New Software Aims to Improve K-12 Hiring

New Software Aims to Improve K-12 Hiring

A Pennsylvania-based software company that specializes in school workforce management unveiled a new tool recently that could help districts improve recruiting and hiring processes amid multi-state employee shortages in the K-12 space, according to Government Technology.

Districts that use the Red Rover Hiring software can receive job applications from any web-browsing device, eliminating more cumbersome application processes. Red Rover Hiring features an intuitive interface, customizable workflows, and features designed to attract and hire more K-12 candidates. The software is said to save districts time, money, and frustration while also making the application process easier for candidates.

Key features of Red Rover Hiring include:

  • Intuitive interface: A user-friendly interface that simplifies the hiring process.
  • Mobile friendly: Job candidates can apply from any device.
  • Customizable workflows: Administrators can customize workflows to meet their specific needs.
  • Consortium-focused features: Designed to meet the unique needs of consortiums.
  • Support: Red Rover’s team provides support, ensuring districts have the necessary resources to succeed.


More than 900 school districts currently use Red Rover’s time tracking or absence management software, according to the website.

As of October 2023, public school staffing was still below pre-pandemic levels in most states, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Alaska reported the largest decrease, at 15.5 percent, followed by Florida (8.2 percent), and Montana (7.3 percent). Most states reported at least slight decreases. Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, South Dakota, and Utah noted slight increases in their public school staffing levels.

Nationwide, public school staffing levels in October were down 0.17 percent compared to the same month in 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The figures pertain to all job types, not just teachers or administrators.


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