Educ 3012 module 4. discussion: staffing decisions

In Chapter 7 of your course text, the authors lay out a series of guidelines and suggested procedures for directors to follow as they recruit, interview, and hire candidates for positions in their child development centers. In this Discussion, you will consider this information in addition to your own prior knowledge in determining “best practices” for child development center staffing. Reflect on the following:

  • Based on what you learned this week and your own experiences, what would you consider best practices for the director of a child development center to follow when hiring and making staffing decisions? Specifically:
    • Who would you invite to be on the hiring committee? Why?
    • What specific questions would you ask during interviews, and why? 
    • How would you handle disagreements among members of the hiring committee with regard to candidates (e.g., two tional background, and two others prefer a candidate with a friendly disposition)? Who would make the final decision, and why?

With these thoughts in mind, follow the instructions below to post your response to this Discussion topic.

By Day 3 of Week 7:
Post a description of what you consider to be best practices for staffing a child development center, with particular respect to who ideally should be on the hiring committee, specific questions that should be asked during the interview (at least three), and how disagreements among members of the hiring committee should be handled. Be sure to include a rationale explaining the reasons behind your ideas

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