Among the schools who have yet to partner with a recruitment agency, it’s likely that many will cite cost as their reason for not doing so. Yet, while agencies take a cut for sourcing candidates, this is counterbalanced by the fact that those schools end up with a faster, more streamlined recruitment process, which over the long term equates to significant savings – not just in cash, but in time and resources.
Let's take a look at some of the benefits in more detail:
A more streamlined process
Ultimately, a recruitment agency does the hard work, so you don’t have to. A recruiter brings their experience and expertise to efficiently manage every part of the recruitment process for you, from sourcing and screening, all the way to follow-up.
Rather than the task of recruitment falling to several people or different departments – which can lead to breakdowns in communication and slow the process – a dedicated specialist will be your one and only point of contact. And their sole aim is to find quality candidates for your vacancies and fill roles fast.
Access to ready-and-waiting candidates
Recruiters have at their disposal a huge pool of candidates, many of whom are likely to be on the lookout for precisely the role you’re looking to fill. An agency will help you create engaging ads, making sure they’re shared on the right channels in order to engage the right type of people. These won’t just be active candidates searching for their next opportunity, but also passive job-seekers who may well be swayed by your job ad.
With all this in mind, it’s crucial you pair with a recruiter who’s in your market; so, a recruiter who understands the unique challenges schools face, and can offer practical solutions to help you overcome them. The Eteach team are specialists in education recruitment, backed by the fact that most of us are former teachers. We keep on top of sector trends and, having all been through the hiring journey ourselves, know exactly what quality candidates look for when searching for their next role.
A trusted advisor
While a recruitment agency’s primary role is to source the best candidates for your school and each vacancy, the relationship encompasses more than this. They’ll become your school’s trusted partner and advisor, on hand to answer questions and offer support when or if you need it.
This is the exactly the type of service you can expect to receive if you choose Eteach as a permanent recruitment partner to your school. We’ll take the time to understand the nature and culture of your school, as well as your unique needs, before striving to source candidates who are the highest calibre and right cultural fit. This service includes features including targeted headhunts, reference checking, salary and benefits support, and a comprehensive follow-up service.
Eteach have more than 15 years of experience in recruitment and offer a range of solutions to help schools recruit better, smarter and faster. The numbers speak for themselves: 7,500 schools and colleges are signed up with us, as well as 1.5 million candidates, and our website gains 1 million visits each month.
If you want to find out more, give our team a call today on 0845 226 1906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.