So, how can technology help schools to recruit teachers?
One task that computers are very good at is spotting patterns. A computer never gets tired of reading CVs. A computer isn’t intrinsically biased for or against anything. A computer does a brilliant job of filtering. We know this already.
Just search for “today’s weather” and from around 3 billion possible results, Google instantly shows the forecast where you are. All of us use algorithms to help find what’s relevant to us and our needs now. (As an aside, interestingly “weather” isn’t one of the top reasons that teachers move abroad to teach. However, anecdotally, many love the climate in whatever new home they adopt).
When it comes to recruitment, it mystified us why so many HR teams and head teachers still have to wade through endless piles of applications to find the shortlist of potentially perfect candidates. It mystified us so much that we did something about it and Searchality was born.
At the heart of our approach to international school recruitment is the fact that hiring staff is a very human business. If you’re hiring teachers, you want to understand how they teach, how they interact, how they adapt, motivate and engage students, parents, and other staff. In short, you want to ask questions of the best candidates to understand them. We give you time to do that. We take care of finding you those candidates, quickly.