You might be wondering who Fusion Education People Solutions (FEPS) are and what they can do to help you as a leader working in education. Let’s get the back story to FEPS….
Fusion Education People Solutions started out with our Managing Director, Kathryn Birch, who worked as a school business manager and consultant for 7 years before creating her own business. You could say school business management and education HR is our pedigree, offering HR services and software with the added value of it being bespoke to education is what makes Fusion Education People Solutions stand out. Kathryn set up FusionHR, our HR services, in 2011 and the remit of services only grew bigger from there. Her team and business leaders have all worked in education for many years, understanding the full breadth of people and business challenges in school, colleges, and Trusts.
With FusionHR continuing to provide sharp and outcome-driven HR advice, consultancy, investigations, and legal services, Kathryn felt it was time to address another battle facing education across the UK, staff absence. Teacher and education staff absence can have a snowball effect on the quality of education for our children as well as skyrocketing supply costs. This means schools, colleges and Trusts are having to focus valuable budgets on supply costs instead of improvements directly related to students. Our Managing Director felt there needed to be a solution to help manage this efficiently and accurately…
This is where SAM was launched in 2015. SAM, Staff Absence Management, is a cloud-based system produced to track absence, provide trigger watchlists, manage return to works and much more. SAM helps our customers reduce staff absence and save money through consistent and fair absence processes and policies. Why not try SAM’s cost saving calculator? You might be surprised at the savings you could make!
SAM was so successful with our customers but there was something extra needed…
Meet SAMpeople, the holistic HRIS bespoke to education, piloted in 2020 and launched in 2021. With our depth of knowledge in education HR, the team at Fusion Education People Solutions knew they could provide something revolutionary and that’s how SAMpeople was born. Built and designed by education HR specialists, SAMpeople provides full circle people management from hire to retire. SAM is now a module of the HRIS and can be purchased alone or as part of SAMpeople to create a fully integrated HRIS people solution. SAMpeople provides modules for:
- Employee information
- HR case management
- SAM – Staff Absence Management
- Performance management
- Compliance tracker
- Training and CPD
- HR reporting
- Employee portal – MySAM
- Single Central Record
SAMpeople is loved by schools and Trusts for its extensive reporting and keeping everything in one place. Gone are the days of ring binders, piles and piles of paper and excel spreadsheets. With the latest addition of our Single Central Record module, there is no need to manage anything outside of SAMpeople, helping to reduce duplicate information and errors when editing.
Now.. there’s one more thing missing to create that end-to-end solution for people management. We have covered hire to retire but what about before an employee has been hired? This is where we launched FACE-Ed, the education safer recruitment system.
Our FusionHR team frequently deliver Safer Recruitment training sessions with our Accredited Trainers, and we understand the amount of work required when it comes to recruitment in education to ensure Safer Recruitment and Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance is followed. FACE-Ed was built and designed with Safer Recruitment at the forefront of the development.
How does this help me, you may ask?
FACE-Ed is an end-to-end recruitment system built with the same cloud-based software as our SAMpeople and SAM systems. FACE-Ed supports you from vacancy creation to final offer and onboarding, with templates, automations, and application scanning software to ease the workload and pressure from recruitment. The system links directly to our HRIS, SAMpeople, so new hires can be pushed into an employee profile in SAMpeople.
Why do schools, colleges and Trusts need FACE-Ed?
- Developed by Safer Recruitment Accredited Trainers and education HR specialists,
- Boasts automatic application scanning, reducing the risk of unsuitable recruitment,
- Allows Trust level overview across all school vacancies,
- Safer Recruitment process compliant,
- Keeps candidates engaged with a direct messaging portal and keep communication organised within the system,
- Provides a fair and transparent process, following KSCiE guidance,
- Prompts onboarding requirements to be Section 1 and SCR compliant,
- Traffic light style progress chart helps keep recruitment on track,
- Candidates can sign and return documents in minutes through the portal.
We now support over 1000 schools and 100 Multi-Academy Trusts under our Fusion Education People Solutions umbrella. Our customers tell us that ‘we just get it’. We exist to help you to drive impactful school improvement through a range of intervention tools and techniques. Our people advice and people software are outcome and results driven as we always put children’s education and futures at the heart of our solutions.
Why not meet the people behind Fusion Education People Solutions in a bespoke consultation session? Book today, we would love to meet you!