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Universities, schools & colleges recruitment Applicant Tracking System

The Education sector face a number of sector sourcing challenges, not least balancing a scarcity of candidates and disruption in the sector due to the pandemic. That's why an Applicant Tracking System offers a user-friendly and efficient way to manage your recruitment process.

Eploy's ATS (Applicant Tracking System) and Talent CRM is designed to provide the right tools across the recruitment journey to help attract and recruit the right quality and quantity of candidates, helping companies to take control of their hiring processes.

It also integrates with leading products and services in recruitment technology, so if you are looking to multi-post jobs through providers such as Education Web Jobs, the Educator or other top education job boards, we can do that too!

What channels do the education sector use for sourcing candidates?

What channels do the education sector use for sourcing candidates?

The main recruiting tools used by the Education sector to attract candidates are website/careers sites as the top channel (96%), followed by Professional Social Networks (72%).

Agencies were used by 44% of education recruitment teams, the same percentage as ATS/CRM and Events. 

Source: 2021 UK Candidate Attraction Survey

Which sourcing channels work best in education?

When we look at how recruiters in the Education sector are succeeding with talent attraction the Sourcing Quadrant provides an at a glance view. Having a great careers site is one of the ways to attract a decent quantity and quality of candidates. However, Professional Social Networks and Specialist Job Boards are delivering a high level of quality and quantity of candidates. 

Other channels, like Social Media has seen increased use, now 64%, but underperforms in attracting and nurturing candidates.

Source: 2021 UK Candidate Attraction Report


Which sourcing channels work best in education?
How will levels of hiring in the education sector change in next 12 months?

How will levels of hiring in the education sector change in next 12 months?

In the Education sector the levels of hiring in the next 12 months look set to rise according to 62% of respondents, with 31% expecting no change. This year's report also shares changes in recruitment marketing budgets - 59% of respondents anticipate no change in budgets for recruitment marketing and 3% see a decrease in budgets, so essentially having to deliver more with less. 

Measuring and monitoring, in real-time, every aspect of your hiring process will become of greater importance. With Eploy you get complete recruitment analytics built in to create customised dashboards  

Education sector hiring challenges

It seems that this sector is experiencing the same main issue as others - candidate scarcity. Advertised salaries being lower than market average features highly, with over 50% of respondents citing this as a key challenge. 

When candidate sourcing, it's important that there are simple, streamlined tools that allow for recruitment on the go for all those involved. That's why, with Eploy - as well as getting an award winning Applicant Tracking System, you get a dedicated hiring manager portal and agency portal that's so easy to use and provides a uniform platform for recruiting.
Education sector hiring challenges
Award-winning Online Candidate Experience

Award-winning Online Candidate Experience

Eploy combines Applicant Tracking, Recruitment CRM, Talent Pools and Analytics into a unified web-based platform, integrated seamlessly with your careers site to provide an excellent candidate experience. Award winning in fact!

With Eploy's Award Winning Candidate Portal (OnRec 2022 Award - Best Candidate Experience) you'll be off to a flying start.

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...and award-winning ATS projects

As well as winning awards for our software, we've helped our customers deliver award-winning recruitment solutions too.

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...and award-winning  ATS projects

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We believe

Finding candidates who are the perfect fit for your roles is always challenging. Fortunately Eploy’s world-class applicant tracking system and recruitment software makes it much, much easier. 

Eploy applicant tracking system & recruitment software is precision-engineered to work on every platform and add value to every stage of the recruitment journey. We automate and simplify processes to attract, engage and employ candidates quickly. With a high degree of measurability, you can track costs and identify performance gaps accurately.

Our software is reinforced with market-leading mentoring and cross-sector expertise so you get training and support to achieve a powerful commercial advantage.