Strategic thinking around recruitment


Recruitment in the education sector can be a challenge, particularly in the current economic climate. Retaining talent and attracting quality candidates to your setting shouldn't just start when you have vacancies, it's part of a long-term strategy.

Your strategic thinking around recruitment should include:

What will your team look like in a year's time? Five years' time? When you have a vacancy, are you replacing like for like without consideration, or are you planning ahead to meet future needs as well as today's budget? What does your succession planning look like?

How are you making your setting attractive to candidates? Staff wellbeing is currently a very hot topic and candidates in the sector are increasingly looking for flexible options and a better work-life balance.

When you have a vacancy, where are you going to advertise your role so that suitable candidates see it? How are you going to get the best exposure for your spend?

How do you stand out from the crowd to ensure your role is seen? Do you have a recruitment pack that accurately reflects your values and offering?

Is your induction and onboarding process fit for purpose? First impressions count and early staff engagement is an important retention tool.

Keystone's team of HR professionals can provide advice on long term recruitment and retention strategy. Our HR retainer team are CIPD qualified advisors who have worked in schools and trusts, and will support your needs with knowledgeable solutions and straightforward advice.

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