Are you making the most of your Recruitment Subscription?

Good teachers are hard to find. To help make recruitment faster, ensure you attract talented teachers no matter what and retain your staff, we’ve pulled together some top tips on how to make the most of your Recruitment Subscription.

Catherine McNally, Marketing

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Time saving

Our Applicant Tracking System (ATS) saves your school time by simplifying your applicant management processes, from application to job offer, while ensuring you are GDPR-compliant. Online reference requests help you to get quicker responses and stay on top of you references with automatic reminders and validated forms.

Help position your school as an attractive workplace in a highly competitive market with a career site where teachers can find out more about working at your school. Use our online application form to speed up the application process by allowing teachers to use their My CV details – encouraging two-time more applications than other application methods**. With the interview scorecard, you and your team can collectively compare the performance of all interviewed candidates to make a collaborative decision while protecting their personal data. 

Supporting you to find the teachers you need, no matter what

When you place an advert with us, you’re taking the first step to hiring a teacher who’ll inspire your students. There are certain times of the year when there’s a high level of competition or a shortage of suitable candidates where you may need extra support. 

With your Recruitment Subscription, you can advertise the role as often as you need to find the right teacher.

If your role is a maths, English or science vacancy why not try smartMatch. You can reach the 310,00 teachers who’ve told us they’re interested in hearing about specific job opportunities.

You can promote your job advert with smartReach to a select audience of teachers browsing anywhere on who match your job description. If you’re still struggling to find a suitable candidate, you may need to consider hiring a supply teacher. With Supply Manager, your school can seamlessly manage all of your supply recruitment in one place, Tes Portal. It gives your school the technology to quickly find the best short and long-term supply teachers from your local agencies and the ability to manage and track costs.


Retention is a big issue for schools, just like yours. Included in your Recruitment Subscription are products that can help your teachers feel empowered and supported.

Team Groups makes it simple for your staff to share best practice with colleagues, connect with like-minded teachers, keep up with the latest school news and create dedicated groups to socialise. Staff Pulse**, allows your staff to share their feelings and concerns through anonymous surveys; supporting your school to quickly identify any issues and provide the right support to retain your teachers and support their wellbeing.

Log in to Tes Portal today and make the most of your Recruitment Subscription.

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*Based on internal data.

**Coming soon.

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