Attracting talent is more than posting a job advertisement and hoping that your dream candidate applies. It involves crafting and executing a comprehensive talent recruitment strategy and having the right people to support it. Schools that have developed a cohesive strategy continue to reap the benefit of filling vacancies earlier and faster.
A solid talent recruitment strategy begins with organizing your internal resources to support candidates at every step of the process. For many schools, there are too many or not enough people involved in the process. Principals, hiring managers and everyone in between tend to manage a part of the recruitment process without clear ownership and/or accountability. We have seen candidates drop out of the hiring process due to miscommunication, lack of clear next steps or follow-through by the hiring team.
Though it can be a daunting task, attracting the right talent for your school is achievable. For the schools that are just starting to recruit, do not have a dedicated recruitment team or seeking new tips, here is our top 7 tips to attracting talent and doing it well:
This abbreviated article originally appeared in the Colorado League of Charter Schools' magazine. Contact our team to learn more about how we can help you implement these strategies to enhance your current hiring process.