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TSL Education announces the next version of its free online school recruitment service – TES HireWire LA

London:

TSL Education has today announced at an exclusive event at The Wallace Collection in London that, following the phenomenal success of TES HireWire, its free online school recruitment service, it will launch a completely free online hosted jobs board version of the service, TES HireWire LA for all Local Authorities.

Speaking at the event, Bernard Gray, Executive Chairman of TSL Education, said: "Our strategy has always been to put TES HireWire in the hands of schools first. That strategy has already exceeded our expectations. Since we launched in February this year over 1000 secondary schools (30%) have signed up with some 700 schools activated and using the service. More than 1000 teaching positions have been advertised via TES HireWire in a variety of different media, with 8000 teachers already registered as candidates. We anticipate more than 50% of secondary schools will be using the service by the end of this year. Our next step is to deliver that service to Local Authorities, by launching an online hosted jobs board on which schools will be able to post their vacancies via their TES HireWire account, completely free of charge and to ANY media of their choice." 

Bernard Gray continues: "TES HireWire LA will not only provide local authorities with a free online hosted jobs board to advertise all schools recruitment vacancies, it will also provide enhanced insight into recruiting patterns and trends in their local areas and further streamline the entire recruitment process. TSL Education’s strategic imperative is to help recruit the best teachers and support staff for the right roles which, in turn, helps to drive up standards of education in UK classrooms. We are convinced TES HireWire will address that strategic imperative both at the school and local authority level." 

About TES HireWire

Developed with head teachers and their teams, TES HireWire is a completely free online recruitment service that is revolutionising the way schools recruit. From placing an advertisement to making a successful appointment, TES HireWire supports the entire recruitment process, saving schools time, money and resources. The service also helps schools communicate quickly and effectively with candidates, helping them to recruit the best teachers and staff.

TES HireWire is leading the way in schools recruitment, helping head teachers and their teams to manage the process in a more systematic, sophisticated and cost-effective way.

Simplifying the recruitment process

TES HireWire provides schools with complete visibility and control of all applications helping them track, manage and communicate with all candidates quickly and efficiently. Everything is managed online and multiple users within a school can view details of the vacancy and short-listed candidates as appropriate.

Saving time, money and resources

TES HireWire speeds up the time it takes to advertise a vacancy by providing a step by step guide to uploading a vacancy which can then be published to any media of the school’s choice – whether a job board, regional paper, local authority website or the TES. This in turn saves costs by eliminating the administrative burden associated with the traditional way of advertising vacancies and saving the school’s staff’s time. This also hugely reduces the amount of paperwork which contributes to a greener and more sustainable school.

Creating cost efficiencies

TES HireWire allows schools to evaluate the effectiveness of their advertising by automatically generating reports which present a breakdown of the spend per advertising medium used, as well as the cost per application and even the cost for each short-listed candidate. This enables schools to assess at a glance which media generated the best and most cost-effective response.

TES HireWire LA

TES HireWire LA is a schools recruitment service for local authorities, whereby schools will be able to post their vacancies via their TES HireWire account to a hosted jobs board service completely free of charge and to any media of their choice. It will also provide local authorities with enhanced insight into recruiting patterns and trends in their local areas and will further streamline the entire school recruitment process.

About TSL Education

TSL Education Ltd is the UK’s leading educational publisher. Its newspapers, magazines, websites and exhibitions cover the complete professional educational field, from primary through to higher education. TSL’s flagship brand is the industry leading TES (Times Educational Supplement), one of the most established names in education in the UK with 100 years of history and a critical role in the management of the teacher job market within both the state and independent sectors.

TSL has overseen a digital revolution in the education sector within the last three years – firstly in the realm of teacher recruitment, and secondly in the provision of over 14 million classroom resources straight into the hands of the active teacher community.

Through significant investment TSL has developed a range of tools that provide a comprehensive support service for the entire teaching profession:

TES: TSL’s award-winning TES portfolio includes the Times Educational Supplement (TES), which covers the world of primary, secondary and further education. Featuring its own magazine, TES is published weekly to keep UK teachers informed and supported providing its readers with the latest education news, analysis and careers advice, expert teaching and best practice tips and inspirational case studies.

TES Connect: an award winning social network that allows teachers to network and share teaching and lesson planning resources. TES Connect means that lessons are better planned, more creative and more fun for both teachers and pupils alike, saving schools time, money and resources. TES Connect eases the burden on teachers allowing them to spend more quality time with pupils.

TES HireWire: a completely free online recruitment service that is revolutionising the way schools recruit. From placing an advertisement to making a successful appointment, TES HireWire supports the entire process, saving schools time, money and resources. The service also helps schools communicate quickly and effectively with candidates, helping them to recruit the best teachers and staff.

TES Prime: A dedicated leadership recruitment service for the education sector, working with primary, secondary and independent school governors seeking a new leader for their school.

THE: Often referred to as the university sector’s bible, TSL’s Times Higher Education (THE) is the leading weekly magazine for higher education delivering news, features, peer-on-peer book reviews and in depth-analysis and debate, as well as opinion and comments from leading figures in higher education.

Education Data Surveys: EDS provides research and information about the education sector and is the leading provider of management information on the job market for classroom teachers and leaders in the education community.