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Staff recruitment and retention

New Staff Wellbeing Charter

Mark Solomons, CEO of staff wellbeing specialists Welbee welcomes the DfE announcement to monitor staff happiness under a new Wellbeing Charter.

The Welbee team and I were delighted to read John Dickens’ article in Schools Week on the DfE’s commitment to staff wellbeing in schools.

It is right that school leaders are encouraged to put more …

Give staff a bigger voice

Acknowledging, listening and responding to staff on an ongoing basis are three of the most important ways to ensure you give them a bigger voice and as a result they are more likely to thrive at work

While it’s right that staff need to take responsibility for their own performance and wellbeing, including while working …

Leading staff wellbeing video

This 26 minute video on leading staff wellbeing takes you through the key steps you should cover if you want to cut through the noise and know where to start and what to focus on for greatest impact.

The video covers:

What we mean by staff wellbeingThe major causes of poor staff wellbeingWhy you should improve …

Staff exit interviews that improve retention and recruitment

One part of improving retention and staff wellbeing is to understand why people leave and to take appropriate action. Carrying out effective staff exit interviews is an important part of this.

While using a survey is a good way to collect anonymous feedback from those that are leaving, it doesn’t allow for probing or asking …

Staff wellbeing and people strategy make teachers feel fulfilled at their job.

School staff lifecycle. How to recruit and retain the best teachers and school staff?

Whenever your current employee or a prospective teacher interact with your school, they experience a ‘moment of truth’. In other words, your future school staff either think “I want to be a part of it”, or “I wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole”. 

How these ‘moments of truth’ are handled will determine how well …

Leadership behaviours at your school. Providing the best employee experience

There is a competitive, moral and financial imperative for schools and MATs to build a culture where staff really matter. 

At the centre of this needs to be a fundamental shift in your leadership behaviours, namely twelve leadership competencies that will affect the experience of every staff member at your school. These competencies are sometimes …