How to help foreign teachers pass the trial period smoothly?
After working hard to recruit a satisfactory foreign teacher, the next pressure from the personnel department comes from whether the foreign teacher can successfully pass the probation period, enter the correctional team, and become a stable output school teaching resource.
At this stage, as a school we need to pay attention to:
First, communicate the details of the probation period to the foreign teacher.
In terms of salary, there is no pay reduction during the probation period. If you need to communicate with foreign teachers, you can directly tell during the interview. What is the salary during the probation period and what is the salary after normalization, and try not to use the original salary. Communicate with pay reduction percentages.
In terms of assessment, make clear what aspects need to be assessed if you want to pass the probation period. For example, whether the teaching is completed; whether it is punctual; whether the school’s code of conduct has been observed, and so on. These are confirmed by both parties before the trial period is started, so as not to cause misunderstanding during the trial period.
At the same time, especially in the above assessments, if there is a part directly related to salary, please communicate with them in advance. For example, in teaching, if his teaching effect will affect performance, then there must be a clear statement. For example, if there are 10 students in the class, if more than 6 students are dissatisfied with the course after one week of teaching, then the number needs to be lowered to less than 5 during the next week of teaching. If it is not reached, performance will be deducted. At the same time, it should be made clear in the early stage which of the salary composition of foreign teachers is the basic salary and which is used for performance evaluation.
In addition to teaching, the most important thing is time. For example, when a foreign teacher arrives late, leaves early, asks for sick leave, and takes leave, it must be handled in accordance with the methods agreed by both parties in advance. This part is discussed and agreed as much as possible in the early stage. For example, being late, broken down into 5 minutes late, half an hour, one hour processing, early departure is based on early leave 5 minutes, half an hour, more than an hour, etc .; what credentials need to be provided for sick leave, the maximum number of days is paid sick leave; leave How to ask, how to deal with emergency leave, etc. need to be documented one by one, and cannot stay at the level of verbal agreement.
The code of conduct should be made clear according to the actual situation of the school. For example, those that are explicitly forbidden and those that need to be done can add points. It is necessary to give foreign teachers an attitude of doing things in order to minimize the cost of communication and let them know that behind any behavior is responsible.
Then, respect teachers and make appropriate adjustments.
Here are a few common questions. When you need a foreign teacher to take a shift, please clearly inform the shift time and duties. For example, you need to prepare the lesson plan for the class, whether any students need to make follow-up reports, test paper corrections, and so on. That is, it is best to ensure that the time is effectively used within the shift time. If the school itself does not have related matters to deal with, it can reduce or eliminate shift time. In order to ensure that their teaching time is more efficient, it will also give foreign teachers a reasonable sense of teaching planning in the school. The above applies to some private or training institutions.
At the same time, remind some schools that have a lot of trial or holiday activities. It is best to communicate with foreign teachers 1-2 days in advance and get permission from the other party before proceeding. They attach great importance to the schedule, so if there are changes, the other party will not have negative emotions if they communicate with each other in advance. If you suddenly modify the schedule or add new activities and audition classes, it will easily cause dissatisfaction of foreign teachers, which is not conducive to the daily teaching of the school. This will also establish a better time concept for students and parents.
Including the arrangement of holidays, each school should make arrangements for foreign teachers in advance according to their school type. For example, the training school does not have the concept of winter and summer vacations, and the holidays need to be adjusted. Public schools have no courses during the winter and summer vacations. Private schools will give some Western holidays Paid holidays and more.
Finally, the duration of the trial period.
It is best not to rush into extending the trial period. If you really feel that the foreign teacher has not met your requirements after completing the probation period, but want to give the opportunity to try again for a period of time, please tell the foreign teacher in advance what areas the school will pass during the probation period, if some aspects are inappropriate How long will it last? Generally speaking, given the special nature of foreign teachers, the trial period is one month (for reference only).
At the same time, the recruiting leaders of schools also need to clarify a concept. As long as the foreign teacher has started teaching in the school, whether it is a probation period or a regular, all the foreign teacher’s credentials should be processed before the start. It is the foreign teacher and the school itself. Be responsible for.
The core of these details is communication. As long as you are willing to spend time with foreign teachers in the first round of mutual recognition and recognition, you will find that there is not so much cultural difference in communicating with foreign teachers, and they will do it for you. Bring the best teaching!