Tailored to the needs of the educational sector, HR software for schools can help any educational institution operate as smoothly as possible. From safeguarding to self-service functionality such as absence management, there are a wide range of benefits HR software can provide a school.
Ciphr HR is an intuitive HR system that helps schools and academies to manage their people more effectively. Ciphr HR can be configured to manage staff with multiple roles and complex work patterns across multi-academy trusts and provides a comprehensive safeguarding module that allows for easy tracking and reporting of background checks. HR can develop and motivate school staff with Ciphr HR’s robust talent management and LMS functionality, and can improve recruitment and onboarding processes with Ciphr iRecruit and Ciphr Onboarding.
Enter any absence via self-service functionality
Review and accept school-wide policies
View and update their own objectives
Access online payslips
Record and report on safeguarding information for staff including background checks, and safer recruitment training
Manage and report on absences, including holidays and sick leave
Process payroll based on pay spines and multiple roles, as well as teachers’ pensions
Apply system rules, branding, information and access levels across a multi-academy trust
Improve recruitment and onboarding processes for new staff
Keep accurate safeguarding records and trigger automated alerts to ensure these are kept up to date, enabling HR to comply with regulatory requirements and maintain a single central record (SCR). Record checks that you carry out against each staff member, such as right to work checks, or go further and use Ciphr’s identity and background checks functionality to run extensive background checks using Ciphr’s integration with Experian, including enhanced DBS checks and occupational history checks.
Ciphr HR gives your people the ability to manage their own profiles and make any changes to personal information. As well as staff uploading documentation, policies that may be crucial to your school can be uploaded to Ciphr HR and distributed to your staff, for mandatory approval.
Ciphr HR comes with powerful absence management functionality. Staff can book holidays and enter any sick leave, from anywhere, and see who else is off in the team – ideal for teachers working different work patterns, as they can enter the times and dates they were absent. In turn, HR can verify and report on all absence requests.
Manage staff performance reviews and set objectives to match your school’s goals with Ciphr’s talent management functionality, as part of Ciphr HR. Report on the progress of your objectives to fall in line with the government’s educational standards and create dashboards to analyse data.
HR can better understand any staff training needs with a review and objective-setting process that can help to keep staff motivated and on track.
With Ciphr LMS, your staff can keep on top of the latest trends and learning topics with access to eLearning libraries, enabling them to quickly upskill and self-learn. The system supports a wide range of learning content, including visual learning journeys, while training can be personalised to suit your training goals.
Ciphr HR can be integrated with other specialist solutions, to give you even more flexibility and opportunities for now and the future. For instance, integrate with your school management information system, and improve accuracy with a single source of truth for data about your staff.
“Asking people to record their holiday and absence themselves through Ciphr HR has helped with the engagement.”
HR software for schools empowers HR teams with self-service functionality so that staff can book and manage absences and keep their information current. HR can manage regulatory requirements in schools and ensure that all staff has the necessary background checks. With a single central record, specialist HR software for schools streamlines all people management processes and removes the need for the rekeying of data in different systems.
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