The most effective school recruitment strategies are the ones that tick along in the background all year long. They are the ones that remain active, even when the school isn’t actively recruiting new members of staff.
But why are these types of strategies more effective? Well, a year-round strategy will help to ensure your school is ready and raring to recruit the moment a vacancy arises. You won’t have to waste time putting together a plan or identifying new ways to attract talent – something that could cost you top candidates.
Talent Pools should form a fundamental part of any school’s recruitment strategy. Taking the time to build a pool full of quality candidates means that when your school has a role that needs filling, you can fill it fast.
Sure, there’s the whole ‘quality over quantity’ debate. But who’s to say that quality and quantity can’t co-exist!? With a little bit of time and effort, your school can create a database of highly-skilled candidates ready for your call (or email).
We read a Talent Adore blog that perfectly sums up the four main benefits of casting your Talent Pool net nice and wide. They are:
1. Cut the cost of recruitment
Building up a community of candidates means that you can dip into your Talent Pool before spending time and money creating and posting job ads. Money saved on recruitment could mean additional funds for other vital areas of your school.
2. Reduce time to hire
Having a Talent Pool essentially means your school is always recruiting, as there will always be some sort of cross-check before a potential candidate joins your pool. Your school will be able to select the best candidates in a much shorter space of time, as processes like screening and pre-qualifying will have already been carried out.
Because Talent Pools enable your school to fill vacancies quickly, this can free up time for the people responsible for recruitment, enabling them to focus on other tasks that fall within their remit.
3. Identify future candidates
Savvy schools harness Talent Pools to ensure they have a constant supply of talent and can fill critical jobs quickly. A wide pool will enable your school to identify potential candidates even before a vacancy comes up. And the great thing is, pools can be grouped according to candidate type or school needs, making the process even more efficient.
Having a database of a wide variety of talent means you can study things like availability, and it can be useful for gathering data on things like salary offered by other schools.
4. Community engagement
When candidates are part of your Talent Pool, you can spend time building connections and fostering relationships. If you provide them with a great candidate experience at this stage, they will be much more inclined to accept a job at your school. Sure, it takes time to build a relationship, but your effort won’t be in vain.
Embrace Eteach’s Talent Pool technology
Schools that use Eteach’s applicant tracking system (ATS) have access to enhanced candidate management and Talent Pool technology.
Our smart Talent Pool empowers your school to be proactive in your recruitment by allowing local, talented educators to join your community even when you aren’t recruiting. You’re able to group talent and set up mobile alerts so that you can be notified whenever a great candidates applies for a role at your school.
This is just one of a wealth of features offered in our recruitment software – the most advanced software in the education sector. If you want to find out about the other features and the benefits for your school, call us today on 0845 226 1906.