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August 1, 2015

Persistence Pays Off

Great heads are characterized by persistent focused leadership. They do not flit from one initiative to the next leaving earlier ones unfinished or in limbo. When […]
August 1, 2015

In an Economic Downturn: Intelligent Ways to Make Compensation Go Further

Faculty salaries and benefits make up 60% to 85% of the budget of most schools. In today’s challenging economic environment, boards are worried about managing the […]
August 1, 2015

Mission Based Compensation and Flexible Pay: The Challenge Confronting Boards, Heads and Teachers

Most independent schools have moved now from individually negotiated salary decisions, often inherited from prior heads, to public school type lock step lane and track scales. […]
August 1, 2015

Performance, Compensation And Evaluation: They Are Always Related

In the realm of international and independent schools, boards and heads talk frequently about wanting and needing professional teacher evaluation/appraisal. Yet in most of our schools […]
August 1, 2015

Recent Trends In Faculty Compensation – And Some Cautionary Notes

Does your school have a “mission based compensation” delivery system? Are the board and school leadership even familiar with the term? The concept of “mission based […]
August 1, 2015

Faculty Salary System Designs: Tradition and Innovation

I. An Interesting Model Picture a well known boarding school which has four compensation “strands”: 1. There is a typical, age based salary scale, up to […]
August 1, 2015

What About "Merit" Pay?

Many boards today are asking their heads and directors to explore the challenging concept of merit pay. In the corporate and business context merit pay seems […]
August 1, 2015

Ensuring Rational Faculty Salary and Benefit Systems: Time for a Dialogue

Where to Start? Every school needs to develop a philosophy of faculty compensation that should be tied to the school’s mission. Very few schools have thought […]
August 1, 2015

The Danger Of Inequities In Faculty Workloads

At some point, most teachers will raise the question of equity of workload both across divisions from lower to upper school and even within the same […]
August 1, 2015

Selling Your Benefits: What Teachers Need To Know

Most schools offer an array of benefits, some simple, some elaborate, some costly, some cost-conscious, but what all schools seem to have in common is faculties […]