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How districts use evolving tech to attract and hire more high quality candidates
‘The system really allows us to more effectively home in on who we want to interview’
Leading districts in California, Texas and across the U.S. have begun using technology to expand candidate pools and hire teachers who can produce the biggest student achievement gains — the key to achieving the K-12 mission.
“A better, higher-caliber employee generally produces a higher-performing student,” said Jason E. Romero, assistant superintendent of human resources at Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) in San Diego, California.
DMUSD is one of the thousands of districts using Recruit & Hire, the K-12 education-specific applicant tracking system (ATS) from PeopleAdmin, to more effectively attract and hire “higher-caliber” educators.
“We began posting with Recruit & Hire for K-6 teaching candidates and received over 400 applications,” said Kia Birdsong, human resources assistant at DMUSD. “The system really allows us to more effectively home in on who we want to interview out of those hundreds of applicants, through the filtering mechanisms.”
Pasadena Independent School District in Texas has also increased its candidate pool using the talent management solution.
“We have a lot more applicants than we did with our old system,” said Keith Palmer, associate superintendent of human resources at Pasadena ISD. “Applicants are better able to find us.”
So, how does Recruit & Hire help increase the visibility of job postings among qualified applicants? As recruiting practices and application processes evolve, the solution continues to improve, allowing schools and districts to keep up with modern talent management trends.
Lisa Newton, HRIS specialist at Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) in Maryland, attributes these improvements to the longevity of her district’s relationship with PeopleAdmin.
“Ten years of partnership is impressive,” she said. “When I think of how many things have gone obsolete in the last 10 years and how technology is changing so quickly, that’s a great milestone.
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New research shows benefits of integrated K-12 talent management solutions
‘It has given us more resources and time’
A new report is making it easier for K-12 professionals to demonstrate the value of talent management solutions, adding facts and figures to what many users of Recruit & Hire, Perform, Records, TeacherMatch, Thrive, SmartFind, and SearchSoft have long known.
“We absolutely love it!” said Shannon Irvin, assistant superintendent at Nelson County Public Schools in Virginia, which uses Recruit & Hire, Perform and Records. “PeopleAdmin tools streamlined our workflow in HR and saved us tremendously in labor hours and postage, not to mention the increased public perception of our competence in the department.”
Third-party research organization Hobson & Company completed a complex analysis of the benefits K-12 institutions can expect by using PeopleAdmin solutions to facilitate recruitment, hiring, onboarding, professional development, records management, and more. The report outlines how using PeopleAdmin solutions can increase K-12 talent management productivity by 67 percent and reduce costs by 33 percent — generating a positive return on investment (ROI) in 2.3 months.
“For each benefit in the analysis, we include customer-validated research data points, as well as testimonials that help support why that benefit was included,” said Erika Blacutt, partner at Hobson & Company. Prior to publishing results, Erika and her team shared their analysis with customers. “I asked them: ‘How does this analysis feel to you?’ ‘Is there anything that doesn’t feel reasonable?’ We use this to validate that the ROI analysis we’ve built resonates and that there’s confidence in the analysis.”
View and share Hobson & Company’s customer-validated research by downloading Talent management’s ROI in K-12 education: How the solution you use can save big money, improve productivity and support student achievement.