Take These 4 Steps to Improve Your School’s Hiring

Why is it key to have a strong set of hiring principles? “If you make better hires up front, you can avoid a lot of trouble down the line,” says Dan Goldhaber, vice president of the American Institutes for Research […]

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Why is it key to have a strong set of hiring principles?

“If you make better hires up front, you can avoid a lot of trouble down the line,” says Dan Goldhaber, vice president of the American Institutes for Research at the University of Washington. “Interventions don’t work, [and nobody wants to deal with] the politics around teacher dismissals.” Follow these four tips for making great hires in the first place.

 
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    1. TARGET APPLICANTS “One of the key things people conflate is the difference between recruiting and selecting,” says author Dale S. Rose. “Recruiting is extraordinarily important.” “You can’t just post a job on your website or the Internet and pray that someone qualified applies,” says Sid Camp, executive director of human resources for Georgia’s Gwinnett County Public Schools.

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