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Randstad Education is excited about launching a service to schools that will help them to reduce the costs of newspaper advertising

For many schools, recruiting permanent staff can be an expensive and stressful experience due to restrictions on when permanent teachers must resign. To help alleviate this pressure, Randstad Education is launching a “free job posting” service for schools ahead of their next resignation deadline at the end of May.

Head teachers and governors can find themselves with as little as 6 weeks to advertise, screen and interview applicants before the next term starts. Randstad’s free job posting initiative has addressed this challenge by offering schools the opportunity to advertise online, free of charge, putting the vacancy in front of more than 90,000 visitors to their website each month.

Randstad works with schools to provide both temporary and permanent teaching staff. To maximise further the response opportunities for schools and teachers, Randstad will also publish many of these vacancies to sector specific job boards and offer advice on the content of adverts to return the best results.

Randstad Education’s strategic operations manager, Stewart McCoy explains “One of the first considerations for schools when they are faced with a vacancy is to advertise in a national newspaper. This can be expensive and offers no guarantees of success. At a time when schools are trying to cut costs, permanent recruitment can be an unpredictable and often unbudgeted expense. Randstad Education is excited about launching a service to schools that will help them to reduce the costs of newspaper advertising, which can run in to thousands of pounds for a single vacancy.”

The additional benefit to schools is that they can advertise as many vacancies as they need to with no cost implications. Schools will receive the applications directly to a nominated person and follow the same process as though they were advertising in a newspaper. In the digital world of work, applicants can set up alerts on the randstadeducation.co.uk website, which means that vacancies drop in to their email inbox as soon as it’s published to the website. This process ensures a quick response from a targeted applicant group.

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About Randstad

Randstad is a leading recruitment and HR solutions company in the UK, and part of one of the world’s largest HR services organisations. In the UK Randstad has the recruitment industry’s most diverse portfolio of specialist companies serving the professional sectors. The company also operates a leading general staffing division for the office and blue collar sectors, with branches across the UK and inhouse teams on client sites, as well as a managed services business, providing outsourced HR services. Randstad is a trusted adviser to organisations across the private and public sectors, matching their full-time, part-time and temporary talent requirements, and to candidates, providing them with long-term career counsel.

At the end of 2009, Randstad had 2070 corporate employees (as per annual report) in the UK, working in 292 locations. In an average week in 2009, over 19,100 Randstad candidates were engaged through clients. The UK revenue in 2009 was €753.3 million.

Globally, at the end of 2009, Randstad had approximately 25,500 employees working from over 4129 branches and inhouse locations in 44 countries. Randstad generated revenue of €12.4 billion in 2009. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded.

Visit www.randstad.co.uk and www.randstad.com

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