We’re all too familiar with the teacher shortage affecting school districts around the world. Simply put, there are not enough teachers to keep up with the growing student population. So, outside of forcing college students to major in education, what can school administrators and K12 recruiters do to hire quality teachers?
The answer lies in innovating the recruiting practices currently in place. Even as school districts struggle to fill open vacancies, they’re still relying on old school applications (which most times take a couple of hours to complete), phone screens, and paper resumes to attract and screen candidates. As famously said by Albert Einstein, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.”
The infographic below explores the main challenges preventing school districts from recruiting quality teachers their students deserve and provides a starting point for how to innovate your teacher recruitment process to reach 30% more candidates. If you’d like to learn more about the importance of hiring quality teachers, don’t forget to also check out our recent blog post, “A Good Teacher Can Change Everything: Hire Your Favorite Teachers.”
Monique Mahler is the VP, Marketing at interviewstream. She is an avid researcher of facts, a self proclaimed marketing geek, and an equestrian in her spare time.