In March over a hundred schools started recruiting with Eteach, bringing the total to over 6,000. Candidate numbers showed a dramatic improvement, with new members and active jobseekers up by 30%, users on its candidate career portal up by 145%, while over 15,000 candidates joined its School and Regional Talent Pools.
With schools facing cuts of nearly 5% in real terms and one in six English secondary schools in deficit, Eteach offers school substantial savings in teacher recruitment. Traditional recruitment advertising can cost a secondary school up to £25,000 per year, whereas a yearly subscription with Eteach is £3,000 for unlimited vacancy advertising.
Schools should cut recruitment costs, not jobs
Paul Howells, an ex-teacher who founded Eteach ten years ago, says the cost of recruitment is threatening education provision and teaching jobs: “We’re hearing from headteachers that they’re having to cut spending to the bone and that the only realistic solution for many schools is to make redundancies.”
Howells is committed to the cost-savings offered by online recruitment:
19th April 2011
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Note to editors
Eteach.com offers a powerful and cost effective solution to the recruitment problems facing schools. It provides a unique integrated recruitment service, helping schools employ staff in the primary, secondary, special needs and independent sectors, as well as further education.
The UK’s leading education recruitment portal currently has over 500,000 teacher members, giving employers access to an unrivalled pool of talent nationally and internationally. The service is free to teachers, who simply enter their CV and then have access to a live database of vacancies.
School, Group and Regional Talent Pools are an innovative concept which has been introduced by Eteach to simplify recruitment and further drive down costs for schools. Recruiters can set up a Talent Pool, a database of potential employees that attracts teachers who want to work in that region or school. When there’s a vacancy schools can access the list of candidates who have already expressed an interest in working in their area or directly for them. By utilising this management resource Eteach is confident schools will save money, time and jobs.
For more information visit www.eteach.com
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Eteach is the UK’s leading online education recruitment service. It offers schools and colleges a cost-effective way to find quality staff, enabling them to spend their budgets on education, rather than expensive vacancy advertising.
Eteach combines extensive experience in the education sector with exceptional technological expertise to save time, reduce waste and cut costs. It puts schools and colleges in control of their recruitment, rather than external agencies or media buyers.
Its Regional Talent Pools enable schools to collaborate in finding staff, and sharing candidates means no money is wasted on unnecessary advertising.
The Eteach website helps teachers find their next job with easy-to-use online tools. Regional and School Talent Pools make finding a great teaching job in the school or region where teachers want to work even easier, enabling them to express an interest in future vacancies.