Having dedicated faculty is one of the biggest—ISM research indicates that it’s the biggest—indicator of student success and satisfaction. But little learning can be done in facilities that aren’t conducive to learning, as the Detroit Public Schools have found out. After recent teacher “sick outs” shutting down dozens of schools to protest lack of support and resources, news exposés have revealed serious health and safety threats to students due to deteriorating buildings.
Midyear hiring emergencies happen, well, at any time. An employee may need to leave with little or no time to prepare a replacement. To minimize the amount of downtime your school experiences during one of the busiest times of the year while mitigating potential risk of lawsuits, make sure your search aligns with these best hiring practices.
While it’s only January, hiring season is quickly approaching. To prepare you for the onslaught of résumés and cover letters, we thought we’d offer you a humorous look at some other hiring managers’ “best of the worst” employment applications, collected from every corner of the World Wide Web. Are they true? We can’t say for sure, but they’re certainly entertaining.
Q: We just got our renewal numbers for health insurance for the coming year, and they have us in the small group market. I thought that if you had 51 or more employees, you remained in the large group market. Did I receive the wrong quote?
Reviewing your employee handbook—that central document every school employee is expected to read and comply with—mid-year while you can see your school’s policies in action is always a smart idea. While you may already have some adjustments in mind for next year’s edition, we’d like to point out three policy pain points to keep in the back of your mind during your review.
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