School administrators are rarely trained in hiring strategies, yet a school's faculty is pivotal for student success. Principals, assistant principals, and personnel directors all need this book as a guideline and blueprint for their hiring. Often educators rely on ‘gut’ feelings to hire new teachers and there has to be a better way.
Chapter 3: Recruiting and Advertising
Recruiting and Advertising
“One strand of research on teacher hiring has focused on understanding how recruitment messages influence applicants’ perceptions of jobs and their desirability.”
“‘Truth in advertising’ should be the mantra of anyone writing a job advertisement for a teaching position. Then again, if all of the duties and responsibilities were listed, along with all of the challenges, would anyone apply for the job? Advertising should be the first step in what so many employers call ‘finding the perfect fit.’”
Where to Recruit
Because teaching is considered a “family-friendly” profession, never forget to recruit new teachers from the local pool, as many teacher education students want to live near where they call home. By ...