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PageUp logoPageUp is HERC's newest Trustee Level Partner. HERC and PageUp both share a commitment to providing resources for recruiting and retaining the best talent in higher education.  Learn about member discounts with PageUp here.

1. If you had one word to describe what your company is all about, what is it?
Pioneer - we’re leading talent management technology for higher education globally.

2. What makes your service stand out in the higher education recruitment and retention field?
We’re breathing new life into the Talent Management Technology for higher education:

  • With 10 years’ experience in higher education globally, we’re built for higher ed with support for higher education specific functionality such as faculty hiring and search committees right out of the box.
  • We have one single solution to assist institutions right across the employee lifecycle.
  • Account support – our clients have 24/7 dedicated account support teams who won’t rest until their clients are “Raving Fans”.
  • Our leading edge technology – mobile capable, social media embedded, big data search tools – these are all standard within PageUp and there is more to come!?PageUp Products

3. What is the tool or resource you provide to clients that wins you the most accolades?

Our clients would say it would be a close call between our dedicated Account Support and our Reporting and Analytics. PageUp users rave about our reporting as they can report on any information captured in our industry leading Report Builder solution.  It’s so intuitive they can create custom reports in seconds without any IT assistance!

4. What is a trend you see in your field that affects higher education recruitment?
A consistent trend in higher education recruitment we see is HR moving from transactional Applicant Tracking processing to strategic sourcing and proactively recruiting candidates. With our in built Candidate Relationship Management solution we are assisting our clients on this journey and taking them to the future of recruiting!

5. Does your company have any new initiatives or products that would be of interest to HERC members?
PageUp releases a new upgrade each quarter to all of our clients! These upgrades don’t result in any downtime but mean our clients always have the latest technology offering. Recent enhancements have included updates to our Candidate Relationship Management functionality, the ability to generate QR codes to attract applicants on campus, LinkedIn Cross System Awareness (use LinkedIn within PageUp,), Onboarding portal enhancements and a whole lot more. We’d love to organize a time to provide your institution a demonstration!

6. Why is partnering with HERC important to your company?
At PageUp, we are honored to be a Trustee Partner of HERC.
Just as HERC is committed to advancing member institutions’ ability to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented workforce and to assist dual-career couples, PageUp is committed to provide higher education institutions’ worldwide the technology to connect talent to their future. PageUp has been partnering with higher education globally for over 10 years doing just that, and as a leader in talent management technology for higher education we feel the organizations are a perfect match.
 

ability logoABILITY Magazine/ABILITY Jobs is HERC's newest Trustee Level Partner. HERC and ABILITY Magazine/ABILITY Jobs both share a commitment to diversity in higher education. Learn about member discounts with ABILITY Magazine/ABILITY Jobs here.

1. If you had one word to describe what your company is all about, what is it?
ABILITY!

2. What makes your service stand out in the higher education recruitment and retention field?
ABILITY Jobs provides a dedicated job board that enables recruiters to connect with talented job seekers with disabilities who desire to enhance their professional lives and who range from entry level to PhD. ABILITY Magazine fosters an environment of understanding and acceptance in the workplace by promoting the accomplishments and awareness of people with disabilities.

3. What is the tool or resource you provide to clients that wins you the most accolades?
ABILITY Jobs currently hosts over 52,000 registered job seekers with disabilities—23,000 of those having searchable résumés.

ABILITY Magazine is an award winning publication and the leading magazine covering health, disability, and human potential.  ABILITY Magazine is consistently ranked in the Top 50 Magazines in the World and is a recent winner of a 2014 da Vinci Award for accessible technology.

4. What is a trend you see in your field that affects higher education recruitment?
Federal initiatives (Sec 503 and VEVRAA), Executive Orders and the greater awareness of the richness and value people with disabilities bring to the workforce have caused an increased in urgency to locate and hire job seekers with disabilities.

5. Does your company have any new initiatives or products that would be of interest to HERC members?
ABILITY Magazine is excited to present an enhanced digital version with clickable and interactive content.

6.Why is partnering with HERC important to your company?
ABILITY Magazine/ABILITY Jobs share HERC’s dedication to diversity in promoting the richness that people with disabilities bring to the workforce within higher education. 

First Advantage LogoFirst Advantage is HERC’s newest Trustee Level Partner. HERC and First Advantage both share a commitment to providing resources for recruiting the best talent in higher education. Learn about member discounts with First Advantage here.

1. If you had one word to describe what your company is all about, what is it? Trust.

2. What makes your service stand out in the higher education recruitment and retention field? First Advantage gives higher education recruiters the power of knowing. Knowing the candidates have the credentials to provide students a stellar education. We do this in three outstanding ways: 1) We invest in technology to streamline and create a positive candidate experience. 2) We have global reach to verify credentials around the world. 3) We provide ongoing compliance updates to help you make screening and hiring decisions with confidence.

3. What is the tool or resource you provide to clients that wins you the most accolades? Enterprise Advantage is our flagship product and winner of the most accolades. It is used around the world with expertise because of a built-in global compliance engine that helps you receive data you can use in a hiring decision. This product is Safety Act Secure by the Department of Homeland Security, EU Data Privacy Certified and Safe Harbor Data Privacy Certified so you can TRUST the robust results you receive.

4. What is a trend you see in your field that affects higher education recruitment? A positive candidate experience has been a hot trend for this past year.  How your candidates feel about the screening process reflects upon their decision whether or not they accept a position. We are keenly aware of this and work hard to create a positive candidate experience by facilitating getting additional missing information pieces to ensure you get TRUSTED RESTULTS from around the world.

5. Does your company have any new initiatives or products that would be of interest to HERC members?  Yes! We have the capacity to screen your contractors and vendors so that you hold anyone who represents your university to the same standards that apply to your employees. In addition, we have a product called Direct Advantage that facilitates gathering data from individuals to create a more positive candidate experience.

6. Why is partnering with HERC important to your company? First Advantage is positioned to assist educational institutions in making the hiring and trust decisions that are most important to each school. We are in the TRUST business.  A recent Trends report shows that education credential discrepancies remain at 5.5% of reports we review, but employment fraud is over 60%--such knowledge helps you know what to watch for around the world. Act with confidence. Work with a trusted global leader.

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jobs.ac.uk logowww.jobs.ac.uk is HERC's newest Trustee Level Partner. HERC and www.jobs.ac.uk both share a commitment to helping higher education employers find the best talent. Learn about member discounts with www.jobs.ac.uk here.

1. If you had one word to describe what your company is all about, what is it?

Life-changing.

2.What makes your service stand out in the higher education recruitment and retention field?
jobs.ac.uk is the leading international jobs board for careers in academic, research, science and related professions.  We were set up by sector for the sector, giving us unique understanding of the Higher Education world. It also gives us the cultural basis vital in providing an excellent customer experience.  We have a specialist account management team who offer market insight to ensure customers’ recruitment campaigns are highly successful.  We input and categorize the majority of the jobs ourselves ensuring we maintain a high quality website so our jobseekers can find relevant jobs. Jobseekers can also access free expert careers advice content written specifically for academics, researchers and PhDs.  We give people the power to achieve their professional aspirations.

3.What is the tool or resource you provide to clients that wins you the most accolades?
The effectiveness of our standard adverts is something customers and jobseekers are constantly praising us for.  We only accept job adverts from named clients and therefore jobseekers have the reassurance and direct access to employers’ details and applications procedure.  For customers, advertising on our site gives them quality applications to their vacancies.

4. What is a trend you see in your field that affects higher education recruitment?
The globalization of Higher Education is increasing the international mobility of staff and therefore opportunities for faculty to develop their careers on a worldwide scale.

5. Does your company have any new initiatives or products that would be of interest to HERC members?
We recently launched  a 'Careers in China' portal where you can view profiles from many leading universities in China, job vacancies, case studies of academics who have made the move, plus many useful articles to give you a balanced view of what working and living in China is really like.

6. Why is partnering with HERC important to your company?

jobs.ac.uk is thrilled to be a HERC Trustee Partner. Our mission is to connect academics and allied HE disciplines to the very best professional opportunities both locally and globally. It was therefore a straight forward choice in HERC as our natural partner in North America.

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HBCU Connect LogoHBCUConnect is HERC's newest Trustee Level Partner. HERC and HBCUConnect both share a commitment to diversity in higher education. Learn about member discounts with HBCUConnect here.

1. If you had one word to describe what your company is all about, what is it? Opportunity.

2. What makes your service stand out in the higher education recruitment and retention field?
HBCUConnect has a team of dedicated professionals that ensure that we meet the needs of our clients to connect with diverse professionals for career opportunities.  We were founded in 1999, as the first website dedicated to the community of students and alumni from Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs).  We were the first HBCU related site and we have the largest HBCU database of alumni and students.  We have the reach to make a difference for our partners looking to recruit and retain diverse talent.

3. What is the tool or resource you provide to clients that wins you the most accolades?
One thing that sets us apart from other online job boards is that we have a very large list of passive and active job seekers in our database.  Over 1 million people have registered on HBCUConnect.com and provided permission to send targeted opportunities.  The tool that has been most successful for our clients is our Targeted Email Blasts. We can send a targeted email message that can reach over 100,000 people at once. 

4. What is a trend you see in your field that affects higher education recruitment?
One trend is the growing interest in diverse candidates from HBCUs for careers in corporate America, healthcare, and other fields.  This has made it more challenging to get talented diverse professionals to consider careers in higher education.  Many colleges and universities, in response to this trend, have increased their efforts to connect with diverse professionals online and via partnerships with organizations such as ours. 

5. Does your company have any new initiatives or products that would be of interest to HERC members?
We have a new initiative to get our partners face-time with high caliber candidates through professional networking events in cities throughout the country.  The events have been extremely successful, bringing together 65 to 75 professionals with hiring organizations, resulting in both great branding for these employers and solid hires as a result of our efforts to source the right candidates to attend.  We plan to offer this service to HERC members in the near future.

6. Why is partnering with HERC important to your company?
HERC and HBCUConnect’s missions are well aligned, as both of our organizations are champions for diversity and serve an audience that values higher education.  Over the years we have created partnerships with many types of employers, but we have more clients in higher education than any other type of organization.  We feel that recruitment professionals in the academy understand the value of HBCUs, and HERC being a premier organization in the higher education space, with an emphasis on diversity, makes this a crucial and logical partnership for our organization.

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