“I think Eploy is a great system with huge potential – the service I receive is good and the team are solution-focused, very knowledgeable and understand our needs.”
Liz Roy, Employment Bureau Manager, Anglia Ruskin University
Anglia Ruskin University have been running a service to match students with part time work opportunities for over ten years. Now run by the Employability Service, the Employment Bureau is a recruitment agency service connecting the University’s 30,000 students, as well as recent graduates and external candidates, with part-time, temporary, permanent and graduate roles.
As the Employment Bureau grew the team identified that their existing software was not meeting their needs; it was difficult to customise and slow to use, in short it wasn’t fit for purpose.
From their experience, the Employment Bureau identified that they required a system that could be modified easily as their service grew and requirements changed. High levels of support were also of primary importance to ensure they were maximising the opportunities that the system provided.
The Employment Bureau went live with Eploy in 2013 and enjoyed a number of time saving benefits including automatic record creation from online applications, skill matching tools to link candidates with vacancies and quick search functionality making navigating the system a breeze.
A branded and mobile responsive website advertises the Employment Bureau’s current vacancies and students and external candidates can sign up to receive email alerts as well as apply for jobs online. Registrants are asked to identify how they heard about the Employment Bureau so the team can run reports through Eploy to identify their most effective marketing channels for candidates.
In just six months of the Employment Bureau’s and Eploy’s partnership the team have already seen some significant improvements including
- 250 vacancies have been filled
- substantial increase in the value of payments made to students
- 15% increase in student registrations
- 18% of log ins have been on a mobile device and this is increasing month to month
Eploy’s core time-saving features have allowed the team greater opportunity to heavily focus their marketing efforts on sourcing clients and vacancies and have seen a noticeable increase in both over the past six months.