Overview of Assessment

Assess Recruitment & Retention

Gather Data

Build a Recruitment Team

Develop a Recruitment & Retention Plan

Measure Effectiveness of Recruitment & Retention Efforts




Assess Recruitment & Retention

Before you start any change effort, it is essential to know where you are. By investing some time and energy to discover your district's strengths and weaknesses, to explore trends, and to hear from diverse viewpoints, you will be in a better position to identify and prioritize where you want to make changes. Here are some suggestions for getting started on assessing your recruitment and retention needs:

  • Decide who should be involved in assessing your recruitment and retention needs. The more viewpoints you can include, the more accurate your assessment will be.

  • Determine whether you need to do some preliminary assessment before forming a recruitment team or whether conducting a comprehensive assessment should be the first work of your recruitment team.

  • Use the assessment tool to help guide your thinking.

  • Be prepared to gather data during the assessment process.

The reports of the Pleasant Grove Elementary School Recruitment and Retention Committee include outcomes of multiple assessment processes and final recommendations.

Recruitment & Retention Assessment Tool : a tool to help you assess multiple aspects of recruitment and retention, to help you decide what other information you may need, and to help prioritize your efforts.

Jim O'Laughlin, Recruitment: a comprehensive approach, Leadership, Jan, 2001

Teacher Recruitment and Retention Checklist, UK Department for Education and Skills

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