(In this article learn the importance of this free guide. Help your district prepare for proposed changes to FLSA wage and hour laws) Update: We recorded a special podcast on FLSA Changes for School Districts to help school leaders with this topic that you can download and listen to. We have also written a more recent article on the topic of FLSA changes to school … [Read more...]
360 Degree Feedback Surveys for School Districts: Three Lessons Learned
I recently had the opportunity to speak with an organizational leader named “Scott” who had a 360 feedback survey tool administered on his behalf. While we offer 360 degree feedback surveys for school districts here at K12 HR Solutions, we did not administer this particular survey. In human resources, a 360 degree feedback survey is a tool used to anonymously collect feedback from … [Read more...]
How to Conduct a School District Human Resource Audit
Are You Setting Your School District up for a Lawsuit?: Why Job Titles Matter More than You May Think
How important are school district job titles? Unclear or inaccurate job titles may be a lawsuit waiting to happen in your school district. A couple of recent events have prompted me to spend a few minutes discussing school district job titles and considerations that districts should keep in mind as they review job classifications and job descriptions. Inaccurate, outdated, or poorly … [Read more...]
Job Descriptions for Teachers and School Districts: One of Your Greatest Assets or Largest Liabilities. Part One
If you’re a district administrator or HR professional for any length of time you may have heard, "But that's not in my job description." Are job descriptions an avenue for someone to cop-out of a task that needs to be completed or an essential requirement to understand teacher and staff member responsibilities. We often hear these questions from administrators: “Why do we need job … [Read more...]
Job Analysis for Teachers: What do You Know About what Makes Your Effective Staff Members. . . . Effective?
A reader of recently emailed me and wrote, “You include the use of a job analysis for teachers in nearly every aspect of human resources that you write about. You've written about the need for a job analysis when hiring teachers, evaluating teachers, and training teachers. Can you elaborate on what exactly a job analysis is?” I quickly looked back through the archives of this site and they … [Read more...]
Is HR an Important Player in School District Effectiveness?
Imagine your favorite sports team. When you think about what makes them effective, is it only their defense? Likely the answer is no. If a coach wants to compete they must develop their team’s abilities on both sides of the ball. Human resources are usually considered a defensive mechanism within a school district’s administrative staff. Typically, HR is used to file paperwork according to … [Read more...]