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Vacancy Filler's hairy tale comes to an end

Posted by Ed Hull on 01-Dec-2015 10:06:37

The Vacancy Filler employees have completed a long month of cultivating their nose neighbours for Movember. A hair raising £453.75 (incl gift aid) has been donated by admiring onlookers and embarrassed spouses alike.

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Topics: In the news

Our roots in education: From the UK to Guatemala

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 27-Nov-2015 14:21:20

Vacancy Filler’s roots in education run deep, with a large number of schools, colleges and academies benefitting from our recruitment solution. Utilising our software has allowed all of our education customers to reduce recruitment-related spend and find great teaching staff, which has allowed them to improve the service that they provide to their students.

Fitting with our roots in education, Vacancy Filler have supported the Education for the Children Charity for almost a year now, helping to fund five children in Guatemala through an entire years’ education, including food, books and other materials, and also school fees.

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Topics: Interviews, In the news

Fantashtic Movember Effort from Vacancy Filler

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 24-Nov-2015 15:39:51

As the team at Vacancy Filler enter the final week of Movember, some very creative lip-sitters are being showcased in the office. It comes as no surprise that the team have managed to collect £200 in donations for their efforts at creating art on their faces.

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Topics: In the news

The 7 headaches of recruiting teachers in Canada

Posted by Ed Hull on 20-Nov-2015 12:16:04

Canada is experiencing an unprecedented surge in candidates eager to join the teaching workforce and this is caused by a combination of a large number of Canadian’s graduating with degrees in teaching, and a considerable push for foreign teachers to join the Canadian workforce.

The large number of candidates applying for teaching roles is leaving many schools, colleges and universities with masses of CVs flooding their mailboxes and what seems to be the never-ending task of shortlisting them. The University of British Columbia received applications for double the amount of places it had to offer in 2014. The previous year, at the opposite side of the country, there were approximately 9000 graduate teachers in the Ontario area with only 6000 positions available for them.

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Topics: Technology, Human Resources HR, In the news, Best Practices

Vacancy Filler get hairy with Movember Fundraising

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 12-Nov-2015 11:57:09

The employees at Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software are trading their razors for beard oils as they support the Movember Movement by growing their facial hair.

We have set up a Virgin Money account in order to collect donations from colleagues, customers, friends and family.

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising £402 million and funding over 1,000 programmes focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

Check out the image below to see who is taking part.

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Topics: In the news

Raising over £25,000 at the EFTC Charity Ball

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 15-Oct-2015 12:03:43

Giving back to the community and to those in need is something that Vacancy Filler take pride in being able to do. Choosing Education for the Children as our primary charity for 2014/2015 was an easy decision to make after seeing all of the amazing work that they have done for the children in Guatemala over the past few years; and how passionate they are about the cause is something to be admired.

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Topics: In the news

How to attract and retain the best talent for jobs in education

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 27-Aug-2015 15:39:09

If you want to ensure that your school, college or university is in the best possible position to hire great teachers and lecturers then keep reading, as this is the perfect article for you.

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Topics: Technology, In the news, Best Practices, Software

Caring About Recruitment

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 17-Aug-2015 14:40:00



The quality of care given at different care homes varies hugely, and this is for a number of reasons, but one of those reasons is the home's ability to source good quality staff who are a strong fit for the culture of the individual care home.

Finding the right staff can be the difference between a care home thriving and a care home closing, and with the life expectancy age increasing, we are in a time where care homes are needed more than ever.

Those responsible for recruiting at the care homes are not alone though, with the growing capabilities and popularity of recruitment software care homes can continue to find and hire great talent.

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Topics: Technology, Human Resources HR, In the news, Best Practices

Skills Testing & Screening - What you need to know.

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 02-Jul-2015 12:18:20


Recruiters now have at their disposal a wide variety of screening and skills testing solutions, ranging from competency based testing, aptitude testing and various types of psychometric testing, comments Tony Brookes, Sales Director at Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software. 

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Topics: Technology, Human Resources HR, In the news, Best Practices

Find out how hundreds of companies are finding better candidates

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 22-Jun-2015 13:45:37


Just as recruitment itself has shifted online, background screening has largely abandoned the pens, paperwork and postmen of old and moved into the digital age. This has created many opportunities to integrate screening into the wider recruitment process, explains Traci Canning, senior vice president and MD for EMEA at First Advantage.

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