All of the available evidence shows that recruiting the right leaders in education is the most important investment you can make. Governors and CEOs of MATs know it is becoming increasingly difficult to find high quality leaders and how much of an impact the right appointment makes upon the life chances of children. TSC can help and support you in finding the best talent in the market and in making the right decision.
Each college, school and academy needs to recruit according to ‘context’
TSC takes the time to understand your organisation, your culture and aspirations and the key skills, experience and characteristics of your ideal candidate. We can help you define your candidate requirements. This includes what would attract the best candidates to your college, school or academy and how to then convey that message in a positive way to suitable candidates. What makes you the employer of choice for the best candidates?
Advertising does not always get the desired results
You need to be ‘proactive’ if you want to find the best candidates ‘in the market’. Only 24% of candidates are ‘on the market’ i.e. are ‘active’ job seekers. Why not get specialists to extend your search into the 76% not actively looking with a discreet and confidential approach to present your opportunity. This is where executive search (headhunting) provides by far the most effective method to source the right candidate for your school/academy
Fresh Approach and Fresh Search
Most schools who have recently recruited will tell you that relying upon advertising alone will not necessarily get you the high quality shortlist you had hoped for. The best leaders are usually too busy doing a good job in their current position to look at job adverts. The most effective methods take time and commitment and involve networking with, and talking to, the key people in the sector. At TSC we treat your assignment as unique, taking a fresh approach and conducting a fresh search every time. We identify leaders and aspiring leaders who fit your brief. We then start a ‘soft dialogue’ with them and progress the best candidates through to your shortlist.
68% of Candidates choose their employer based upon their recruitment experience
Attraction and marketing is one element, but nurturing and keeping candidates in the process is just as important. It is not rocket science, but we aim to get it right. That means lots of conversations, great back office support and staying close to support candidates right until the end of the campaign. It takes time, but it’s important.
A smooth experience for Clients & Candidates
Running a recruitment process for leaders can be complicated and stressful. It involves managing multiple stakeholders, fielding numerous enquiries and making sure you adhere to best practice. A carefully ‘project managed’ and timetabled assignment will significantly reduce your stress, ensuring a seamless campaign from start to finish.