As educational institutions continue to flourish in India’s second wave of private education infrastructure, a rush of funding and development continues to take place in what was in the erstwhile days a complacent, lagging and often bureaucratic set-up. Recruitment of leading talent becomes a critical factor in success. Challenges are huge beckon. Increasingly, some forward looking institutions like Radcliffe is implementing and installing a systems approach to their administration.
This is a strong branding exercise, primarily – good and justifiable, too; which is driven by expectations and demands of their prime stake holders i.e. parents of students who are highly educated and well-travelled. There is strong advocacy that HR be viewed as a function in educational institutions playing a critical and interventionist role in educational institutions.
Radcliffe ideal HR practices:
|Employment and recruitment - Strategies for recruitment, getting on board good & adequate teachers, administrators and support staff for existing infrastructure and future expansion plans.|
|Retention – using best HR practices to ensure the teachers are not poached, providing appreciation, opportunities to grow, career development plans, friendly and cooperative environment.|
|Performance driven assessments to ensure rewards and feedback are given to teachers at periodic intervals.|
|Training & Retraining – providing opportunities to personnel to get trained and retrained and/to acquire newer skills and proficiencies in technologies and latest teaching trends.|
|Professional roles and responsibilities – to educate teachers, about the responsibilities as an individual as a team player towards the school, students and the society.|
|Work Environment – ensuring best teaching and learning conditions, including class size, shifts, and health and safety measures.|