ISS-Schrole Advantage iFair® Hits Record Volume Numbers for International Education Recruitment

Princeton, NJ, USA (November 27, 2018) – The iFair®, a virtual job fair for international educators, kicked off the season with enormous participation, recording record numbers for the start of the 2018-19 recruitment season. The November 17, 2018 iFair included an astounding 735 candidate registrations, more than 90% participation rate, 40 hiring schools, and 13,213 visits to the virtual school booths.

"It was so exciting," said Laura Light, Director of Global Recruitment for International Schools Services (ISS), "As soon as registration opened up, we had a significant influx of candidates and schools wanting to attend our iFair as well as the upcoming in-person events in Atlanta, Bangkok, and San Francisco. Response has been overwhelming, in a good way! We’re thrilled to be able to offer even greater service and more innovative technology to support recruitment efforts."

International Schools Services (ISS) first launched the iFair® in 2014 as a way to embrace emerging technology to support educators worldwide. The 2018 iFair utilized an entirely new virtual fair platform which supported booth visits as well as new live video call interactions. At the start of the 2018-19 season, ISS collaborated with Schrole Group to launch the much larger ISS-Schrole Advantage recruiting ecosystem, which included a more advanced candidate management system and technology features, recruitment events and personalized service. Company officials report that membership numbers have been extremely strong and are on track to exceed initial estimates.

The November fair was the first event this year under the new ISS-Schrole Advantage membership offering. Additional in-person and virtual events are planned for the remainder of the season. Registration is currently open for Atlanta, Bangkok and San Francisco. Individuals must be an ISS-Schrole Advantage Premier member school recruiter or ISS-Schrole Advantage paid candidates with completed, active profiles to participate. Space is limited so interested parties should sign up for membership and register for events at iss-schrole.com/advantage.

About International Schools Services (ISS)

As a nonprofit organization, International Schools Services (ISS) works with more than 500 international schools and thousands of educators each year across its suite of services, creating the largest global footprint in international education support. Since its inception in 1955, ISS has launched and managed more than 110 international schools; placed approximately 50,000 educators; developed ground-breaking learning programs, such as the World Language Initiative and Level 5 Creativity & Innovation Hubs; processed about 15,000 school supply orders annually; and stewarded over 75 school foundations each year. With its headquarters in Princeton, NJ, USA and locations in China and Bahrain (starting in the 2018-2019 school year) , ISS currently owns or operates nearly 20 international schools around the world and promotes innovative best practices for global education through its core services that include founding and managing student-centered, future-oriented schools; recruiting world-class educators; providing cutting-edge professional learning opportunities; sourcing essential school supplies; and stewarding school foundations. ISS staff has extensive experience in all aspects of international education, with most senior leaders having served as Heads of Schools across a variety of continents. To learn more, please visit: www.iss.edu.
 

About Schrole Group LTD (ASX:SCL)

Schrole is an Australian educational technology company providing schools worldwide with innovative talent management solutions and consulting services to address staffing and recruitment challenges. Schrole is run by and for education professionals. Founded and managed by former principal Rob Graham, Schrole is passionate about helping schools secure the best teachers and save time on administrative processes, so they can focus on the important job of teaching the next generation. Schrole’s innovative solutions are currently being used by over 250 international and domestic schools in more than 40 countries worldwide. Schrole has three business units: Schrole Connect, an online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for efficient and effective recruitment of international school teachers; Schrole Cover, a cloud-based SaaS platform for the fast filling of casual staffing positions; and Schrole Develop, a training and consulting organisation that provides Australian-accredited leadership training and strategic consulting services to schools. To learn more please visit: www.schrolegroup.com.