The Analysis of AHP: Recruitment Strategies, Vacancy Duration, Skill Level and Retention in Preschools (79279)

Session Information: Educational Policy, Leadership, Management & Administration
Session Chair: Yueh-Chun Huang

Thursday, 28 March 2024 15:00
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 603
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

A shortage of teachers is the greatest challenge facing private preschools in Taiwan. This enables the adoption of adequate recruitment strategies with respect to three recruitment goals focusing on the aspects of recruit quality, rapid recruitment, and talent retention. This study adopted the analytic hierarchy process (AHP), and the goal of the AHP was to confirm the priority and importance of the proposed strategies and actions. The results revealed that the selection of recruitment strategies must be adjusted according to the recruitment goal. When the goal focused on recruit quality and talent retention, the salary and welfare strategy exhibited the highest weight. By contrast, the social networking strategy exhibited the highest weight when the goal focused on rapid recruitment and shortening the vacancy duration. Analyzing the priority and importance of the 14 recruitment actions showed that high salary and interpersonal network referrals were the highest weighted actions regardless of the recruitment goals. The third most important action varied according to the goals. When the goal focused on recruit quality and talent retention, preservice internship was emphasized, because such opportunity enables preschools to identify talented teachers in advance while helping teachers become familiar with the school environment and stay in the position longer. A focus on rapid recruitment highlighted the importance of online talent pools. Dividing preschools by scale revealed that high salary exhibited the highest weight in large preschools regardless of the recruitment goals and in medium and small preschools when the goal focused on recruit quality and talent retention.

Yi-Gean Chen, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Jao-Nan Cheng, National Taitung University, Taiwan
Shiun-Jr Cheng, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Yi-Gean Chen is a University Professor/Principal Lecturer at National University of Tainan in Taiwan

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