4 things that motivate teaching candidates more than money

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Have you ever wondered whether your school is missing out on the best teaching candidates? At Teach Away , we spend a lot of talking to our candidates about how they can impress you - their prospective employer. But it’s just as important that we take the time to talk about what teachers are looking for in their next position, too. It's easy to forget that the hiring process goes both ways. Just...

How to improve your outreach and land more interviews

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I’m Sara. I’m an Education Partnerships Executive here at Teach Away, which means that every day, I talk to leaders, administrators, and hiring managers at schools around the globe. My job is to help them improve their recruitment and hiring processes through a partnership with Teach Away. In my role - assisting schools and organizations, each with idiosyncratic challenges to overcome in their...

Teacher engagement and the pursuit of happiness (Part 4)

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Ash Pugh, Director of Operations at Teach Away In the final installment of our four-part series, we look at the third part of the recruitment, onboarding and retention cycle: retention. Paving the road to retention According to Dr. Jurewicz’s research, 63% of teachers surveyed intended to stay in their current roles beyond two years. Conversely, only 43% of teachers intended to stay after year...

Teacher engagement and the pursuit of happiness (Part 3)

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Ash Pugh, Director of Operations at Teach Away In part three of our four-part series, we look at the second part of the recruitment, onboarding and retention cycle: onboarding. Recruitment is just the beginning Once you’ve signed a candidate you love, your work is done, right? Not necessarily. The truth is, your work has only just begun. At Teach Away, the average lead time between a candidate...

Teacher engagement and the pursuit of happiness (Part 2)

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Ash Pugh, Director of Operations at Teach Away In part two of our four-part series, we look at the first part of the recruitment, onboarding and retention cycle: recruitment. The ongoing cycle of teacher recruitment and retention Teacher recruitment, onboarding and retention don’t happen in a linear sequence. They are interwoven and cyclical: How well you, as a school leader, manage each stage of...

Teacher engagement and the pursuit of happiness (Part 1)

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Ash Pugh, Director of Operations at Teach Away In part one of our four-part series, we discuss the common thread that permeates throughout recruitment, onboarding and retention: happiness. Recruitment and retention go hand in hand: something I’ve witnessed time and time again throughout my decade working in international education at Teach Away. Get your recruitment strategy right, we always say...

2 recruitment metrics every international school should monitor

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“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” We’ve all heard this quote by Peter Drucker, management consultant and educator. What he means by this is that making an informed decision to improve a process requires accurate data collected from precise measurement. So, what does this mean for schools looking to bring in the right talent in today’s international education landscape? What are the...

The hiring trends you can’t afford to ignore in 2018 [on demand webinar]

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Following on the heels of our International Education Recruitment Report , Teach Away recently partnered with the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) to deliver a webinar sharing the latest trends in international education recruitment. Expert insights from leaders in international education recruitment Based on a survey of over 10,000 international educators, and a...

Teacher retention: Once you hire the perfect candidate, how do you hold on to them? [Research report]

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As the international teacher job market continues to heat up, the topic of teacher retention is undoubtedly on each and every international school leader’s mind. As well it should be: integral to building and maintaining a successful international school is attracting - and keeping - a great team of teachers on staff. At Teach Away , we’ve seen see this fact borne out time and time again;...

8 interview mistakes that can cost you great candidates

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Probably the most challenging part of the hiring process, and the area most susceptible to error is the interview itself. We all want to hire the best, but we don’t always get the best to accept our offers. At Teach Away , we empower countless teaching candidates and hiring schools to connect, both digitally and in person, every day. Although we mostly see smoothly-run interviews, we do also have...

How to recruit teachers who align with your school values and culture

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When it comes to recruiting teachers internationally, values and culture fit should be a significant factor in the decision-making process. At Teach Away , we continually stress the importance of hiring for culture and values and not only on the basis of qualifications and experience. Assessing a candidate’s potential cultural fit isn’t quite the same as measuring up skills and experiences from a...

Introducing Teach Away’s first annual international education recruiting trends report!

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“What matters most to candidates looking to teach abroad?” At a time when hiring international educators is more competitive than ever, knowing the answer to this question is critically important. That’s why, to shed light on the evolving international education hiring landscape, Teach Away recently surveyed more than 10,000 teaching candidates from our extensive community of international...