Having a strong organizational culture aligned with an education organization's values and mission is critical for success. An organization's culture has a strong influence on success because it impacts decisions made about human resources, budget, and beyond. On an individual…
What is the hardest part of being a leader in the education sector? Leaders are the last to know anything! When leaders don't get feedback from their teams, they cannot make the adjustments they need to make an organization thrive.…
If you find yourself in a situation where one or more of your team members will be working remotely for the first time, you need to know how to effectively lead them from a distance and set them up for…
One of the best ways to fill a job is by keeping valuable employees from leaving their positions in the first place. Recruiting is only half the battle; once you hire them, you need to work just as hard on…
Working in education, it’s important we’re always learning the best ways to build our professional skills so that we can better serve our children and the communities in which we operate.
According to The Balance Careers, Managers and Supervisors value employees with these top professional skill sets: planning, organizing, leading, coordinating, directing and managing.
If you’re interested in sharpening your skills and would like guidance on how to strengthen your competencies, we have seven specific self-management skills (and resources) that will help you become a more confident, calm and valuable contributor to your team.
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Whether your career-to-date is in ed-tech, sports, policy, government, non-profit, schools, or the private sector, at WorkMonger, we believe you can use your expertise and influence to impact a child’s education positively.
In this blog, we highlight 12 innovative, inspirational leaders in education who work tirelessly to provide the support, resources, and valuable lessons needed to better the education sector.
If you’ve ever hired someone, you know how the process starts. With your dream candidate in mind, you eagerly write out the job description. Master’s Degree. Ten years of total work experience and five years in a similar field. Management experience. Strong track record of success in a similar role. The list goes on. When you’re finally done, you step back, read the description, and smile. This person would be awesome!
Of course they would. When has someone dreamed up a candidate that would be terrible in a role? So, what’s the problem with setting the bar so high? Simple. This candidate doesn’t exist. Or, if they do, you’re likely to have a very hard time finding them or not be able to afford them.
Hiring in the education space is hard. As employers, hiring managers, and human capital professionals in this sector, it’s imperative that we find candidates that not only align with our job descriptions, but that also line up with the mission and values we hold dear.
Sometimes, the process of finding such individuals can seem painful. But with each hire, we uncover valuable lessons that make the hiring process a little less daunting, a little more streamlined and much more successful. In this blog, we explore four common hiring traps we often see education employers fall into and how to avoid them.
We had such a great time attending Teach for America’s School Leaders of Color Conference this year. We created a list of the most profound quotes we heard throughout the day, thanks to our fellow conference attendees. Here is a sneak peak of what we experienced.