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March 20, 2015

Who Decides? What Every District Should Consider in Designing an Effective Hiring System

Should the hiring practice be centralized and run by central office or decentralized and managed by building leaders? Guest author, Tony Bagshaw, explores both sides of the argument.

March 02, 2015

Going Big: Teacher Recruiting Goes National

The topic of teacher recruitment has moved from a concern of most districts to an emergency. Thus, districts are trying new and innovative things when it comes to recruiting great talent. Have we entered a new era of teacher recruitment?

February 17, 2015

7 Steps for a Balanced Recruitment AND Retention Strategy

Guest author Tracy Najera believes that all students should have equitable access to excellent educators! How do talent managers achieve this? By taking a balanced approach to the development and implementation of a recruitment and retention strategy.

May 05, 2014

Recruit and Retain or Attract and Engage?

Should you recruit and retain staff or attract and engage them? Is this just a shift in semantics or an important change for 2014 and beyond?

March 10, 2014

Recruiters Aren't Just Looking at Your Resume

Recruiters are not just looking at your resume anymore, they're checking out your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages. What kind of things do you post and how is that making a difference in your job-future?

July 24, 2013

New Report Examines Direction of K-12 Leadership

Today, the nonprofit Education Pioneers released The Invisible Lever: A Profile of Leadership and Management Talent in Education, an analysis of the current state of leadership in K-12 public education. The report offers three major findings developed using survey responses from more than 1,300 alum...

April 28, 2013

Gender Gaps in STEM-Related CTE Programs

When I was a little girl my mom and dad always told me I could be anything I wanted to be if I worked hard to get there; a scientist, writer, doctor, mathematician, professor, etc. I luckily grew-up in a home where my gender never predicted my future. And as an engineer, my mom made sure I knew that...

August 04, 2012

WANTED: 'Irreplaceables'

On July 30, The New Teacher Project (TNTP) released a report called "The Irreplaceables," which looks at teachers who are "so successful they are nearly impossible to replace, but who too often vanish from schools as the result of neglect and inattention." The full report is available on TNTP's webs...

July 05, 2012

HR Skills Are In Demand

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently reported that there is a shortage of HR professionals. The news doesn't surprise me as more organizations and industries start to realize the importance of a highly skilled, strategic HR function. Many districts, for example, are hiring HR profe...

June 22, 2012

Promote Internally or Hire Externally?

Business leaders, school districts, and HR professionals have long debated whether it is better to promote internally or hire externally. Some districts I have worked with will only promote current teachers to fill a vacant principal position, while others regularly look to hire candidates from outs...

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