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Candidate journey and applicant drop off rates: helping York College build a great recruiter brand

Posted by Ed Hull on 01-Sep-2016 15:40:30

York College is a further and higher education college located in the north of England that offers a wide range of qualifications to post 16 year olds.

In 2013; the college’s last inspection, York College was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. They currently employ over 800 teaching and non-teaching staff and recruit constantly throughout the year.

We spoke to Dan Shrimpton, Senior HR Adviser at York College, regarding their decision to partner with Vacancy Filler and what he looks forward to in using the system.

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Topics: Order Announcement

Implementing recruitment technology - training, software and techniques for the education sector

Posted by Ed Hull on 22-Aug-2016 13:36:44

Ashton 6th Form College is located in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester and has around 2000 students.  In 2016, the college was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted and achieved a 99% pass rate for A Levels.

The 6th form college has a small, core HR team that overseas recruitment; we spoke to Dawn Parrott, one of the main users of the system about her experience with Vacancy Filler. The 6th form college currently employs around 240 members of staff and hire approximately 20-30 times a year.

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Topics: Human Resources HR, Case Studies, Education

Re-advertising roles in education costs schools millions

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 15-Aug-2016 09:14:39

Lucy Powell, former shadow education secretary, revealed that, from a sample of 123 secondary schools, more than £56 million was spent on advertising for teaching roles in 2015; a 61% rise on the figures from 2010.

The shortage of teachers in UK schools is an area that we have covered before, but the problem has been found to have further negative effects as re-advertising roles consumes, on average, 10% of total recruitment advertising costs.

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Topics: Education

The best way to lose your customers

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 12-Aug-2016 10:32:46

If the way you rejected candidates was costing your business as much in lost revenue as the hiring process itself, wouldn’t you want to do something about it?

In order to save money, some companies will be pulling in the purse strings following the Brexit result, but it’s inevitable that recruitment will continue; whether through internal restructures, requirements for new projects, or replacement of staff due to retirement or staff churn.

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Topics: In the news

Video Interviewing - recruitment solutions that overcomes geographical barriers

Posted by Ed Hull on 08-Aug-2016 13:13:12

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s leading alliance of public service media. They operate in 56 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas and broadcast to a potential audience of 1.03 billion people.

Olivier Dugenet, HR Business Partner at EBU spoke to us about his experience recruiting with Vacancy Filler. The company currently employs around more than 400 members of staff and recruits between 60-80 times a year.

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Topics: Video Interviewing, Case Studies, support

How to improve the recruitment process for not-for-profit organisations

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 03-Aug-2016 11:00:00

Although there are issues in the not-for-profit sector when it comes to recruitment, it’s often down to a gap in knowledge around the available options when it comes to recruiting. Other than the obvious, agencies, websites and papers that the sector has always relied on, there is a certain lack of clarity around what the options are.

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Topics: Not-for-profit

What problems do not-for-profit organisations face when recruiting?

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 28-Jul-2016 11:00:00

Employment in the not-for-profit sector can be a rewarding experience whether volunteering or being paid, and although it is a growing sector, there are a number of issues that need addressing if the not-for-profit sector wants to continue to find and hire good quality and well suited candidates.

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Topics: Not-for-profit

Glassdoor recognise Vacancy Filler as top employer for 2nd year running

Posted by Ed Hull on 22-Jul-2016 15:34:55

Back in 2015, Vacancy Filler were voted the 4th best technology company to work for in the UK amongst the likes of Attenda and Shazam, and now we are proud to find out we have landed a place on Glassdoor’s list of 11 Great UK Employers You've Never Heard Of - hopefully it's the last time we'll qualify though.

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Topics: In the news

How to manage the burden of manual HR practices

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 18-Jul-2016 10:30:00

A recent study of 100 Senior HR leaders in the UK found that around just 30% of their time is given to strategic development of their department and the business. It was found that the reason for this is that much of HR’s time is consumed by manual and administrative tasks that are preventing effective contributions to other areas of the business.

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Topics: Human Resources HR

Is your recruitment process killing off donations?

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 13-Jul-2016 15:45:52

For many businesses, the level of service and support they give to their customers is something they pride themselves on to create a feeling of appreciation and an enjoyable experience. Treating companies in this way not only helps develop the brand, it’s part of it.

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Topics: Not-for-profit