Today’s K-12 districts need the flexibility to keep HR and talent management processes running from anywhere, any time
With more schools and districts turning to remote and distance learning, HR teams also need the ability to work virtually. When you can’t be on site, you still need to keep vital HR and talent management functions running remotely.
To keep those processes running smoothly, anywhere, and under any circumstances, a flexible HR software solution is beneficial.
Most school operations rely heavily on the HR office. When there are unexpected interruptions that affect your operations (like school closures), it’s important to maintain continuity of your most critical functions. For HR, that means finding and hiring quality teachers while supporting your existing staff with professional development and secure employee records.
Using the right technology can enable smoother, safer HR operations immediately, in any environment. A solidly built, web-based HR edtech system can help schools weather any storm and maintain fluid services without a hitch. And when you can’t go into the office, you can always go online from anywhere to keep things running.
Here are 3 ways that today’s schools and districts can keep talent management and HR functions operating virtually to support staff needs and success when in person, manual, or paper-based HR processes may not be possible.
1. Conducting professional development and learning remotely
Educator learning and advancement doesn’t have to stop just because teachers aren’t in the office. HR software tools can provide an online professional development management system and virtual courses, so work can be done remotely. Advanced HR systems even let you move professional learning community (PLC) meetups to digital forums—meaning educators can collaborate on the best remote learning practices they’re observing.
2. Virtual recruitment and hiring
Face-to-face interaction goes hand in hand with finding and hiring new K-12 staff. And with the right technology, you can keep that critical, personal piece of the process through video interviews and web conferencing to conduct virtual interviews. You can also use online job boards, candidate assessment tools, and applicant tracking resources remotely to make sure you’re getting the right people for your classrooms.
3. Remote employee onboarding and employee records access
When you can’t meet with new hires physically, HR edtech software can provide all the materials and processes for employees to go through onboarding on their own, from the comfort and safety of their own home. Digital document management and checklists can help ensure your new hires complete all of the required documentation online while nothing slips through the cracks. Once they’re able to come into the school, they’ll be ready to start—without wasting time on paperwork and processes.
It may also be critical to renew teacher contracts during this time. A digital renewal process that helps you send out contracts, then records an acceptance or decline, and collects signatures digitally, will really help streamline this key process.
Prepare your district to virtually manage HR
Working on site is ideal, but when it’s just not possible, there’s no reason for HR operations to suffer. With the right HR and talent management software solution, you can keep your essential services going to help deliver school and student success.
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