MALVERN, Pa., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Frontline Education today announced a marked increase in Frontline Recruiting & Hiring solution sales. Fort Worth Independent School District, several districts through the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES as well as the South East Education Cooperative, among many others, have added Frontline Recruiting & Hiring to their Frontline Education solutions portfolio. The districts are adopting a more comprehensive partnership strategy through Frontline Education’s Insights Platform. The driving force behind the spike has been attributed to a combination of seasonality and the K-12 education applicant pool.  

The increase that Frontline Education has experienced in Recruiting & Hiring clients is timely and relevant to districts’ seasonal focus on employee recruitment and retention. Each year, according to a report from the Learning Policy Institute1, approximately 16 percent of educators leave their school, making late winter and early spring high concentration periods for employee recruitment, hiring and retention efforts at districts nationwide. Newly certified educators are graduating from their programs and it is just before contract renewal period for experienced educators.  

«Districts are currently in the throes of recruiting and are actively seeking solutions in attracting and retaining candidates,» said SVP, Sales & Client Success Jim Catalino. «With just a few short months until the end of the school year, we are seeing a greater investment in their Recruiting & Hiring programs.» 

Teacher and Substitute Shortages are also contributing factors to districts’ need for support of their programs and processes from solutions in Recruiting & Hiring, in an effort to counteract the educator and substitute educator shortages. The issue of absences and shortages is also heavily considered in research conducted through the Frontline Research & Learning Institute. 

«The teacher shortage and the substitute shortage are prevalent issues for districts nationwide,» said Catalino. «It is critical that districts have additional support in their processes and programs to make the application and onboarding process easy, secure and intuitive. We believe this is, in part, responsible for the increase in Frontline Recruiting & Hiring contracts.» 

Frontline Education benefits K-12 organizations by unifying solutions for recruiting and hiring allowing them to streamline process. Frontline Recruiting & Hiring allows districts to recruit more applicants with ease, identify and quickly hire the best candidates, get new hires up to speed and manage employee records online after the hire. At the height of hiring season, these are core needs for school districts across the country. 

1 Sutcher, L., Darling-Hammond, L., & Carver-Thomas, D. (2016). A coming crisis in teaching? Teacher supply, demand, and shortages in the U.S.. Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute.

About Frontline Education: 
Frontline Education is an integrated insights partner serving more than 9,500 K-12 organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. With more than 15 years of experience serving the front line of education, Frontline Education provides actionable intelligence that enables informed decisions and drives engagement across school systems. Bringing together the best education software solutions into one unified platform, Frontline is pioneering a human capital management approach that meets the unique needs of education. The Frontline Insights Platform makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the administrative needs of the education community with solutions including Frontline Recruiting & Hiring, Frontline Absence & Time, Frontline Professional Growth and Frontline Special Ed & Interventions. Frontline Education corporate headquarters are in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with offices in Andover, Massachusetts, Rockville Centre, New York and Chicago, Illinois. 

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