Do extra efforts in the first several months of courtship help relationships last longer? Or, should someone entering a new relationship simply rely on spontaneity and allow fate take over? No this isn’t an article about dating. It is about the beginning of the employee/ employer relationship in school districts. More specifically, I want to focus on effective onboarding for teachers. We … [Read more...]
Total Rewards in School Districts: What are They and How to Use Them to Recruit & RetainTalent
“How much will I make?” This is likely the first question and largest determining factor that prospective talented teachers will try to determine before they choose their next school district employer. School districts that lead their local market in wages proudly flaunt starting salaries and their willingness to pay more than competing districts, while those who lag their local market often … [Read more...]
8 Effective Strategies to Recruit Teachers This Spring: (And is Strategy #5 an Acceptable Strategy)??
If you are recruiting teachers it's important to make sure you are using effective hiring practices. We are providing a free resource to help you ensure you are using fair and reliable hiring processes. As we discuss in our last strategy, hiring effective teachers is one of your best recruiting tools. This packet of resources provides: A best practice guide to managing perceptions of … [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...]
Why Do Teachers Quit? : How Exit Interviews and Exit Surveys Can Help Retain Good Teachers.
(We recently put together a podcast on this article. You can listen online or subscribe to the K12 HR Solutions Podcast on iTunes.) If you would like even more information about how to retain teachers and reduce teacher turnover, click on the button below and we will send you a few exit survey sample questions we use when developing exit surveys for school districts as well as three research … [Read more...]
How to Write Job Postings for Teachers
"Help wanted: Classroom Teacher." This hardly qualifies as a job posting within a school district. Surprisingly, many job openings fail to reveal critical information that applicants need to determine if they are qualified and interested in open teaching positions. When trying to determine how to write job postings for teachers, you may consider the following tips. My Postings for Teachers … [Read more...]
Best Practices for Hiring and Recruiting Effective Teachers
I grew up in the country so a fishing analogy in reference to hiring and recruiting the best teachers for your school district seems fitting. When school districts need to fill open positions of teachers and administrators they often use one method, job postings. A job posting for a teaching position is one way to broadcast positions within the school district, but that doesn't make it the … [Read more...]