Massachusetts School District with Limited Funds Meets Teacher Recruiting Needs with Virtual Human Resources Department

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A new solution to finding and hiring teachers for school districts with limited budgets and staff resources has emerged and administrators are excited about the possibilities. It’s called SchoolSpring (http://www.SchoolSpring.com) and it provides a virtual human resources department for educational recruiting.

Dr. Marinel D. McGrath, Superintendent of Schools for Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District in Wenham, MA and her assistant Jean Vitale were operating as an entire human resources department when Brendan Cotter of F2F Group approached them about a new, web-based educational recruiting service called SchoolSpring (http://www.SchoolSpring.com).

"We're a small school district and we don't have the funds necessary to staff and equip a complete human resources department," Dr. McGrath explained. "I first met Brendan when he introduced me to a parent notification tool called Connect-ED which was working very well for the district so I had confidence and trust in him when he asked to show me SchoolSpring."

Not only was Dr. McGrath spending thousands of dollars on newspaper ads for just a few teaching positions and seeing average results, she and her assistant were spending hours collecting and managing applications. "We pride ourselves on being thorough when hiring new teachers and maintaining personal contact during the entire process." Previously, Dr. McGrath's assistant spent hours sending out postcards to applicants keeping them informed of their application status. Now, with SchoolSpring's automated information services, applicants are continually updated every step of the application process via email. Dr. McGrath has already calculated cost savings based on the efficiency of the system alone.

Dr. McGrath is also excited about the applicants she can find through SchoolSpring. "We are a district in the know and we want to attract a tech savvy group of applicants. By using SchoolSpring, we know that we'll have a greater talent pool." Through onsite college recruitment programs like The SchoolSpring Road Show and global web recruiting, SchoolSpring provides a diversified and technologically sophisticated talent pool. "We also have a goal to increase diversity in the district and SchoolSpring lets us catch the attention of teachers worldwide."

Dr. McGrath explains, "We are a process-oriented district and we include the community in the decision-making process when we are hiring new teachers." SchoolSpring's web-based recruiting system allows interview committee members access to information about applicants and enables them to review and share comments from anywhere online. "We have many parents on interview committees who travel for work," Dr. McGrath explains. "With SchoolSpring, they can review and evaluate applicants from anywhere."

"SchoolSpring provides a virtual human resources department for recruiting," Dr. McGrath concludes, "and makes finding, selecting, and hiring teachers easier and more efficient."

About SchoolSpring: Since 2001, SchoolSpring (http://www.SchoolSpring.com) has offered an innovative online solution for job seekers and recruiters in the education market. Founded by educators for educators, the company's mission is to provide an efficient and cost-effective method of connecting educators with jobs.

About F2F Group: F2F Group, Inc. (http://www.f2fgroup.com) is a technology consultancy and sales outsourcing firm specializing in delivering innovative solutions to the education community. They have partnered with hundreds of school districts and administrators in the Northeast to make schools function better, more efficiently, and within budget.

Media Contact: Jim Fitzpatrick

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