11 November 2010

HireWire endorsed officially as the UK's No.1 Applicant Tracking System

TSL Education, publisher of the TES and Times Higher Education Magazine has received official notification that it has won the number one supplier place on the Applicant Tracking System Framework of the National Education Recruitment Advertising and Resourcing Services (NERARS) with its market leading product - HireWire. The NERARS framework covers universities and further education colleges in the UK.

Over the past 12 months the HireWire team at TSL have been working closely with HE and FE institutions to design and build a product which exclusively addresses the needs of the sector and its recruitment processes. HireWire is a sophisticated, feature-rich, web-based Applicant Tracking System, which streamlines the entire recruitment process. It is completely free, including the training and ongoing support, and can be implemented in a matter of hours, saving universities and colleges time, money and valuable resources.

This follows the outstanding success of HireWire for schools following its launch in 2009, which has seen unprecedented take-up by 3,700 secondary and Academy schools (95%) in England and Wales. HireWire has also been adopted by 70% of local authorities in England. Over 100,000 candidates have already registered with HireWire to find teaching positions.

The entire process is seamless and easy, from advertising a vacancy in any media to evaluating the responses and making a compliant appointment. In addition, it provides management reports, including equal opportunity and real time ROI for advertising campaign management.

Bill Donoghue, Managing Director at TSL Education, said: "The NERARS framework tender was a rigorous and demanding process to find a sector specific Applicant Tracking System which addresses the frameworks key criteria including quality management, technical and functional design, account management and overall value for money. We are proud to say these have been the key benchmarks for all of our product innovation at TSL and this industry recognition is a huge endorsement of our multi-million pound investment in the sector and our commitment to education in the UK."

Donoghue continues "We worked very closely with the sector to design a bespoke fit-for-purpose solution, I am confident HireWire will bring huge savings to universities and colleges at a time when the sector is under pressure from many different channels to save money and reduce costs while helping them to find the very best people."

To find out more about HireWire for colleges and universities visit

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