Schools may be winding down ahead of the Christmas break, but that doesn’t mean that you should put recruitment planning on hold until the new year.
The most effective school recruitment strategies are ones that remain active all year round, even when there aren’t any vacancies. This way, when there’s a role to fill, you can act quickly to attract and recruit top talent.
Savvy schools will spend part of this month putting plans in place for their 2021 recruitment strategy. Here are some things you should consider doing before the year is out:
Build and manage your teacher database
If your school is yet to reap the benefits of a Talent Pool, make December the month you set one up. With an Eteach Talent Pool, you’ll be taking a proactive approach to recruitment by allowing talented candidates to join the pool even when you’re not recruiting. Start building your pool now, and you’ll be one step ahead come the new year.
With our Talent Pools, you have access to filtering tools that help you shortlist, communicate and take action effortlessly. Drag and drop functionality lets you move candidates through the pipeline, and you can set up mobile alerts so that you are notified when great candidates apply.
Make an adaptable recruitment plan
‘Uncertain’ is one way to describe next year, as we continue to battle the pandemic. While there is hope in the form of vaccinations, coronavirus is still likely to interrupt a number of school processes, including recruitment.
This is why it’s so important to make sure your recruitment plan is adaptable. It can help to break down your plan into smaller goals to take into account the unpredictable market; plan for the first quarter, and make sure you have scope to adapt your strategy if required.
Gain valuable insights from your data
Schools have more data at their fingertips than ever before. When planning next year’s strategy, it’s important to leverage data on your current and previous recruitment efforts so you can identify what’s working and what areas need addressing.
With Eteach’s application tracking software (ATS), you’ll have access to data insights and reporting tools that will help you monitor performance and fine-tune your strategy moving forward. You’ll be able to learn where candidates are coming from via the built-in reporting suite, find out which devices they use and discover how they prefer to apply.
Meanwhile, configurable reports mean you can track hires and uncover which deliver the best return on investment. Then, you can optimise your spending based on candidate sourcing effectiveness.
Revamp your online presence
We know that a strong online presence is key to success in today’s market. You may already be active across social media and regularly update your school website, but there’s no harm in updating your messaging to show you’re optimistic about next year and to share any school news and updates that could be of interest to potential candidates.
If your online presence isn’t currently linked up, then you need Eteach’s career site editor and jobs widget. It will let you give your school an instant makeover with powerful, real-time page editing software that integrates with your social pages and is fully optimised for mobile devices.
Our smart jobs widget means you can upgrade your school’s site into an interactive job page and capture candidates into your Talent Pool.
If you want to find out more about any of these recruitment solutions and the benefits they can have for your school now and in the new year, we’d love to chat. Get in touch today!
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