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`Aims to enhance management practice in education by presenting research findings and theory from a wide range of contributors' - Skills and Enterprise Update 'This is indeed a book which could be useful to a much larger readership than the normal closed circle of those working in education' - Managing Schools Today The book presents relevant research and theory in order to enhance management practice in education. The editors' intention is to articulate good practice on the basis of evidence in educational settings. The ideas presented here are derived from international research and practice and apply to all phases of education, with the emphasis on applying research findings t

Staff Recruitment and Selection
Staff recruitment and selection
Introduction

As this whole volume is based upon the assumption that it is people who are the most important resources in an effective school or college, it is axiomatic that having the best possible staff in place is highly desirable. In strictly chronological terms, recruiting and selecting effectively is therefore the highest priority. In reality, most leaders will take up their roles and manage the staff who are already in post. They will have occasion to arrange for some to depart and to appoint others. Whatever the numbers, the importance of getting recruitment and selection right is paramount. Certainly a wrong appointment can be disastrous and costly.

This chapter examines some recent developments in recruitment and selection in education. Developments ...

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