How to Recruit Top Talent for the New School Year

Esteban Gomez | April 2, 2019

How is your school district ensuring that the best teacher candidates are hired more quickly? Just one bad hire can cost a district up to 2.5 times the teacher’s salary after recruiting, replacement and onboarding expenses.

In the midst of the teacher deficit, where eight percent of teachers are leaving each year to pursue other careers, it is crucial to push candidates through the funnel more quickly to make sure that your district hires the best teachers before competing districts steal them.

Wondering how exactly you can push teaching candidates through the interview process faster? Interviewing software can help school districts save time and money and hire teachers more quickly:


If you and your recruiters spend hours just on the tedious back-and-forth emails and calls to schedule interviews with teachers, consider automated interview scheduling, which allows you to eliminate those tedious emails and simply send automated invites that link with your own calendar. Candidates can then choose a time when both of you are available.


Consider on demand interviews, which allow candidates to complete digital interviews on their own time. According to LinkedIn, a principal can review 100 on-demand interviews in the same amount of time it takes to complete 15 phone screen interviews. The information gleaned from digital interviews typically reduces the average time recruiters spend reviewing applications from five hours to two hours per candidate.


In addition to on-demand interviews, you can utilize two-way video interviews and interview teachers from other districts, states or even countries, while saving time and money on the travel costs associated with bringing candidates in for in-person interviews. Two-way interviews allow you to better gauge candidates’ body language and personality than simple phone interviews.


With interviewing software, school districts and principals can screen and identify top talent in a more timely manner and offer jobs to the best teachers before competing districts even complete their interviewing process.

Interested in learning more about how interviewing software can help you recruit and hire top talent faster? Book a demo today to learn more about how interviewstream can help your school district!

About The Author

Esteban Gomez is a marketing consultant with interviewstream. He loves learning and has a passion for traveling, having visited many countries including China, Colombia, Italy, and Peru.


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