Higher Education recruitment: How can our ATS help you?

When it comes to Higher Education recruitment, we know there is a lot to manage. Multiple academic references? A highly diverse range of roles across all areas of the University? A reputation to uphold – and therefore a need for top talent?

With over 20 years in the recruitment software space and experience working with dozens of Higher Education providers, we know university recruitment like the back of our hands.

We think it’s essential that you’re working with an expert from day one. Your ATS needs to be implemented with flexibility and precision to meet your requirements, not the other way round. With Hireserve, you’ll be supported by someone who understands your industry and knows Higher Education recruitment software inside out.

But don’t just take our word for it. Below you’ll find our current clients in higher education and some insight into their experiences with Hireserve.


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“…The University is providing a superb recruitment experience, supporting the need to attract the best candidates and drive the ambitious recruitment programme as the University expands.”



Features in Focus


Automated References

Collecting references can be a significant drain on time and resources, particularly when recruiting for academic positions. It’s often an admin-heavy process, centred on emails between your recruitment team and referees.

With Hireserve ATS, you can trigger the reference collection from your Applicant Tracking System with ease. This automatically sends a reference request to the referee’s email address, who can then complete the reference via an online form.

That then feeds back into Hireserve ATS. All communication and data takes place within the ATS, making it efficient, connected and secure.

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Interview Scheduler

Interview administration can be a burden on Higher Education recruitment teams. It’s a time consuming combination of juggling candidate and hiring managers’ diaries, and scheduling interviews over phone and email.

With an ATS, Higher Education organisations can automate this process to become intelligent and seamless. Once you have created an interview schedule in your ATS, candidates will be sent a link asking them to pick their slot from a range of specified times and dates. This is then confirmed in an automatic email to the candidate and all interviewers.

Ultimately, the interview scheduler gives both candidate and recruiter the flexibility necessary for an effective selection process.

StepChange Debt Charity has worked with Hireserve for a number of years. Using the Self-select Interview tool, the charity estimates it has saved £20,000 per annum in reduced administration. Read More

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Why Hireserve?

Why do clients in the higher education sector trust and use Hireserve ATS?

Trusted for over 20 years.

Still owned and run day-to-day by founders Jeremy and Karen Ovenden, Hireserve is a leading provider of recruitment software, trusted by in-house recruitment teams across the world.

Our award winning customer care initiatives, dedicated team of specialists, approach to information security and unique understanding of academic and operational staff recruitment makes us a safe pair of hands for your higher education sector ATS needs.


“We picked Hireserve because of their customer approach; their customer service skills are very good. I feel that they rival many of the bigger players in the market, and not just rival them, exceed the expectations.”

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