Instantly see the accurate availability of any temporary, part-time, volunteer, workers
Offer work directly and let any agencies know your choice
Always secure the best available workers
Remove the pain of chasing contacts and agencies to see who is available.
Instantly see your preferred workers availability, send job offers and select the best applicants.
Manage your temp staffing, quality, performance and risk.
Is it right for you?
Designed for schools, academy trusts, local authorities talent pools, supply teachers non-teaching supply staff, charities, working with part-time, temporary, volunteers, freelance and casual workers.
Why use updatedge?
To manage your temp staffing, quality, performance and risk.
Rather than having an external agency determine your staffing quality and performance risk.
What does it cost?
updatedge is a subscription service with complimentary 24/7 access for all schools & academy trust schools.
Any organisation can use the free online service for an unlimited duration along with the mobile app for workers to see offers, share their skills and availability.
Create an account at the updatedge portal
Go to https://portal.updatedge.com and create a new account.
Please use your normal organisation domain email address to enable sharing with colleagues.
If you chose to register with an email rather than one of the social providers you will be required to verify your email account.
Shows a summary of the status of your account…
See your contacts are availability and send instant offers.
Create Your Own Network
Invite all your preferred workers to share their availability with you…
Your staff contacts download the free mobile app to maintain and share their latest availability schedule with all thier contacts.
See your contacts latest availability…
Search by date/s and times, by skills or within groups.
Send instant job offers to any or all of your contacts.
Select from those that apply and confirm to them and any mutual agencies.
Top Tip: Group contacts into skill lists
This allows you to select different skill lists to choose staff from. So for example you might have separate lists for chefs, waiters and house keepers…
See What Businesses Are Saying
Luke Chapman - Managing Director
We started using the free updatedge service some time ago – at first we were not sure how helpful it would be but having encouraged all our workers to use the service its been brilliant. Our workers say they have saved loads of time and feel more in control. We have certainly benefited no longer spending hours chasing people.
The dashboard tells us when our preferred workers are available and the accuracy score tells us how confident we can be. It has really helped our team they are now talking about opportunities to available people rather than chasing around to fill vacancies.
What’s really nice is that anybody can use it for free and any number of users and contacts can been connected – this means we are able to get the right temporary staff that we need and can book them in advance. And it doesn’t matter which agency they come through either.
Roger Weston - Operation Manager
It has been really helpful and has saved us loads of time, our consultants are much better informed and are not calling around endlessly asking for availability updates. We took the decision to use the automated feed to our system and this has been wonderful by removing more admin from the process which has reduced our costs even further. Having more accurate information has improved our assignment ratios and we are delighted.
Sophie Rayworth Headteacher, St. Mary's Secondary School
As a relatively large school we often need to use supply teachers. We have preferred supply teachers and agencies and have typically called a few agencies to find us the teachers we prefer. Sometimes this works well but often we get supply teachers that haven’t worked at the school and are not to the standard of teaching we want.
updatedge was introduced to us by a few of our supply teachers so we thought we would give it a go. I have to say it has been outstanding. We can now see when our preferred teachers are available and can send them offers when we need them. Once agreed we simply send a confirmation to our mutual agency for their assignment confirmation notice as normal and to make sure we meet the Ofsted obligations too.
Its been really helpful we’ve added all our supply teachers to updatedge and they all update us with no effort at all. Whenever we need a supply teacher we use updatedge to check out which of our preferred teachers is available and send them an offer. They love it and so do we. Amazingly its all free too.
Working with agencies – who has control
Agencies tend to decide who will be offered work and who you will get, giving you little control or choice.
updatedge changes this – you decide who works with your business and you let your agency know by requesting a formal assignment confirmation, all automatically.
Knowing who is available in your network gives you choice and control and couldn’t be easier.
You can see when each of your contacts last updated their availability
See who is available, choose who you want, make them job offers instantly