After the pandemic, we saw a widespread shift in public perception of what work is, how individuals should be compensated, and how much employees are willing to put up with. Staffing shortages are ubiquitous. During this Great Resignation, American businesses lost more than 11 million employees by the end of February 2022.
Education isn’t spared from these shortages.
So what can educators do to ease the pain of these staffing shortages? How can we ensure that administrators and teachers aren’t going to leave in the middle of the year?
According to Forbes, there is no shortage of educators, but there are education recruitment and retention issue.
What they’re saying is that teachers and administrators are out there, but charter school districts and other school systems are struggling with recruiting these individuals and incentivizing them to continue in their positions.
To prepare for the future, education needs to be solving staffing problems as quickly and efficiently as possible, and doing so often requires expert help.
Instead of pouring through applications and spending countless hours on fruitless interviews, administrators can utilize expert partnerships to handle search and recruiting so they can focus on building an environment that reduces turnover.
Partnering with Stronger Consulting and utilizing our search and recruiting program guarantees access to a variety of highly qualified, diverse, and capable applicants to ensure that educators aren’t wasting any time on pointless interviews or risky hires.
Through healthy communication and complete transparency, Stronger Consulting will determine the kind of candidate necessary before searching through our pool of over 10,000 applicants.
While Stronger Consulting finds applicants for the job, it’s up to administrators to help create an environment that makes teachers feel comfortable and secure in their positions.
So, what kind of environment incentives longevity? Below, we’ve written two actionable tips for use concurrently with Stronger Consulting’s focus on search and recruiting.
- Open lines of communication
- Pay flexibility
Open lines of communication
Possibly the quickest way to suffer from high turnover and unfilled positions is by having poor communication. Help everyone feel heard.
One of the most common reasons for someone to leave a job is because of disagreements about pay and benefits. Although promising everyone a bigger paycheck isn’t realistic, the open lines of communication and a willingness to have these difficult discussions help create an environment where educators feel comfortable expressing themselves.
Utilizing expert partnerships for the future
Staffing shortages are hurting most businesses. You can easily prepare your school system for the future with expert partnerships.
Stronger Consulting offers search and recruiting services to ensure you have access to several qualified and diverse applicants so you can continue working on the environment.
Stop wasting time on applications you know you aren’t a good fit and contact us today to see how Stronger Consulting can help prepare you for the future.