Identifying and hiring the right candidates for permanent MPS, TLR and support staff vacancies is vital to the morale and achievement of any school. Through a combination of online and offline marketing & the latest recruitment technologies Hays has delivered an exceptional 96% first time fill rate in the schools that we partner with nationwide.
We currently work with over 200 schools, colleges and academies nationwide to recruit for their permanent MPS, TLR and support staff vacancies.
Working on an exclusive basis we identify the unique qualities of your institution and develop a bespoke recruitment campaign to promote your vacancies to the optimum target audience.
Our aim is to build long-term partnerships with our client schools, some of whom we’ve worked with for over six years. More than 80% of our customers renew their partnership each year, using Hays as their sole supplier of new staff.
We help our clients recruit in the following areas:
Staffing within special schools can also present challenges that mainstream schools do not face. A Permanent Recruitment Partnership is an efficient and effective way to ensure that you recruit the highest quality candidates taking in to account the uniqueness of your setting. Hays has a proven track record of supporting a diverse range of schools – all of whom require an individual service.
Scroll down to find out more about what we offer, how we do it and examples of clients we work with. Please contact us to discuss your recruiting requirements in more detail and how a recruitment partnership through Hays could be the solution to your candidate attraction needs.
A local expert who facilitates the entire recruitment process. From advertising planning to pre-screening candidates and increasing the number of completed applications you receive.
Our campaigns are particularly good for sourcing in-demand talent – the highly sought after skills that are all too rare. These candidates need to be impressed if they’re to move jobs and will want to know all about a potential employer before they apply. Many of these individuals will be ‘passive’ job seekers and only interested in the perfect role.
This is simply the most important element of what we do, and we do it well. We know what works, what doesn’t work and we build our campaigns around that. Our expertise is proven in always finding the right candidate for the right job.
What is it that makes your organisation an employer of choice? What is it that makes it different, more attractive to potential recruits? Employers increasingly understand the need to define their employer brand and EVP (employee value proposition) if they’re to hire the best talent. Our campaigns complement these approaches and in many cases, help lead them.
We ensure the safety of everyone involved with our stringent vetting processes in line with DFE ‘Safer Recruitment’ guidelines, this is all done prior to interview.
Our media buying reach allows Hays to pass on market-leading discounts to clients. There are few media networks or recruitment agencies with the same partnerships we’ve developed over many years.
Phone calls, networking, targeted emails, postcards and SMS advertising your vacancies to our nationwide database of over 80,000 candidates.
We can quickly promote your vacancy to our database of 80,000 active candidates. Helping to quickly source the right individuals.
A key benefit of our campaigns is being able to track and report, with a complete statistical analysis for every position. This allows us to optimise results, identify where applicants saw the vacancy advertised and maximise your return on investment.
We use Responsive Web Design as a standard part of our approach which means that all recruitment microsites are fully accessible regardless of device used.
We avoid a 'one size fits all' approach by making sure that your recruitment strategy is tailored to both the role and your School or Trust. Our expert teams remove the administrative burden of your recruitment whist leaving you in control of the decision making process, delivering affordable and effective permanent recruitment solutions where you need them most.
University and ITT presentations at recruitment events throughout the UK and Ireland.
Our experienced recruiters understand what it takes to make your school stand out to any potential new employees. These characteristics will be highlighted in a proactive candidate attraction strategy designed to meet your specific requirements.
Our full employer branded bespoke solution with extensive job board advertising, creaties an engaging candidate experience that will showcase your organisation as an employer of choice.
Accommodate any scale of recruitment campaign, whether high volume contingency, or specific single role requirements. Available with a comprehensive list of flexible content features, with our microsites you can build a truly bespoke and integrated talent acquisition solution.
Each microsite receives priority promotion on hays.co.uk as a high profile 'featured employer' for the duration of your campaign.
A digital recruitment campaign site remains the most effective way to target and engage a wide pool of candidates and convert these into your future workforce. Smartphone users and passive candidates can be attracted through the 'Apply with LinkedIn' button.
Amongst our services we offer our clients the option to showcase their school using a promotional video and 360 degree video tours of the school grounds.
On the right is a playlist of a school video we have made for our clients.
Our buying power and close working relationships with job boards means we are able to offer the best deals for our clients, passing on significant discounts.
An effective candidate attraction tool, our job board portfolio consists of only the best performing boards, with a range of generalist and specialist boards to target any audience, no matter how niche.
Our recruitment campaigns are supported by a wide range of traffic drivers, providing maximum exposure across digital media channels. From job board advertising and social media, to optimising our content for the best SEO, we utilise best practice in online resourcing.
All active campaigns are logo branded as 'featured employers' and displayed on specialism-relevant pages. Each associated job is also logo branded and prominently displayed on the 'sponsored jobs' right column. Each job contains a link to the microsite for more information.
Hays has the largest candidate database with over a million registered users. We are able to harness this with our client branded email campaigns, with the ability to hone searches based on sector, location, salary expectations and specific skills to name a few. Our email campaigns are hugely successful, boasting open and click through rates that are double the industry standard.
Hays has an enhanced relationship with LinkedIn, and is currently the 5th most influential UK brand and 25th most followed global company on the site. With a growing following of over 600,000, this ranks Hays first in the recruitment industry. We are able to leverage this to appeal to a truly unique audience, with job and content postings promoting client campaigns.
We utilise best practice for SEO across all of our recruitment microsites to ensure its visibility in searches. As each campaign is unique, content is optimised specifically for your site. Each campaign is monitored regularly for the duration it is live, allowing us to make changes and enhance if necessary to help further improve SEO.
All of our traffic drivers are tracked using our bespoke code within our sites. This enables us to monitor how each channel is performing, giving us the ability to offer advice on the successes of a campaign and where it could be improved. With live reporting, we can update at any point during the campaign lifecycle, and track applications from job boards.
Through our popular social media channels, such as @hayseducationuk and our Facebook page we’re able to share and promote campaigns to a larger audience, attracting passive candidates. Our growing Google+ presence is also useful to improve SEO, and ultimately drive more traffic to recruitment sites.
We're proud to have developed bespoke recruitment campaigns for a range of schools across the country. Our aim is to build long-term partnerships with our client schools, some of whom we’ve worked with for over six years. You can find a selection of the sites we’ve created for our partner schools, colleges and academies below.
“Hays have done a lot to promote the School outside the normal traditional method of advertising in the Times Education Supplement. This has included, for example, attending recruitment fairs and organising recruitment days at the School. We are excited about the appointments we made and confident that the quality of teaching and learning will continue to improve. I am really impressed that by the end of March we are almost fully staffed for September, which is the earliest this has ever happened.
“Willowgarth will be fully staffed from September 2009, for each of the vacancies we have had the opportunity to select from a field of appropriately qualified and viable candidates.
Additionally, but just as importantly, the administration of the process has moved from the school to the Hays Team to release Willowgarth staff to concentrate on the qualitative component of selecting the best candidate without having to deal with the associated bureaucratic and time consuming paperwork.
“Working with Hays we have recruited staff to a range of permanent positions from Assistant Head Teacher to Teaching Assistants…the quality of our staff appointments has risen to a consistently high standard. This has had positive impact on all aspects of our school life.
The service provided by Hays also reduces the admin burden on the school office related to staff appointments and Hays are able to give time, attention and individual interest to potential candidates that a school office is often unable to offer. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to others.
“Park View Business and Enterprise school have now worked in partnership with Hays over the past 3 years with regards to recruitment of staff both permanent and temporary, Teachers and Teaching Assistants. I have found them at all times to be approachable, professional and responsive to the needs of the school. I would highly recommend them to you.
“This arrangement has allowed the school to concentrate on its core purpose, whilst Hays have managed the recruitment process from start to finish. This has taken a significant amount of pressure away from the school. The arrangement is highly effective, conducted in a professional manner and is a model worthy of replication in schools in similar circumstances to our own.
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