Customer Success Story

Higher Education




Reduction in Recruitment advertising costs


Recruitment cost saving in year 2

University of Oxford Reduce Recruitment Advertising Costs by 72% with CoreHR

The University of Oxford is one of the world’s leading universities with 12,500 employees and over 22,000 students. Manual, paper-based systems and a lack of standardisation of HR and payroll processes across the University, resulted in silos of information and inconsistency of approach.

With the CoreHR Recruitment solution, applicants can create their own profile, search for vacancies, apply for jobs and engage with the University all through the Oxford website. Within two years of implementation, job advertising costs decreased by 72%, and a saving of £560,000 was realised.

Key Achievements with CoreHR

  • 72% saving on recruitment advertising costs
  • Improved reporting leading more effective decision making
  • Transformational change to HR processes

“CoreHR has streamlined and improved the University’s complex HR processes whilst providing a user friendly online solution that conforms to modern best practices in HR and Recruitment”

Anne Harkness, Head of HR Operations, University of Oxford

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