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.
ATS' CEO, Aquila Leon-Soon, is among 17 women tapped to serve as a mentor to women entrepreneurs across New York City
NEW YORK--A diverse group of women entrepreneurs from across all business sectors will be mentoring women entrepreneurs from underserved communities in a new City program called WE Connect Mentors, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced today. WE Connect Mentors is a first-of-its-kind initiative with 17 successful women entrepreneurs participating in the program. The 17 WE Connect Mentors represent successful New York City women business owners who will provide tailored advice through in-person meetings in all five boroughs, online chats, and blog posts. The offering is part of the broader WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs NYC) initiative designed to expand the economic potential of women entrepreneurs. The City believes that supporting women entrepreneurs not only empowers women, but also uplifts entire families and communities.
July 1, 2015 (New York, NY) - Today, the New York City Small Business Services (SBS) celebrated the announcement of its newest cohort for the 2015 Corporate Alliance Program/NYCEO Mentorship Program. After a competitively selective process, Aquila Leon-Soon, Founder & CEO, was selected to participate as one of this year's mentees.
In order to help M/WBE-certified and small businesses grow, SBS has partnered with the world-renowned Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and ten corporate partners to form the Corporate Alliance Program (CAP) to develop a highly-impactful mentorship program. Some of those corporate partners include Accenture, American Express, BNY Mellon, Citi, Colgate-Palmolive and Goldman Sachs. Over the course of the 26-week mentorship program, Ms. Leon-Soon will receive business guidance and support from a successful entrepreneur.
During the course of the program, participants will meet with their mentors to work on business and leadership goals, attend learning seminars on relevant business topics presented by executives from the corporate partner organizations, as well as be advised by an executive from a CAP corporate partner on specific business challenges.
About Advance Talent Solutions
Advance Talent Solutions, a certified M/WBE firm, provides organizational consulting services. Our mission is to help our partners in the public, non-profit and business sectors by developing and executing innovative approaches to meet their human capital and organizational capacity needs.
About the EO
Since its inception in 1987, members of EO have been building a global network to serve the unique needs of the complete entrepreneur. This innovative process has sustained a growing organization that has withstood—even flourished—during times of economic uncertainty, and now with a global footprint in more than 48 countries. For entrepreneurs and founders of businesses making more than US$1 million in annual revenue, there is no better opportunity to learn and grow than the one that is provided to you through membership in EO.