June 4, 2024

Faculty and Staff Are Increasingly Feeling that Some Benefits are Discriminatory

School surveys of faculty and staff generally reveal that they value most highly their health, retirement, and tuition reduction/remission benefits and in the overseas and boarding […]
February 20, 2024

HOW YOU COMPENSATE TEACHERS HAS A PROFOUND EFFECT UPON THEIR BEHAVIOR OVER TIME

Why Mission Based Salary Systems are Crucial Since NAIS first published our book, “Faculty Salary Systems in Independent Schools” for the first time in 1983, over […]
January 20, 2024

Faculty Compensation Continues to Roil the Waters

It is challenging to recruit and pay teachers to come to our schools especially when teachers have more offers and options than in recent memory. What […]
December 5, 2023

WHAT IS A PHILOSOPHY OF COMPENSATION… AND WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

All schools are under pressure to pay more dollars to teachers, both to those currently employed and to those being recruited from the marketplace. Independent and […]
September 21, 2023

How to Engage Teachers in the Challenging Conversation about Money

Inflation, the pandemic and the heightened expectations and pressures from parents are the major factors that have driven more than 500,000 private school teachers in the […]
August 24, 2023

Why We Will Have Failed Them: How to Regain Faculty Trust

In response to the pandemic, some schools are furloughing teachers, freezing pay increases, reducing benefits, and in some cases cutting salaries. At the same time, schools […]
August 24, 2023

Salary Systems in Independent and International Schools

I. The Big Picture Many independent schools have been experiencing strong fund raising and endowment growth. Many, but not all, are also experiencing strong enrollment demand. […]
August 24, 2023

The Whole Package

Most teachers, in our experience, when asked the value of their total compensation package, focus on the cash portion of their compensation. What do they leave […]
August 24, 2023

Building Morale: The Importance of STAFF not Only Faculty Compensation

Littleford & Associates has worked with almost 3000 schools in 30 years to help them design mission-based salary systems that focus on workload, salary system models […]
Building Morale: The Importance of STAFF not Only Faculty Compensation
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