Teaching Takes Talent

Science-based Solutions for Education

Education

That students are our future is a cliché we’ve always taken for granted. But what does the future look like in a time when educational institutions are struggling? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than one-third of U.S. adult learners tabled or cancelled their educational plans. Meanwhile, tuition discounts have spiked, and enrollment has plummeted. These issues — plus educator shortages, demands for better diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and the impending retirement exodus of facilities staff — mean educational organizations have a lot of talent problems to fix. The good news, though, is that solutions exist, and they’re based in science.

Two of Three Teachers (1)

2 in 3


The number of U.S. teachers who leave the profession annually for reasons other than retirement

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31+ million


The number of people in the U.S. who dropped out of higher ed in the past two decades

How We Can Help

Retain

Retain Educators and Students

With student enrollment and graduation rates on the decline and more than 35% of higher-ed leaders saying their institutions don’t retain their best talent, educational organizations would be wise to consider new solutions to retain both their educators and their students. Using personality assessment, we can help you cut turnover by as much as 60%.

Diversity

Improve Diversity and Inclusion

A survey of 15,000 surgical faculty in the U.S. found that 77% of full professors and department chairs are white, and less than 25% are women. Incorporating personality into your talent strategies can help your organization build and retain a diverse workforce and create lasting cultural change so employees are included and heard.

Soft Skills

Learn to Use Soft Skills in Selection

Whether your organization is struggling with the shortage of candidates for skilled-trade or other staff positions or the shortage of educators, a smaller talent pool means a more challenging selection process. Do you know how to identify people with the right soft skills for the work you need them to do? We can teach you.

Industry Spotlight: Education

Whether funded by taxpayer dollars or tuition and donations, educational institutions — and more importantly, the students they serve — simply can’t afford talent issues of the magnitude they’re currently facing. The need for organizations to adopt a strategic approach to talent acquisition and development is urgent.

As an international authority in the science of personality and a provider of evidence-based solutions for talent acquisition and development, Hogan has been partnering with organizations in education for decades to help them solve problems and achieve their goals. Check out a few examples of our work to learn more about how we can help.