Recruitment in colleges and further education organisations can be particularly difficult, due to the level of knowledge required from teachers and tutors.
The courses provided at colleges cover a wide range of subjects, some of which can be niche and at a higher level than GCSEs. This can make recruitment difficult, as in some subject areas the pool of talent is reduced.
The working hours and demands for higher education can be different to secondary schools, meaning retention is just as vital as recruitment. Some higher education courses can be paid and run out of normal working hours, based on demand. This demand then creates a customer-focused approach to recruitment in order to satisfy the demand that has been created.
To be able to recruit the best talent, colleges and higher education organisations are going further with the recruitment process, adding further interview panels, tours and presentations to potential candidates. According to Times Higher Education, ‘the interview process has become more thorough, intensive and cumbersome’.
With the recruitment process becoming lengthier and more complex, it is vital that hiring teams are kept on track and in the loop with management that can be spread across multiple locations. Imagine software that keeps the recruitment process in one place, guiding workflows, setting automations and providing one place of entry for data for candidates and employers….
Meet FACE-Ed, the education bespoke applicant tracking system, built to provide an effective and efficient hiring process, customisable to colleges and further education establishments. FACE-Ed has been built by Safer Recruitment Accredited Trainers and scans applications following Safer Recruitment and Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This means that applications will be high quality and completed in full, before the documents even come through to you for viewing, as FACE-Ed will automatically request any missing information to be added to the application!
FACE-Ed allows institutions to customise the application process to suit particular needs, which includes adding bespoke declarations and document uploads to support the application. Once the application has been received, a traffic light style chart helps to keep the recruitment progress on track for all teams, with FACE-Ed helping to ensure onboarding recruitments are Section 1 and SCR compliant. With one place of truth, keeping up-to-date and on track has never been easier!
With the second term’s resignation dates due by the 28th of February 2023, now could be an appropriate time to start reviewing your recruitment processes and considering more efficient alternatives. Get ahead and start streamlining your recruitment process now, using FACE-Ed. To see FACE-Ed in action, request a demo of the software with our teams at a time to suit you!
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Source: Times Higher Education