Category Archives: Strategic recruitment

Teaching jobs overseas

Hunting for great teaching jobs in Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra can be frustrating. Perhaps it is worth weighing up the financial benefits of teaching overseas? Continue reading

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Fixed-term teaching jobs the norm?

Once again, the perennial issue of short-term contracts in the teaching profession has reared its head. An article in The Age on January 4 highlighted statistics from the Australian Education Union (AEU), including the fact that 58% of new teachers … Continue reading

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5 steps to a better CV for teachers

With the peak school recruitment period fast approaching, it is crucial that people applying for school jobs review their CV to ensure it is up to date and sells them in the best light. Whether you have been at the same school for years, or have been on the CRT merry-go-round, here are a few steps you can take to give you a better chance of landing your ideal job at a new school. Continue reading

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Short-term contracts: 5 reasons they should stay

There has been substantial coverage in the media recently about the pressure short-term contracts (STCs) place on various stakeholders. Here are 5 reasons why STCs should remain a part of the education profession. 1)      Class sizes change according to student … Continue reading

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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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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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