At the beginning of 2007, we launched an all new
SchoolSpring Version 2.0 for our school members. Though you won’t
see many of the new tools schools are using, you’ll hear about
how much they love the new system. It makes the recruiting process
even simpler for schools and therefore smoother for education job
seekers. The upgraded SchoolSpring combines more features and increased
flexibility with improved ease-of-use for our employers.
Susan Fitzpatrick, Vice President of SchoolSpring,
explains how the new service was developed. “We listened carefully
to the needs of our customers to create a completely upgraded product.
Our investments in the new system are already paying off as customer
response to date is overwhelmingly positive.” Initial roll-out
of SchoolSpring Version 2.0 began in December with training and
technical support for customers.
“I was very happy with the original SchoolSpring,
but Version 2.0 has many new time-saving features that make the
system even more efficient and user-friendly. Everyone at SchoolSpring
is very responsive to any questions I have and is open to suggestions
to help the user,” says Mary Dyl, Human Resources at Middletown
Public Schools in Rhode Island.
Mary Beth Bouvier, Business Manager at SchoolSpring,
comments on customer reaction. “I’ve heard only positive
responses to the new version of SchoolSpring. Employers are telling
me that they are really enjoying the new functions.” She continues,
“I’m very proud of the product that SchoolSpring has
put forth and the fact that it integrates so many of the features
that our customers have suggested in the past.”
SchoolSpring Version 2.0 incorporates hundreds of
updates and improvements over the previous version, along with a
more robust database.
Some of the more popular features include:
• Faster, more powerful candidate evaluation tools allowing
schools multiple rounds of screening and custom assessment criteria;
• Improved communication options for schools
to notify candidates about the status of their applications;
• More complete data warehousing of applicants’
entire portfolio including resume, certifications, test scores,
and other essential information;
• Time-saving job posting applications, such
as the ability to list the same job at multiple schools in a district;
• Entirely new user interface to increase usability
and system flexibility;
• Significant security enhancements.
“Version 2.0 is a significant milestone for
SchoolSpring. We worked as a team with our customers to make it
happen and they love the new look, feel, and most importantly the
enhanced functions of the service,” states Therese Fafard,
Operations Manager at SchoolSpring.
If you know a school that would benefit from these
new features of SchoolSpring, please email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.