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    Rewards and Recognition

    It’s no secret—substitute employees in both non-teaching and teaching roles, from early childhood through K-12 and higher education, are working under many of the same pressures as your full-time staff. Recognizing and rewarding their hard work and dedication is imperative in creating a functioning, positive environment at your daycare, school or institution.

    Our recently redesigned rewards program is focused on driving engagement and retention with our employees. Because we know that when your school or institution is filled with reliable, valued workers, students benefit most of all.

    We are beyond grateful for all our educators and support staff who work each day to provide students with the best education and the possibility of a better future. 

    Incentivizing stellar employees.


    We offer rewards such as gift cards, gas cards, and donated services provided by the local community to ensure our employees feel recognized and appreciated.

    Referral Bonuses

    We offer $100 bonuses to employees who refer friends and family to work for us—and there’s no limit to the number of referrals they can make or the amount they can earn.

    Substitute Educator of the Year

    For our PK-12 employees, every year we honor their contributions through our annual Substitute Educator of the Year Awards. Each winner receives a bonus, plus money to donate to the school of their choice.

    Paying it forward.

    Substitute work can be both rewarding and stressful, and oftentimes goes unrecognized and unrewarded. That’s why Kelly Education makes it a point to reward employees for their hard work and willingness to take on last-minute or more difficult assignments through incentives such as surge or bonus pay.

    And what better way to help educators earn extra money, while also helping great people find meaningful work, than our exclusive referral program for our PK-12 employees. We reward our employees with $100 for every qualified candidate who passes our hiring process and works five full-day jobs as a substitute teacher or paraeducator.

    You need the best and brightest.

    We can help solve your most complex talent challenges – both today and in the future – by delivering high–quality talent that moves education forward.

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