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An Educational Guide to Recruitment in Education

Posted by Katie Parr on 03-Jan-2017 09:00:00

 

The Education sector is made up of various types of institute that recruit in a variety of ways; when their recruitment process depends on a solution, each has their own goals, values and requirements.    

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Topics: Education

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

Posted by Ed Hull on 22-Aug-2016 14:36:44

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 10:14:39

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

Felsted School signs up to Vacancy Filler following  client referrals

Posted by Ed Hull on 29-Jun-2016 11:47:38

Felsted School is a prominent boarding and day school for boys and girls between the ages four to eighteen. In 2013, the Independent Schools Inspectorate rated Felsted: ‘Excellent in every aspect’.

The school is situated in North Essex, one hour from London, employs more than 670 members of staff and recruit more than 80 times a year.

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Topics: Education, Order Announcement

Clarity on recruitment through effective reporting; helping Aylesbury College recruit effectively

Posted by Ed Hull on 27-Jun-2016 16:26:23

Aylesbury College is a located in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and provides education on a range of levels for around 2,500 students and employs approximately 310 teaching and non-teaching staff.

We Spoke to Clare Gell, the Director of Human Resources at Aylesbury College who explained her decision to partner with Vacancy Filler.

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Topics: Education, Order Announcement

Vacancy Filler: Our consultants understand recruitment in education

Posted by Ed Hull on 20-Mar-2016 13:00:00

Chichester College, located in West Sussex, is one of the country’s leading institutes of further education. Chichester was found to be ‘outstanding ’across all areas in its last Ofsted report and is part of the 157 Group; an organisation which represents the top colleges throughout the country.

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Topics: Education, Order Announcement

How Communication Can Make or Break a Brand

Posted by Ed Hull on 18-Mar-2016 10:00:00

Communication with candidates during the recruitment process is a growing priority for businesses of all kinds; not only can poor communication push candidates away from applying for roles, but it can also directly damage a company’s brand.

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Topics: Education

National Apprenticeship Week 2016

Posted by Ed Hull on 14-Mar-2016 10:11:08

Coordinated by the Skills Funding Agency; the National Apprentice Week looks to celebrate both apprentices and the businesses that employ them. Through a series of events across the country it aims to demonstrate the benefits of apprenticeships to companies, individuals and wider economy.

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Topics: Education

Thousands of hours saved through candidate support for HR and recruitment teams

Posted by Ed Hull on 14-Mar-2016 09:00:00

It is often the case that Human Resources teams in education are relatively small and lack resources. Due to the nature of term times, recruitment in education institutions happens at certain times of year and in high volumes. It is also the case that when certain vacancies do go live, the HR department will be inundated with CVs that will leave them struggling with other responsibilities and tasks.
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Topics: Education

How to reduce your spend on agency teaching staff

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 08-Mar-2016 10:00:00

Funding cuts are an all too familiar problem across the education sector in recent years and this has meant that institutions, both small and large, from schools to universities, are having to reduce spend in other areas so not to negatively affect their ability to provide the best education to their students.

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Topics: Education