Why Become an Accredited ‘Employer of Choice’?
Great staff make a huge difference to both the outcomes achieved by a school and the school’s culture. Attracting and retaining great staff is paramount. Superstar Teachers – dedicated, hardworking, talented staff who have a great work ethic and a terrific attitude are very much in-demand! They are highly sought after and can ‘pick and choose’ where they would like to work. To attract (and retain) such staff, it is more important than ever, that school leaders position their school to be the ‘Employer of Choice’.
What Does Being an ‘Employer of Choice’ Mean?
Being an ‘Employer of Choice’ means becoming recognised as a school that potential and existing employees want to work for, over and above others. Positioning your school as an ‘Employer of Choice’ is important as we approach a shortage of talented teachers.
Superstars want to work in a school culture where morale is high and staff feel supported. Great staff want to work in schools where they feel valued and are part of a team that is making a difference.
How to Become Accredited?
Complete the form below – and we’ll set up the Employer of Choice STAFF Climate survey
To become accredited you must meet the following criteria:-
Current member of the Happy School program
Zero RED indicators on Employee of Choice STAFF Climate survey and more than 50% of the survey indicators are GREEN
If your school does not meet the criteria, the detailed Employee of Choice STAFF Climate report provides valuable information on the emerging issues that need to be addressed to improve staff morale and become an ‘Employer of Choice’. Schools can reapply in 12 months.
How Much Does it Cost?
The fee for current Happy School members is $790 + gst – this includes the ‘Employer Of Choice’ application fee, administration and reporting of the Employee of Choice STAFF Climate survey and processing of the award. Accreditation remains valid for a 12 month period.
If your school is not yet a Happy School member, membership costs $395 + gst for 12 months. Members receive a weekly professional development article designed to boost staff morale and reduce stress, to share with staff, access to the Members’ Only bank of over 200 other Happy School articles and eligibility for the Employer of Choice accreditation.