The Impact of Strategic Hiring

April 15, 2019 • Erin Kolecki

strategic hiring

Education Week recently reported on researchers across the country who are working to improve teacher hiring through a strategic approach to the application, screening, and interview process.

The goal of the research is to develop a system of hiring that predicts teacher longevity and effectiveness. Districts participating in the study adopt a standardized screening process for prospective teachers. Applicants are then scored based on rubrics aligned to the district’s teacher-evaluation system, helping districts make more strategic hiring decisions.

To read more about this study, visit the American Economic Association website or check out this report from Education Week.

Erin Kolecki is a compensation and HR consultant at TASB HR Services. Send Erin an email at

Tagged: "Employee performance", Hiring, Retention