Objective: The purpose of this study is to explore daycare-center director’s perceptons of recruitment and to understand how hire beginning teachers.
Methods: One hundred twenty-five directors of daycare-centers in Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi-do Province answered a questionnaire that was developed by researchers. The results were analyzed by frequency analysis, descriptive statistics and multiple response analysis through SPSS 18.0. Furthermore, 17 of the directors that participated in the study were given individual interviews by qualitative methods for research.
Results: First, 56.8% of the directors felt difficulty to employ beginning teachers because of ‘lack of information about them’ and ‘uncertainty of practicecapability.’ On the other hand, other directors of daycare-centers said that they hire them for ‘high acceptance’ and ‘operational efficiency of the daycare-center.’ Second, the main way to recruit teachers for daycare-centers is open recruitment, and through recommendations of acquaintances or through colleges in relevant fields. Professional talent and personal characteristics were important selection criteria for recruitment, and daycare-center directors used interviews, r?sum?s, cover-letters, and demo classes for the hiring process. Primarily, most directors select candidates through r?sum?s and cover-letters, and the final selection is completed by conducting interviews.
Conclusion/Implications: In conclusion, this study can be useful to prepare beginning teachers for employment and for educating applicants.