Product update: what we've been up to in May and what's coming in June

Catherine McNally, Marketing

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The eagle-eyed among you will have spotted that it has been a couple of months since our last product update. That’s not to say we haven’t been busy, far from it – we’ve been squirrelling away in the background working on new products and features to support you. Read on to discover what we’ve been up to.

Here’s a look back at what was new in May:

New required fields on the international online application form

As you know, we're constantly striving to make recruitment easier for schools. Last month, we’ve been working on making it quicker for schools using the international online application form to compile a shortlist of candidates to interview.

We’ve done it by increasing the number of required fields for candidates to fill out. Their little bit of extra effort means that you can now filter all applications based on: passports held, curriculum taught, country of residence and / or language(s) spoken. This makes it so much easier to find the most suitable candidates for your roles.

Audio articles are available to those with a Tes magazine subscription

If you see colleagues lost in their headphones, you might assume they’re streaming a playlist on Spotify or even listening to the latest podcast. However they might just be tuned into the all-new Tes magazine audio articles.

Every week, new, full-audio feature articles are posted online to enable staff to keep up-to-date with the latest education research, analysis, insights and ideas wherever they go, whatever they’re doing.

Visit the magazine homepage [] for more details.

What we’re working on this month:

NQT suitability tick box

Schools are always telling us they want to make it easier to show that their advertised role is suitable for NQTs, and we’re really keen to ensure that our future teachers are landing the right jobs for their experience level.

As such, we’ve increased the prominence of the NQT suitability question and now require schools to make a selection before submitting their advert. Win for schools, win for NQTs!

Contact numbers saved

Similarly, we’ve been getting lots of feedback from admin staff about having to enter their phone number every time they post a new job advert. We pre-populate some of the form from their profile, so why not this too?

Well, very soon we will. Staff will have the option to manually edit their phone number on new job adverts, as well as delete the stored phone number if it changes. It’s just one less thing to think about when getting your jobs up on Tes.

That’s all for this month, until the next time!