Recruiting and selecting staffPresentation Transcript
Recruiting & Selecting Staff For a Child Care Center By: Maite Huarte
Review all application that have been submitted.
Figure out what type of person would best fit the job description.
Search for for an applicant that will fit with the centers culture.
Search for an applicant that’s comfort level will work for the centers children and families.
Use a systematic approach while screening applications.
Use screening form that covers all the requirements for the position.
Use rating scale on screening form to determine first interviews.
Use the same questionnaire for each interview.
The first question should be open ended and not be a basic yes or no answer.
Focus on previous jobs, education, hobbies, so on.
Toward the middle start with hypothetical situations and asking questions about children and center activity.
Check to see what their future plans are, are they looking for a long term or short term job?
Main point of this interview is to acquire as much information about the applicant .
DO NOT ASK APPLICANT
Ask applicant’s Date of Birth.
Spouse’s or significant others occupation
Pregnancy issues and number of children
Child care arrangements
First Interview (cont.)
If applicant seems like a good match for the center call them and invite them to a working or teaching interview.
Observe the applicant as they interact with the children or if a parent is present.
Observe their comfort level in the classroom and how they approach other staff.
Ask the applicant if they would like to do and activity with the children such as read a book.
Get an overall feel of how the applicant feels in the environment.
After all teaching interviews are conducted review all qualified applicants and hire the best that will benefit the center.
Have new employee fill out all pre-employment paperwork. Give them the paperwork for Live Scan.
Give them a tour of the center and introduce them to all staff that is there.
While on the tour introduce the children to the new teacher.
Show him/her where all the supplies are and where they will be working.
Go over all policies and procedures, philosophy of the center, personnel policies, NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, and give them the handbook which is to be read and signed.
Recruiting and selecting staff is a very important part of any child care center. These are the teachers that represent your center and make it a success. Interviewing and properly orientating your future staff is curial. At a turnover rate of one-third in the child care profession, centers can not afford to be without staff as well as interview and retrain new employees. Having the proper hiring strategies, employee orientation, philosophy of the center, and a detailed employee manual will help future employees understand what is expected from them and be able to provide that center everything they need.