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Title: Paperless Applicant Tracking System

Paperless Applicant Tracking System
  • SearchSoft Solutions
  • Selected as ALSDEs Partner

SearchSoft Solutions believes
  • Teacher quality is without question one of the
    primary factors in the continuous growth and
    achievement of children.
  • SearchSoft Solutions delivered their first school
    district in 1996 under this K-12 education premise

SearchSoft Solutions Benefits
  • A single coherent web-based solution optimized to
    EXPEDITE the recruitment, selection, and hiring
    of Highly Qualified Teachers and Administrators
    in Alabama
  • Allows 24 by 7 by 365 access by candidates to
    apply using the TeachinAlabama Web Site
  • Allows proactive marketing to attract teachers
  • Ability to export data (for example, McAleer)

SearchSoft Benefits (continued)
  • An intuitive and robust search engine for HR
    Directors to data mine the candidate database
    to select the Highest Qualified Teachers (as
    defined by ALSDE rubric)
  • A tool to establish streamlined business
    practices to enhance communications and
    satisfaction between Human Resources our most
    valuable clients - our principals

Our Real Benefits Include
  • Concentrate principals selection focus upon the
    Highly Qualified Teachers to allow for timely,
    efficient hiring approval
  • Improve HR effectiveness by shifting job duties
    from mundane clerical tasks to value added
    services focused on first second year teacher
    retention and a new emphasis on recruiting
    teacher talent

Why SearchSoft?
  • Proven track record since being established in
  • Exclusively markets to K-12 districts with over
    1,300 clients
  • Knowledge Expertise in Education and NCLB
  • Superior references from their clients
  • Optimized eApplication with ALSDE branding
  • Policies to protect ALSDE from hidden charges
  • Exclusive ownership of our teacher candidate

SearchSoft Clients - Southern USA
  • Alabama
  • Alabama State Department of Education
  • (All 138 School Districts Statewide Receive Named
    User License)
  • Birmingham City Schools
  • Arkansas
  • North Little Rock School District
  • Florida
  • Citrus County Schools
  • Clay County Schools
  • Desoto Schools
  • Flagler County Schools
  • Florida Virtual School
  • Gadsden County Schools
  • Glades County Schools
  • Hardee Schools
  • Heartland Educational Area Consortium
  • Hendry County Schools
  • Hernando County Schools
  • Highlands County Schools

Texas Argyle ISD Bridgeport ISD Canutillo
ISD Capital Area School Personnel
Cooperative Channelview ISD Columbia - Brazoria
ISD Commerce ISD Crosby ISD Eanes ISD Fort Worth
ISD Frenship ISD Garland ISD Goose Creek
Consolidated ISD Humble ISD Hutto ISD Joshua
ISD Lamesa ISD Little Elm ISD Lovejoy
ISD Northwest ISD Pilot Point ISD Sheldon
ISD Taylor ISD Tomball ISD Troup ISD Waxahachie
ISD Virginia Accomack City Schools Augusta County
School District Campbell County School
District Charlottesville City School
District Culpepper County Public Schools Greene
County Schools Louisa County Schools Mecklenburg
County Public Schools Roanoke Schools Rockingham
County Public Schools Staunton City
Schools Shenandoah Count Schools York County
School Division
ALSDEs Recommendation
  • After considering multiple vendors, SearchSoft
    Solutions design, ease of use, expertise,
    support, and economics met and surpassed our
    criteria as a proven software developer in the
    K-12 market who will ensure that our education
    mission will be fulfilled with sophisticated yet
    intuitive internet-based software

Implementation Schedule
  • November 2006 Contract
  • November Design Certified December eApplicat
    ion with NCLB
  • January 2007 SearchSoft Delivers and ALSDE
    Launches TeachinAlabama
  • January 2007 Presentation to Alabamas Superi
    ntendents AASPA
  • January 2007 Go Live
  • February 2007 Training in Montgomery

Implementation Technique
  • ALSDE has formed an advisor committee of eight
    districts to work with Debra Williams, project
    manager, to design the new TeachinAlabama
    Internet eApplication
  • Sanford Cohen from SearchSoft is personally
    visiting our school districts to demonstrate the
    solution, gather design considerations (i.e.,
    assessment questions), and answer questions
  • January 2007 AASPA meeting will allow every
    district to comment on the new TeachinAlabama
    statewide eApplication and business rules
  • ALSDE has contracted for SearchSoft professional
    training for every district in Montgomery

  • TeachinAlabama offers a uniformed, statewide
    paperless application on the Internet with
  • Advanced Recruiting Techniques
  • Proactive Marketing
  • Data Mining of HQT candidates and
  • Acceleration of the Selection Hiring Process
  • TeachinAlabama will enable us to attract and then
    expedite hiring, especially of our home grown
    students seeking to teach the next generation of
    Alabama students

  • ALSDE looks forward to providing state of the art
    technology to establish a competitive edge in the
    recruitment, selection, and hiring process
  • This is a collaborative effort with all of the
    Alabama AASPA districts
  • Upon implementing the new Alabama statewide
    Certified eApplication, ALSDE looks forward to
    your input on future directions to enhance
    additional hiring process (i.e., classified)