If hiring in your local school district has become a popularity contest and you worry that references and who you know has too much influence on decisions, it's time to outsource the hiring for your schools. If you have current positions to fill throughout your grade schools through high school, it's time to get some professional help.
Not only do you want help because you don't want the staff picking friends of people they know, but also because you want the best educators you can get for the jobs. Here are a few things the staffing agency can provide.
The staffing agency already has a data base that is filled with applicants looking for full time work, some looking for long term substitution work like a maternity fill in, and for those that just need temporary work. This way, you can get the exact person for the job you need right away when you need it, and they can give you the final list of applicants. You don't have to spend a lot of time to get the applicants quickly.
The staffing agency does all of the work for you, and they thoroughly investigate everyone that is in their database. This means they have already verified:
- Proof of licensing
- Educational background
- Criminal records
You could even ask the agency to do drug testing. If you don't have time to go through and check the resume of every single person that applies for a job, the staffing agency does a thorough job and saves you the time.
When an education staffing agency goes through applicants, they aren't looking for familiar last names, past students, or how someone looks. Instead, they are looking at names on a paper and the credentials that the person has to be the best teacher for the position they need to fill. This is one of the best parts of using a staffing agency.
If you are wondering what you can do to get the teachers that you need to help fill the vacant positions in your district, but you worry that there are too many opinions and friends of friends getting hired, it's time to outsource your staffing needs to the professionals. Talk with the people in the district that would approve this and find a staffing agency that can help you with all the hiring decisions you need to make.