, and were delighted to be able to facilitate their infrastructure upgrade and migration to Microsoft Office 365.

“The cloud is a great solution for many businesses, and Office 365 integrated with Microsoft Windows 2012 Essentials suited Field Recruitment’s future business growth and requirements.”

Andrew added: “Throughout the project scoping, implementation and post-migration, Sensata has provided first-class advice and support, ensuring a smooth transition and continuity of service to our clients.” 

The move to the cloud is just the start of a programme of IT investment for Field Recruitment. “We are rapidly embracing technology to help us work smarter and bring additional value to the servicing of our clients’ hiring needs and we’re looking to invest in a number of technology implementations in the near future,” Andrew said.


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