Developing a strong employer & alumni network is key to providing a high-quality careers service.
Having access to external services and extra resources enables careers services to a provide more opportunities and great careers guidance at minimal cost.
Maintaining contacts, services and SLA’s is admin intensive. Grofar takes care of this for you.
Grofar have released the Business and Alumni portals so that employers and alumni members can complete their own profiles and manage the services that they can provide your school.
Learn how to develop your Employer and Alumni network in minutes and find out what your community can do for you.
4 ways to build your employer and alumni network
1) Email & Newsletter Invite
Include the registration link in emails or your termly newsletters to Employers and Alumni. Alternatively add the link to your school email footer.
2) School Website Invite
Include the html registration link provided on your school website.
3) Email List Invite
Copy a list of email addresses and send out invites.
4) Spreadsheet Import
Provide us with a spreadsheet of existing business or alumni contacts and we will import them for you.
3 benefits that will save you time
1) Employers & Alumni manage their profiles
Employers and Alumni manage their own profiles and services and take care of the admin for you.
2) Get notified when a new Employer or Alumni registers
You will receive an in-app and email notifications when employers and alumni register.
When an employer or alumni registers you can approve or decline requests.
3) See what services are available to your careers service
Use the Business and Alumni Databases to explore the services provided. Group businesses and alumni and record interactions and engagements.
We are very excited to announce that the latest update of Grofar now connects directly to your schools MIS system. Schools using SIMS, Facility CMIS, Progresso, Bromcom MIS, Integris G2 and SchoolBase can now sync all of their student information effortlessly.
Having quick access to relevant and accurate information is core to running a successful careers programme. Grofar imports school, student, teacher and parent data seamlessly. Data is synced daily so that information is always kept up-to-date.
Grofar have partnered with Groupcall to harness the power of their ‘Xporter on Demand’ service to provide a robust and secure solution.
“We were thrilled to have Grofar choose Xporter as their integration partner from a competitive field. As a business critical partnership, Grofar are joining the UK’s most trusted and successful provider of MIS integration services and will be one of the first to utilise our next generation ‘Xporter on Demand’ service. With our support, they were able to integrate with multiple MIS in record time. The Grofar development team have seamlessly incorporated the data sharing consent process into their product which puts schools in control of the data they share. The user experience and flow to get the data moving is very slick and flexible, and simple wizard based setup puts users in full control, making them one of our more impressive integrators.”
Adrian Bantin, Partner Manager, Groupcall Ltd
This is just part of our ongoing commitment to continually improve Grofar for the Grofar community and respond to customer feedback. If you would like to find out how Grofar can connect to your school MIS please contact a member of the team on 0117 315 5261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Out More
The team have been busy collecting feedback and fulfilling our commitment to improving Grofar. We will release new features and updates every 2 weeks which I look forward to sharing with you.
I am delighted to take you through some of our recent product updates.
Careers Plan – Student Entitlement Statements
The Careers Plan generator now includes a section for you to define Student Entitlement Statements for each year groups. As with all other sections within the Careers Plan, we provide you with example text so you are not starting from scratch!
Did you know you can host the Careers Plan on your website and changes are updated automatically?
Student Passport – What Have I Learnt?
All student activity is automatically logged to their Student Passport. We have added the “What I Learnt” feature to capture student’s thoughts immediately after an activity. Students are prompted by an email and within the Student Portal to record “What I Learnt”.
Did you know you can filter the Students Database by the students who have completed Action Plans, making it very easy to identify those who have not?
One to One Meetings – Meeting Alerts
Improvements to the One to One Meeting Manager mean that you are now alerted immediately within Grofar when a student requests a One to One meeting. A new Pending Meetings tab makes it very easy to manage all new requests. We have also added the ability to easily assign Careers Advisers and meeting rooms to meeting slots.
Did you know you can set up multiple recurring One to One meeting sessions to create a flexible and open Careers Service that students can engage with at times that best suit you and them?
Business Database – Google Maps
We have integrated with Google Maps to enhance the Business Passport and allow you to get a better understanding of your business network.
Did you know that all Careers activity is recorded against a Business Passport so that you can easily maintain a full history of all Business engagement?