Recruiting and Selecting Teaching Staff: A Strategic Approach

By Jonathan Owen

Teachers can make or break an educational institution. For this reason, the process used to recruit them is critical to a school’s overall success (Meador, 2017). Yet, as Yaffe (2015) points out, the teacher-hiring process is sometimes rushed and ad hoc, which could have far-reaching consequences. Therefore, a strategic managerial approach to both recruitment and selection of teaching staff is crucial. To hire the best teachers possible, school managers should focus on two key processes: the recruitment process and the selection process. The objective of the recruitment process is to attract . . .

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