Finding amazing staff to hire seems like a never-ending task. Do you give a job to the applicant who is “ok” or do you wait for the candidate who is “amazing?” With labour shortages at an all-time high, we need to get creative about where we can find the best candidates. Check out my top 5 tips for finding the best Educators to hire.
- The best Educators will come from your personal network, not job sites
Building your personal network is the best way to find amazing Educators to hire. Personal networks can be developed through attending conferences, training and networking opportunities.
- The best people to hire are working for you already
Succession planning is key to reducing the number of Educators you have to hire. Everyone should be performing in their role and learning another role at all times. Educators should always be on a progression path, therefore when someone resigns you have options to promote people into the role.
- Create an EVP
An Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is a collection of offerings provided by a service in return for the skills, capabilities and experiences an employee brings to the organization. Think; personal interest budget, gym membership, performance-based pay, opportunities for professional development.
- Hire on attitude and train the skills
An applicant that has the right attitude toward parents, children, and teamwork is more important hiring someone who has the qualifications but has the wrong attitude. Sure, this is hard given the qualifications requirements in the regulations; however, the principle still runs true.
- Create a networking meeting in your local area
If your service is well known and respected in the local area, you’ll find it easier to attract high performing staff. Try holding shared professional development sessions or networking meetings and invite the local services.
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