Dynamics 365 Education: A new case study - Chichester College Group
Dynamics 365 Education now with Recognition of Prior Learning module
Dynamics 365 Education latest customer news
Dynamics 365 Education latest customer news
Labour Insight latest customer news
We’re delighted to welcome a Local Enterprise Partnership; a Combined Authority, and a leading University to our list of valued Labour insight clients recently.
Dynamics 365 Education launched into Universities
The new CRM to manage Degree Apprenticeships & Employer Engagement is now available to Universities. Used widely by FE Colleges, we have developed a system better suited to HE settings.
Bradford College Chooses Active
The college is looking to replace an old on-premise system with the latest Cloud based system from Microsoft to give them the flexibility they need across all their sites.
Chichester College Group chooses Active as CRM and web portal provider
Chichester College needed an education specific CRM that would allow them to manage information easily and securely across all four Group sites.
Skills report: No Longer Optional
Employer Demand for Digital Skills. Commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.
Skills report: Visualizing the Future
Demand for 3D Graphics and Real-time 3D Across the Economy (US). Commissioned by Epic Games.
Customer news: The University of Edinburgh
15th January 2019
The University of Edinburgh are using two of our Labour Insight tools – the UK and the US versions – to give them greater market insights to develop and promote their online learning programme.
'Job readiness' more important to UK employers than academic credentials
17th December 2018
A new study by researchers at Cardiff University using Labour Insight data shows that only 18 per cent of job adverts specified a qualification requirement.
Labour Insight for International Job Markets Now Available
10th October 2018
International labour market data is increasingly being used by top UK universities for increase their global competitive edge. Labour Insight is a tool that can provide real-time labour market data to support critical decisions within higher education.
Now available: Labour Insight US, Canada, Singapore and Australia/New Zealand.
FE College of the year chooses Active as CRM supplier
5th September 2018
FE College of the Year Fareham College is the latest college to choose Active as their new Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM provider.
Trafford College Chooses Active as CRM and Portal Supplier
3rd September 2018
One of the leading providers of education and training in Manchester – The Trafford College Group – has chosen Active to supply their new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Education CRM, with Apprentice and Employer portal.
Active now offering Dynamics 365 Support-Only Service
21st August 2018
Our Dynamics 365 Support-Only Service includes four days development time; on top of year-round bug-fixes and help-desk support, all for less than £7000.
New labour market insight for Surrey County Council
10th July 2018
We’re delighted that Surrey County Council are now using our careers advise tool Careers Explorer to bring helpful and engaging careers information to residents and local training providers.
Student Talent Portal: Transforming Apprenticeships Management For Colleges
10th July 2018
You can now manage college apprenticeship placements via a new self-service web portal which gives students access to the latest vacancies; and gives employers access to the best candidate profiles within the college Talent Pool.
Mid-year Salary Snapshot: Salaries drop for 3rd year running
19th June 2018
The mean salary in the UK has dropped for the 3rd year running according to the latest data from job vacancy data tool Labour Insight. In total mean job salaries are down 4% from those advertised in 2015.
Labour Insight is the only Labour Market tool that offers real time job vacancy information, including salary by education, taken from jobs posted from the last 48 hours and going back to 2012.
Candidates with Degrees and Higher Degrees still command the highest salaries but even among these groups, the average advertised salary has fallen. Conversely, for lower paid roles specifying qualifications to GCSE / Level 2, advertised salaries have grown – by 25% since 2016.
The pressure on higher salaries is likely due to a combination of the effects of Brexit uncertainty and rising inflation according to US firm Korn Ferry.
Salary data is taken from a minimum of 539,000 job postings per annum.
The chart above contains job vacancy salary information taken from those job postings where salary and education details are specified. Many job postings do not specify this information. Total number of job postings where salary was listed is noted below.
Data for 2018 includes vacancy data up to and including 10th June 2018.
Labour Insight ™ is the largest single source of real-time Labour Market Information (LMI) available in the UK, allowing understanding of the labour market on local, regional and national terms; and to a granular level of detail. Active are resellers for Burning Glass Technologies. Contact us for a free online demonstration.
Salary information from Labour Insight may differ from ONS data which is based on the Labour Force Survey of people in employment (estimates), rather than advertised salaries.
Schools Liaison feature for Dynamics 365 Education
22nd May 2018
It’s important for Colleges to engage with schools in their local area, in order for students to make the progression into Further Education. This contact could happen in a number of ways, for example, school assemblies, Information, Advice and Guidance, open evenings or taster sessions.
Colleges should keep an ongoing record of the different interactions that they are having with potential feeder schools, so that they can then assess whether a particular event or liaison has worked well in terms of recruiting students.
A simple solution for data collection
As a result of customer demand, our Dynamics team developed the Schools Liaison feature within Dynamics 365 Education – which captures information about the schools that a college works with, and the different liaison types that have taken place. Reports can be produced from the college CRM to establish which schools most students have came from, and which liaison types worked, and which didn’t. Colleges can use this information strategically as evidence to form the basis of their recruitment activities for next year.
If you’d like to see the Schools Liaison feature, or Dynamics 365 Education as a whole, please ask a member of our team about our short online demonstrations.
North Warwickshire & Hinckley College choose Dynamics 365 for Education to help restructure their business development strategy
12th February 2018
North Warwickshire & Hinckley College recently merged with South Leicestershire College and as part of the College’s restructuring of their business development strategy, they wanted to adopt a CRM solution to structure and cement their departmental processes.
In response to their interest, the Dynamics team at Active arranged an on-site workshop with key departments to identify the key process requirements to manage Apprenticeship vacancies, candidates, Health & Safety, employer complaints, full cost courses etc. It was important to understand the type of solution they specifically needed. We were then able to produce a detailed proposal which would deliver our Dynamics 365 for Education solution, including additional bespoke workflows configured to match the College’s processes with the reassurance of the CRM’s flexibility to further configure if and when changes to Further Education protocols demand it in the future.
Based on our service, expertise and experience of delivering Microsoft Dynamics 365 into numerous Further Education Colleges, North Warwickshire & Hinckley College chose to work with Active Informatics for at least the next three years.
The British Film Institute (BFI) appoint Active Informatics as its preferred CRM provider
12th January 2017
The British Film Institute (BFI) are a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves film-making and television in the UK. Founded in 1933, the BFI award Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence & research.
As part of BFI2022, their five-year strategic plan to shape the BFI’s next chapter for film, television and moving image, the BFI have appointed Active to implement our Dynamics 365 membership solution to enhance the way they maintain contact information and improve the overall communication with their learners and alumni, through on-line digital channels, including a self-service members portal
London Metropolitan University subscribe to Labour Insight
7th December 2017
London Metropolitan University have recently subscribed to Labour Insight, our real-time Labour Market Information tool. The student recruitment team were looking to utilise real-time LMI data to help them:
- Identify new undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to meet the needs of employers and the wider economy.
- Review the modules of existing programmes; mapping to new skills that employers require from our graduates to improve outcomes.
If you’d like to see how the Labour Insight tool can benefit your University, get in touch with our HE team today for an informal chat. firstname.lastname@example.org
Labour Insight users survey
12 October 2017
Results show quality data is bringing tangible results
Labour Insight - September Update
8th September 2017
Fresh perspectives = more (labour) insight!
Labour Insight - June Update
19th June 2017
Our data pool is about to get clearer!
Labour Insight - Spring update
10th March 2017
Key changes to Labour Insight since 2nd May 2017
Active customer survey – the results are in!
On ‘likelihood to recommend to others’, we scored a fantastic 8.5 out of 10 on average!