One of the key challenges in education is how to incorporate modern technology into the classroom, without loss to the aesthetics or the fundamentals of good order.
Eteach – a new approach to school recruitment
Eteach is the UK-grown school resource run by teachers for teachers, trusted and used by more than 7,500 schools, colleges and academies nationally and internationally. Whilst we are best known for attracting and recruiting quality teaching professionals quickly and cost effectively via our industry-leading teacher job board Eteach.com, our success comes from providing a continuum of recruitment services that have a direct impact on schools’ spending and quality of teaching.
Tackling the teacher recruitment challenge in 2017
The school recruitment landscape has shifted considerably over the fifteen years in which Eteach has been operating, and the teacher shortage is now a significant issue politically and socially. We now face a time when schools need to dramatically alter their approach to staffing if they are going to emerge successfully from lower budgets and higher pupil numbers.
Schools can no longer afford ad-hoc recruitment, neither is the arduous teacher application and interview process fit for purpose. Our approach is different.
Eteach: the proactive and modern approach
At Eteach we have turned the recruitment process on its head: we market proactively for teachers, and show schools how to do the same.
We believe that recruiting good quality teaching staff does not have to be expensive. Our annual licence gives a school unlimited advertising on Eteach.com for a single one-off annual cost and includes advertising leadership roles. Many of our schools and MATs report savings of 48% of their annual recruitment spend as a result of using the Eteach continuum of services. 96% percent of our licence holders renew with us every year.
We give schools the tools such as a bespoke career site to market their brand as employer of choice year-round, and educate them in strategies to do so. Our annual licence holders also benefit from our niche reach: our social media marketing gives schools advertising impact whilst dramatically cutting their annual recruitment spend in real terms.
Last year, our advertisers put more than 65,000 education vacancies in front of Eteach’s 1.6 million registered candidates and 20,000-strong social media following. On average, our job-hunting education professionals make 5 million job searches and 1 million site visits each month!
Technology is critical for a school wishing to control its candidate flow and recruitment spend. A school can tailor their own online application form and receive ‘one-click’ applications via our award-winning software, School Recruiter, which means they catch the best candidates long before their competitors who are still using paper forms and waiting for a closing date before they communicate.
This innovative application tracking system allows you to broadcast a vacancy advert across multiple job boards for maximum exposure.
A continuum of strategies to meet the unique needs of school recruitment
Recruitment is an escalating need, which means it requires a continuum of solutions of which a school can travel up as necessary. In some situations a job board advert may not yield the right candidate, so our schools can access increasing support such as social media enhancement or specialist recruiters who search the passive candidate market. From supply teacher booking to fully outsourced Managed Recruitment Solutions, our compoundable suite of solutions allow us to operate as a strategic recruitment partner to schools, groups, MATs and colleges to deliver outstanding candidate results.
We understand that managing HR in any school can be complex, time-consuming and costly so we also provide a high quality HR Advisory Service responsive to your schools’ needs. We advise on all HR matters, such as employee relations casework and leadership recruitment.
Our position as the trusted recruiter for over 7,500 schools, MATs and further education providers gives us unrivalled insight into the reality of education recruitment. Our recent survey of 750 further education lecturers on Fejobs.com revealed a zealous employee loyalty to the sector marred by a severe problem with a short-term contract culture.
Over the next year we are working with training Schools and SCITTs to increase the attractiveness of a career in teaching, on a not-for-profit basis. Our well-established relationships with universities and teaching colleges give us access to STEM graduates and NQTs to cultivate teaching talent at its root.
If you would like to find out more about what Eteach can do to modernise, streamline and enrich your school recruitment, we would love to speak to you.