Education professionals are more likely to apply for a role if the application process is easy and provides personalised functionality and communication. Read on to find out what employees look for when applying for roles, as well as potential road blocks commonly found during the application process that would prevent your organisation from attracting the best education talent.
We surveyed a range of candidates and hiring managers as part of our What Workers Want 2018 research, and have used this information to help you meet future employees’ expectations before they even come through the door.
This information is based on feedback across a number of sectors, including but not limited to education. Find more information on the What Workers Want Report here.
We have identified what the majority of professionals look for when searching for a new role below:
When applying for a role, 98% of candidates are happy to provide a CV, highlighting that this is an effective format for employers to use.
However, applicants do not want to just submit a CV and not receive any feedback; 69% want maintained contact during the application process, and 57% of applicants are only willing to wait up to one week after submitting their application to receive confirmation before looking elsewhere.
Education candidates are using their interviews and any interaction they have with organisation’s as an opportunity to decide whether or not this is the place for them. You can help them decide you are the right employer for them by:
Once they have accepted the role, applicants have the following expectations:
Overall – make your education professionals feel valued, even before they are a member of your team.
For more information and help tailoring your application process, request a full copy of the What Workers Want 2018 report here.
To discuss your recruitment needs, please contact your local consultant.
Paul has been with Hays since 1999 and the National Director of Hays Education since 2007. He is responsible for leading experts from 40 offices across the UK who specialise in recruiting for Early Years, Primary, Secondary, SEN, Further Education and Leadership staff on a daily supply, long term supply or permanent basis. His extensive experience is invaluable to ensuring schools, colleges, nurseries, academies and MATs have access to the best possible candidates.
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