As the business of career education expands into online and degree granting programs, the competition for solid leaders grows. This is furthered by the addition of new companies, new campuses and branches and new areas of study that are coming into the market place each year. As you well know, the career college sector is a fast-paced, hard-hitting environment and requires a certain stamina and talent that not everyone has. This means that good managers are hard to come by and the first-rate professionals are like a needle in a haystack.
What does this mean for the employer? In the recent past it was common for companies to work carefully and thoroughly through the hiring process, often taking several weeks to several months before a final offer was made to a candidate. The luxury that came with this type of timeline is no longer. For companies to be effective they still need to have a thorough search and hiring process but the pace has increased. To reach the most competent professional’s employers are finding themselves moving ahead in a more competitive fashion. This alone is not enough to capture the attention of top performers. Companies must also be able to clearly articulate career growth potential, compensation and incentives, benefits, stability and product quality. With these thoughts in mind you should be well on your way to attracting some of the top professionals in the school industry.