New Feature: Pay and Benefits Tags
Reflections on one week into the new Care Camp, a focus on Ohio, and releasing the new pay and benefits tags
And what a week it has been! We’ve seen lots of new employers and candidates join, and now applications to jobs are starting to flow in. We’re focusing on Ohio right now, but employers from all locations can post. We’re also working out a few kinks (thank you to those of you who emailed us).
We’re on to something
We want to make hiring easier for hiring managers by building a space just for hiring in child care, so you don’t need to wade through the sea of unqualified applicants in the big “all jobs” job sites.
We also want to help teachers and other professionals find their best fitting jobs so they stay in the child care industry. As you likely know, child care professionals are leaving the industry in droves.
We’re hoping that by elevating great positions and employers, we’ll be able to maintain, and then grow, the available pool of early learning professionals. It’s a big goal, but something we all desperately need.
We hope you’ll join us on this mission - please share Care Camp with your colleagues and friends. You can also support our mission by subscribing.
✨New feature: Pay and Benefits Tags
In hiring, transparency matters. We want employees to “stick” in your roles for decades, not months. To do that, employers need to be clear about what they’re offering, and what they’re not.
You can now add tags to indicate your pay and benefits. You can add tags both when posting a job and retroactively by adding them to your open roles. You’ll find we’ve included the most common benefits and supplemental pay options. If you don’t find the benefit you’re providing, we encourage you to post it in your job description.
One tag you might find peculiar is “Living wage.”
We want to give child care professionals the pay they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives. If you pay a living wage, tag your post with this tag.
Look up your area's living wage here - and if your job will pay at least the amount for 1 Adult with 0 Children (the number in the top left), you can add the "Living wage" tag in "Pay and Benefits.” Here’s an example for Ohio:
Big note: We know running a child care doesn’t afford many providers the means to pay more, so we want assure you this is completely optional.
We hope you’ll consider setting up your employer profile and posting a role. It’s all upside for you: