Market-Leading Recruitment Software by

Reading, United Kingdom, October 02, 2011 --( Market-leading recruitment software company 2LS has recently released a pair of invaluable (and free) recruitment tools. The business, which focuses purely on the design and development of recruitment specific product GRIP, has made available a free online calculator, as well as the 23-page "Recruiter’s Book of Checklists," offering guidance in 10 key areas of recruitment.

“Since we concentrate entirely on making the best software for the recruitment market, it is only natural that we would want the industry to prosper,” says 2LS Managing Director Neil Thompson. “Offering free tools is our way of helping keep industry standards high. As such, we’ve worked with two of the country’s leading recruitment experts to create an excellent downloadable guide that features 100 tips that will help both experienced and new recruiters alike.”

The experts in question are David Bloxham, Managing Director of 2010 Thames Valley Business of the Year, GCS Recruitment Specialists, and Ross Williams, former MD of electronics specialist recruiter Talisman Technology. With over 30 years of combined experience in the field, Bloxham and Williams are ideally placed to contribute to such a project.

“It’s a tremendous idea,” offers Williams. “Training is all too quickly brushed aside in many companies. Once a new recruiter has a moderate grasp of the basics, he is generally expected to generate revenue but given no further training. Being able to regularly revisit a guide which clearly explains many of the basics will be of immeasurable value to consultants who wish to accelerate their professional development.” Bloxham concurs; “No matter how experienced you are, a good consultant will keep an open mind to learning. It’s not uncommon to have someone else remind you of something you knew but have ceased using day-to-day.”

The Recruiter’s Book of Checklists can be found in the "toolbox" section of 2LS’ website,, along with an online calculator designed to help consultants quickly calculate length of contracts, margin and/or mark-up and overall value of placements. Thompson surmises “Mirroring the many time-saving functions within our system, GRIP, the online calculator is there to help consultants be as productive as possible and succeed to their full potential.”

About 2LS -

Formed in 1993 and based in Reading, 2LS began as a generalist software development firm before evolving into a market-leading recruitment software business.

The company’s flagship product, GRIP (the General Rapid Integrated Placement system), is used by a number of highly-regarded recruitment businesses worldwide. GRIPs remarkable success is due to it being a database designed for recruiters by recruiters. 2LS believes that recruitment specific software should work with – and for – the consultant, enabling recruitment businesses to maximise their return on investment of time, effort and spend.

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2LS Limited
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