22 April 2009

A recruitment revolution – TES HireWire a storming success

Following the successful launch of TES HireWire by TSL Education in February this year, the company reports phenomenal early uptake amongst schools and number of vacancies filled using the service.

TES HireWire is a completely free online recruitment service that is revolutionising the way schools recruit. From placing an advertisement to making a successful appointment, TES HireWire supports the entire process, saving schools time, money and resources. The service also helps schools communicate quickly and effectively with candidates, helping them to recruit the best teachers and staff.

Bill Donoghue, Director at TES HireWire, says "The feedback from schools, local authorities and academies has been beyond all of our initial estimates. Since the launch in February, some 500 schools (15% of secondary schools) have signed up for TES HireWire of which 225 are already live and advertising vacancies using the service".

Bill Donoghue continued "Using the site is simplicity itself indicated by the fact that 95% of the schools already registered on the system were up and running with their own microsites and posting advertisements after on average, a 35 minute session over the phone, with one of the TES HireWire customer support team. As with any successful website, the user interface is completely intuitive and, despite the high level of functionality on offer, has been kept as clear and simple as possible"

St Matthew Academy in London has been using TES HireWire since March and has so far advertised and successfully appointed eight teaching positions, from an assistant principal to classroom teachers, as well two support staff positions. It also has five jobs currently live on the site.

Headteacher at St. Matthew, Monica Cross is particularly taken with the applicant tracking features of TES HireWire. "It's now so easy to automatically email unsuccessful applicants, something that was so time-consuming previously. In fact, we've had emails from those individuals thanking us for taking the time to let them know, so I'm pleased it's promoting the school as an efficient and caring employer."

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