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.
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Having a great selection process can ensure your organization is using the right measures to pick the best candidates. Yet, if your organization is considering a selection test from a vendor or designing one in house, proceed with caution as a misstep could be costly!
March 27, 2014
Are You Likeable? You success may depend on it as "likeability" can have an important impact on everything from marriage to job interviews to healthcare.
December 30, 2013
Guest blogger, Naima Khandaker, explores the 2012 PISA results and dives into how high-performing systems are prioritizing their resources in order to be successful.
April 04, 2013
While researching compensation data last week, I stumbled upon some interesting information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about the relationship between degrees, earnings, and employment. It is no surprise to see in the chart below that educational attainment is a strong predictor of employmen...
November 21, 2012
Andrew Ansoorian contributed to this blog. Andrew is a 15 year human capital practitioner and is currently the Director of Human Resources for Shenandoah County Public Schools in Virginia. Andrew believes the "true test of one's character isn't how one handles adversity, but how one handles power." ...
August 01, 2012
A hot topic of debate (yes, debate) at my office, and within Human Resources departments across the country, is what tools and practices should and shouldn't be used in the selection process. For example, is GPA a good or bad indicator of someone's future potential? Credit checks are also a measure...
June 22, 2012
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...
May 31, 2012
Melanie Wightman, a School Improvement Specialist at Battelle for Kids, contributed to this post. Melanie works with teachers and principals to understand connections between fostering student growth and implementing the Common Core State Standards. Melanie has been in education since 1975 and belie...
April 07, 2012
Naima Khandaker, Battelle for Kids Human Capital Specialist, contributed to this post. Naima is a former teacher and current education policy nerd who believes that one day soon, education will be great for all kids. The ultimate goal of hiring is to bring to an organization or position high perf...