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 8: On-Site Interviews
“Hire slowly and release quickly.”
Do you remember your first on-site teaching interview? What I didn't realize about that first interview was that interviewing is a two-way street. The employer is striving to sort candidates for the best hire, and the candidates are trying to decide if this is the best job for them. On-site job interviews are stressful situations, but with planning, the stress can be reduced and objective data can be gathered to make an informed decision about who to hire.
The most important thing to remember about on-site interviews is that the only questions that can be asked are ones that ascertain the candidate's past experience, expertise, training, and knowledge of the skills needed for the job. ...