Questions and Answers for Schools

Your questions about International School recruitment, answered

Here you will find a list of common questions about hiring staff and the simple recruitment process with Searchality.

If you are a candidate looking for international school roles, you can see our answers to common questions here.

We hope you find what you’re looking for:

How does Searchality help international schools?

We’ve designed Searchality to solve the recruitment challenges that international schools face. We have personal experience of those challenges and decided that we could solve them.

The result is Searchality. We’ve built a beautifully simple, but brilliantly smart solution to help international schools to recruit great candidates and to help great candidates find and join you.

You can see a snapshot here of how we designed the solution for schools.

We’d love to know what  you think. How can we make our solution even better? Do get in contact.

Do you support searches for leadership/admin roles as well as more junior staff?

Yes, Searchality helps international schools recruit for any level of role.

Schools can define a broad range of criteria when they search for candidates, whether these are for senior leadership/administrative roles; or for more junior staff including those just starting out in their teaching career. (Of course schools can define any quantity of different roles based on different criteria. Importantly this doesn’t cost a school any more. There are never any per-candidate hiring fees as we have designed Searchality to be different from the usual school recruitment approach).

On the candidate side, when you complete your profile you can build in anything relevant to your level of expertise.

If you haven’t registered yet, you can register here. It’s simple to build your profile and you will be able to see first-hand the types of criteria we can use to help schools find perfect candidates and candidates find great roles.

Do you run recruitment events or job fairs for international school teachers?

Searchality do not run recruitment events or job fairs.

Searchality is different.
We do not overwhelm recruiting teams with huge lists of teachers. We refine the list to increase your chance of finding the right person.

We do this to make the process faster and simpler for everyone concerned. We know that teachers find it frustrating sending off applications and never getting replies. We know that big schools receive literally hundreds of applications with no time to filter and reply to all.
We took the decision that advanced machine learning and intelligence can help everyone involved.

Schools prepare the list of qualifications they need.
Teachers complete their profile showing their experience and interests.
Our bespoke Searchality matching solutions find the shortlist for schools.

Schools will receive the shortlist showing the level of match (vacancy requirements, vs teacher profile): at this point you can review all the shortlisted candidates and invite as many or as few as you like to interview.

There are NO hiring fees, regardless of how many teachers you recruit as a result of this matching. See more about our simple charging approach here.

The first step is to create your school’s recruiter profile. If you haven’t done that yet, sign up now. It’s free and simple.

Which countries does Searchality work in?

Searchality works globally. Whether you’re recruiting for a secondary school in Thailand, or a teacher looking for work in the Middle East, a PYP coordinator looking for a new IB role in Asia, or an Australian PE teacher moving to Europe, it’s likely we can help!

You can see the global reach of our membership here. Because we work around the world, we can help to match great teachers to great schools anywhere.

For a teacher this makes it simple to find the perfect job for you. For schools we remove the complexity of finding and filtering the best candidates.

If you haven’t registered already, sign up now, and tell us how we can help you.

Where can I see a list of possible candidates for my school?

Schools can sign in at https://members.searchality.com/ then go to the “Matches” section of your dashboard.

On the matching dashboard we only show you the people that fit the Positions you have already described. We do not overwhelm recruiting teams with huge lists of teachers. We refine the list to increase your chance of finding the right person. We do this to make the process faster and simpler for everyone concerned.

We know that teachers find it frustrating sending off applications and never getting replies. We know that big schools receive literally thousands of applications with no time to filter and reply to all

Advanced machine learning and intelligence can help everyone involved. Our bespoke Searchality matching solutions find the shortlist for schools.

Schools will receive the shortlist showing the level of match (vacancy requirements vs teacher profile): at this point you can review all the shortlisted candidates and invite as many or as few as you like to interview.

There are NO hiring fees, regardless of how many teachers you recruit as a result of this matching. See more about our simple charging approach here. The first step is to enter your school’s profile & hiring needs. If you haven’t done that yet, register now. It’s free and simple.

How are references collected?

We use a customized “blind” reference system to ensure confidentiality and reliability.

You can see more about this system here.

The Searchality system will annually validate and update the references and contact details for you. (So candidates and schools don’t have to do this manually).

How is Searchality different from traditional school recruitment solutions?

We’ve designed Searchality to be different so that we can properly solve the many problems of current international school recruitment.

If you’ve ever looked for a teaching job abroad, or tried to find suitable staff for a role in your school, you already know some of the challenges. Find out more and have a look at how we’ve solved these problems for candidates and for schools.

Which countries does Searchality work in?

Searchality works globally. Whether you’re recruiting for a secondary school in Thailand, or a teacher looking for work in the Middle East, a PYP coordinator looking for a new IB role in Asia, or an Australian PE teacher moving to Europe, it’s likely we can help!

You can see the global reach of our membership here. Because we work around the world, we can help to match great teachers to great schools anywhere.

For a teacher this makes it simple to find the perfect job for you. For schools we remove the complexity of finding and filtering the best candidates.

If you haven’t registered already, sign up now, and tell us how we can help you.

Who created Searchality?

Searchality was created by three friends with significant experience of international schools.

We built the company to help teachers, staff and international schools. It matters to our family, our friends, and our children to help motivated schools find the right teachers.

Find out more about us

Can I work with Searchality?

We’d love to hear from you!

Do contact us.

You can read more about the founding team here (three friends keen to solve a problem for schools and teachers).

If we’re not recruiting right now, it might simply be that we haven’t realised what value you could add. Do get in contact. We love talking to inspiring people. Who knows where it might lead.

How can I access the site? Do you have an app?

We have built our website so that you can access it from mobile phones, tablets or computers.

We do think you will find it easier to enter your information and create your profile using a larger screen and keyboard (i.e. a computer). However, any notifications (for example when there are matches to review) will come to your normal email address and you can open them on your phone.

We all love apps though, and plan to make a specific phone app available in the coming year. (If you have a specific need and want us to ensure we build it into the functionality, please do get in contact here).

Still looking for something and we couldn’t help you above?

Get in contact here and we will see how we can help.