Overview of Assessment

Assess Recruitment & Retention

Gather Data

Build a Recruitment Team

Develop a Recruitment & Retention Plan

Measure Effectiveness of Recruitment & Retention Efforts




Build a Recruitment Team

Recruiting and retaining educators for your district is not a one person job. Building an ongoing recruitment program is the responsibility of everyone in a school community. A recruitment and retention team can help to:

  • Identify the strengths and challenges of recruitment and retention in your district;

  • Set short and long term goals for improving recruitment practices;

  • Ensure an organized approach to your recruitment efforts;

  • Make sure that recruitment and retention becomes an ongoing priority for your district;

  • Bring skills, knowledge, and energy to the district to implement successful recruitment and retention practices.

Who Should be on Your Recruitment Team?

Your Recruitment Team will be more effective if it includes a diverse mix of people from the school community. The best compostion of the Team for your district will depend on your specific needs. Here are some possibilities:

District Personnel:

  • Recently hired educators
  • Veteran educators
  • Administrators
  • Human Resource personnel
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Union Representatives

From the Community:

  • School Board Members
  • Parents
  • Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Representatives
  • Business Leaders
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Retired Educators
  • Representatives of Civic Organizations: Rotary, AAUW, etc.
  • Human Resource Professionals

Recruitment Team Planning Worksheet : A template to help determine who should be on a Recruitment and Retention Team.

Tips for Developing a Recruitment & Retention Team: An overview of considerations for developing a team

The Alamance-Burlington School System in North Carolina
had a Board of Education appointed recruitment committee comprised of citizen leaders whose purpose was to study the issues of teacher recruitment and retention and to make recommendations to the Board of Education. Their website chronicles the process, activities and final recommendations of the committee.

The UCLA School Management Program's Effective Meetings Produce Results series provides techniques and guidelines to make meetings more productive, set the stage for building community, and accomplishing multiple goals and objectives.

Minimize the Risks of Aimless and Unproductive Committees
School Administrator,  Sept, 1997  by William M. Powers


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