Overview of Assessment

Assess Recruitment & Retention

Gather Data

Build a Recruitment Team

Develop a Recruitment & Retention Plan

Measure Effectiveness of Recruitment & Retention Efforts




Develop a Recruitment & Retention Plan

Once you have assessed your district's needs for recruitment and retention and identified your priorities for action, you are ready to plan how to achieve your desired outcomes.

Effective planning begins with knowing what outcomes you are trying to achieve and then developing a logical pathway to achieving those outcomes. Depending on what you have identified as priorities, you may need to plan a small defined project or a complex, long-term initiative.

The University of Wisconsin Extension Service Logic Model tutorial offers an overview of developing a logic model for planning a project, whether small or large. This overview can help set the stage for a planning process that can bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.

A simple template for planning (MS Word document)

Blank logic model templates in MS Word, MS Excel and Adobe Acrobat

Innovation Network's Logic Model Builder is an interactive step-by-step on-line guide for articulating and connecting organizational or program goals, resources, activities, outputs, and outcomes. This powerful tool also allows collaborative on-line interaction among team members. You must register to use this free tool.

Examples of school district recruitment and retention plans:

Wake County, North Carolina Public School System Recruitment and Retention Plan

A review of the Venus, Texas Independent School District's Recruitment Plan

A three year Teacher Recruitment And Retention Strategy from Bournemouth, UK

Benjamin O. Canada, President’s Corner:  A Strategic View of Recruitment, School Administrator, January 2001

Nicholas I. Clement, Focus:  In Search of Legendary Teachers, School Administrator, January 2006

Recruit Illinois, No Vacancies-No Interest


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