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EdTech firm records high-growth year due to demand for HR software innovation

Compliance and HR software provider for the education sector, Every, has recorded its best performing year to date – doubling its employee count to 65, and seeing 10% of its existing 3,800-client base invest in its education-focused HR solution.

A tech innovation in which Every invested £1m and 20,000+ man-hours.

Since launching in September 2019, there are now HR leaders across more than 300 UK institutions using the technology to streamline and centralise their operations, as the pandemic continues to drive digital transformation in the education sector.

Commenting on the company growth and market demand, Every’s CEO and co-founder, Ian Bond, said: “Tech adoption among the UK’s schools, colleges and universities has accelerated due to Covid-19, and this is a trend that we’ve definitely seen with our customers.

“The home-working shift has encouraged the education sector to look towards technology as an enabler, and while there’s been lots in the news about this in a classroom-teaching sense, there’s been little narrative about how it can help site managers and HR teams.

“Maintaining compliance while off-premises, keeping updated on government legislation changes, communicating with employees, and being in tune with staff wellbeing are all vitally important, to keep learning environments – be those physical or virtual – running smoothly.”

Prior to the HR module’s roll-out, there were 50 schools across the UK which had pre-ordered the solution – the first being 27-school multi academy trust, Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust, in Middlesbrough. 

And in the first 12 months of its existence, over 300 customers had invested in the software.

Director and co-founder, Adam Watson, added: “The fact that so many schools signed up for the software before it was launched to the wider market is not only representative of sector demand, but also the brand trust and strength of our client relationships we’ve build up over the last decade. 

“We’re so proud to be part of the national enablement programme – helping institutions across the country to harness the benefits of technology both on and off campus.

“The launch of the HR module has been a pivotal milestone in Every’s history, and we’re really looking forward to growing the company and supporting even more schools and colleges with their digital transformation projects over the coming months.” 

As well as helping institutions digitise their operations, Every has also provided over 100,000 minutes of CPD-accredited e-Learning content for site management and HR staff over the last year – helping them to keep abreast of learning and development when working remotely.

Every is the tech solution of choice – for compliance and HR teams – for circa 3,800 institutions across the UK, ranging from single schools to multi-academy trusts.

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