In 2003, Chittenden South realized they had to streamline the hiring process and improve the quality of their candidate pool if they were to stay competitive with other schools.
Connie Metz, a director at Chittenden South's high school, Champlain Valley Union, admits that she was at first skeptical of the technological approach to hiring, but quickly became an advocate for SchoolSpring.
“Once I saw how efficient SchoolSpring
made us, I lobbied my colleagues to jettison old practices and
put the entire application process through SchoolSpring,”
One of her colleagues, Jeff Tobrocke, the technology
coordinator at CVU, agreed wholeheartedly, “We employ a
very intensive interview process, with multiple phases. Previously
this required the generation of reams of paper and extensive coordination
efforts to bring people to the table to review candidate submissions.
Now, with SchoolSpring, a lot of the preliminary screening can
be done independently. SchoolSpring’s functionality not
only minimizes costs and saves time, it improves accountability.”
Because SchoolSpring was designed by educators,
as a solution it goes to the heart of the matter, with features
• a large, well-defined candidate database
• comprehensive applications
• online application screening and interview scheduling
• activity tracking log for state reporting purposes
• a marketing function that allows districts and schools
to create profiles about themselves and their communities
This education-centered functionality and the
initial results they had with SchoolSpring, convinced Champlain
Valley Union High School to use SchoolSpring to manage recruiting
and hiring teachers and administrators. In the 2003/04 school
year, they experienced the following benefits:
• placed 100% of its targeted hires using SchoolSpring
• decreased screening time to one day
• reduced advertising costs by 85%
• reduced paperwork by 75%
• cut administrative time by 50%
Val Gardner, principal at Champlain Valley summed
it up, “a service that makes my staff more efficient, saves
me money, and presents us with talented candidates, is okay with
me. SchoolSpring helps us work smart. As an educator, I like that.”
I just returned from a walking trip in the Canadian Rockies and one of my assignments for SchoolSpring (they never give me a break) while I was gone was to think about the most common question I hear from customers. Without a doubt, members most frequently ask me "How do I find my password if I forget it?" Well it's easy!
First, go to the SchoolSpring.com homepage and look
to the top, right hand corner. Under the “Member Login”
fields for Username and Password you will see “Trouble
logging in? Click here.” Click on it and you will go
to a “Login Help” webpage. Once there, enter your
email address and click the “Request Login” button.
The SchoolSpring system will immediately send your username and
password to your registered email account. It’s easy as
pie! Please share this tip with others in your school that use
our service because in this age of so many passwords it’s
easy to forget them.
Does the cost of newspaper employment advertising drive you crazy? Schools can spend $15,000, $20,000 or even $50,000 a year to place a few employment ads in just one local newspaper! SchoolSpring's Co-op Advertising Service let's you advertise in top newspapers without the astronomical costs!
SchoolSpring's Co-op Advertising Service gives
you the maximum reach to more newspaper readers
at the minimum price. When you sign-up before December 31, 2004,
your job postings will be included in 60 advertisements over 20
consecutive weeks starting in February for only $7,000! That's
over $60,000 worth of exposure for less than $150 per ad! But
hurry, this is limited time offer and the price for Co-op Advertising
will go up on January 1st!
Because you are already a member of SchoolSpring's
online recruiting, when you sign up for our Co-op Advertising
Service your open positions are automatically placed in SchoolSpring's
weekly newspaper advertisements. Additionally, we take care of
all the administrative work of placing an ad. That means no more
calling, typing, emailing, designing, rushing or deadlines to
worry about which saves time and money! If you are interested
in this offer, or have questions, please call Jim at 888-546-3487
or send him an email at email@example.com.