Monthly Archives: November 2010

Getting bang for your advertising buck

Schools by their nature are often isolated in residential, rather than commercial, areas and the lack of flexibility in the school day means that school staff do not have the opportunity to network with staff from other (competing?) schools as frequently as staff in other (predominantly CBD-based) professions. Continue reading

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Small is beautiful – but expensive and impractical

The model for fund allocation to independent schools is still heavily criticised and held to be largely responsible for the substantial operating surpluses that many of these schools post annually, not to mention the superb facilities – Performing Arts Complexes, multi-sport Centres – on offer. Continue reading

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The hidden costs of school recruitment

A recent article in BRW magazine estimated the cost of a bad hire at over $60,000 once the direct and indirect costs of the above activities have been factored in. Clearly it is essential to ensure that you are employing best practice recruitment processes. Many schools now employ HR managers to oversee the recruitment function and it has been standard practice to engage recruitment consultants to conduct a nationwide – even worldwide – search for a new Principal. Continue reading

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