02 June, 2014

We are delighted to announce that WorkLink, the University of Birmingham Student Temp Agency and valued client have been shortlisted for Best Innovation in the 2014 Global Recruiter Awards.

WorkLink have seen incredible growth since their launch in 2012 which is delivering tangible benefits to both the University and their students and it is this achievement that has been recognised by the Global Recruiter.

WorkLink connect students with part time, temporary positions on campus, providing the institution with an active bank of temporary workers and providing students with much needed work experience and income to support their studies. With over 38,000 eligible students and approximately 500 hiring managers a manual recruitment process wouldn’t be viable for the WorklLnk team and so they selected Eploy to power their service.

Since the implementation of Eploy, WorkLink have seen an incredible increase of 788% in student placements and have processed over 28,000 timesheets via their Eploy system saving vast amounts of administration time in the process.

The co-founders of Eploy, Chris Bogh and Paul Burgess, are both graduates from the University of Birmingham and had this to say about the nomination “Higher Education has changed a lot in recent years, employers are increasingly looking for more than just a degree on a graduate’s CV, they want to see work experience and skills that will translate into the workplace. This, plus the added financial pressures on students with rising tuition fees has created a real need for student employment services within Universities. The success of WorkLink has been incredible and we’re delighted to have supported the service and would like to congratulate the whole team on becoming finalists for the Best Innovation at this year’s Global Recruiter Awards”

Tracy Murphy, Recruitment Manager at WorkLink said “I am delighted that WorkLink, at the University of Birmingham, have been shortlisted as finalist in the category of Best Innovation at the Global Recruiter Awards. It is fantastic that a University agency, purely focused on student work, is recognised at this level. ”

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