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Talk Data to Me: Absence Management During COVID-19
In the last installment of Talk Data to Me, we looked at how COVID-19 has significantly impacted K-12 hiring. Below, we will again leverage data from the Frontline Research & Learning Institute, this time to show how COVID-19 has impacted teacher absences.
Talk Data to Me: Did COVID Increase the Education Hiring Pool?
Just how is the pandemic impacting hiring in schools? In previous Talk Data to Me posts (here and here), we explored the effect COVID has had on the number of people applying for jobs in education.Continue Reading
5 Principles for Decision-Making Using K-12 Talent Data
In recent years, districts and states have made great strides in both the implementation of K-12 data tracking systems and more strategic approaches to human capital management (the support of educators and other key personnel).
(VIDEO) Explain It Like I’m 9: Low Substitute Fill Rates? Your Substitute Teachers Might Not Be Accepting Jobs.
Ah, new beginnings… Welcome to the first episode in a new series from Frontline Education: “Explain It Like I’m 9.” In each episode, our elementary and middle school-aged experts will take a quick look at a data point that impacts school leaders. Then, they’ll examine what it can tell us, and offer some takeaways or questions for reflection.Continue Reading
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7 AASPA Conference Takeaways for K-12 HR Leaders
With nearly 400 school district administrators in attendance, AASPA (the American Association for School Personnel Administrators) just wrapped up another great Annual Conference. Hosted in beautiful Portland, Oregon, the AASPA Annual Conference brought together K-12 HR leaders from hundreds of school districts across the country. I find that AASPA is a good indicator of the trends in K-12 and current issues facing personnel administrators. From a comprehensive lineup of 80+ clinics and workshops to the conversations around meals and the exhibit hall, here are the Top 7 Trends I noticed from this year's conference.Continue Reading
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10 Sessions We Can’t Wait to See at AASPA 2017
Are you ready to reach for the stars at AASPA’s 79th Annual Conference? We’re counting down the days until the conference begins, and we can’t wait to see everyone there! There’s so much we’re looking forward to: four days full of learning, the chance to hear about the innovation happening in HR districts across the country and meet some of the most brilliant minds in the field — not to mention the beautiful surroundings and sunny warmth of Phoenix, Arizona.Continue Reading
Human Capital Management
3 Human Capital Management Questions, Answered
You instinctively know that strategic human capital management – i.e. attracting, engaging, supporting and retaining great staff – leads to better student outcomes. But sometimes the weight of day-to-day tasks makes progress seem impossible – where do you even start?Continue Reading
One District’s Journey from Paper-filled to Paperless
What happens when you have a vision that doesn’t mesh with “the way we’ve always done things”? That was the question Heather Stocking found herself asking when she began working at Bettendorf Community School District. As the new Director of Human Resources, she was amazed at the amount of paperwork passing through the office every day. The sheer volume of documentation that needed to be signed, filed and passed on to others was incredible, and like many other school districts, the HR team was being asked to do more with less.Continue Reading
What We’re Looking Forward to at AASPA 2018
Every year, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share in the passion and commitment of district HR leaders at AASPA’s Annual Conference. And it’s nearly here! Four days of collaborative learning and the chance to share the latest insights and strategies in K-12 HR — what could be better?Continue Reading
Rekindling Connections Between HR and Finance in Schools: Position Management
Making sure that your people are being paid the right amount, consistently and on time is among the most critical responsibilities of a school business office. An unintended consequence in many districts, however, is that Finance and Payroll tend to be an island instead of working alongside Human Resources.Continue Reading
Building a Best-of-Breed K-12 HR Platform: How School Districts Benefit from a Single Provider for Multiple Services
It wasn't too long ago, during my time as a school administrator, that I found myself walking through the exhibit hall of a large national education conference feeling overwhelmed by the number of vendors and products that were being offered to me and my school district colleagues. While having the opportunity to learn about various products and meet with new vendors is always exciting, anxiety often times exists in the unknown, especially when it comes to buying educational technology software from a vendor with whom you have never worked. Of course, you check references and ask as many questions as you can during the sales process, but, we've all experienced a wonderful sales "pitch," only to be let down once life as a client formally begins. Keep reading to find out how Frontline Technologies is changing this experience and what it means for you!Continue Reading