Take advantage of appropriate sourcing venues. Utilizing the most appropriate venues to source staff vacancies is key to developing a diverse applicant pool for the vacancy your department is filling.
Many associations, publications and online media target diversity-specific communities/groups. Coordinating your diversity recruitment efforts to include these resources will increase the likelihood of building diverse applicant pools. There are also specific websites dedicated to professional diversity in minority groups. These sites may not be specific to recruiting, but offer valuable information on specific minority groups and events that may provide leads for sourcing.
Associations with Academic Institutions
This sourcing venue provides an opportunity to meet with and discuss career opportunities with students in schools. Hiring managers may also consider attending association meetings and/or scheduling on-campus speaking engagements as supplemental ways to publicize the department’s vacancies. The U-M Alumni Association and Career Center may also be valuable sources to locate potential candidates.
Newspaper and Print Advertising
Utilizing newspapers (within specific geographic locations), flyers, trade journals, career catalogs (such as Washtenaw Community College), along with others, could promote your career opportunities to minority communities.
An annual department review should be done of all recruiting events recently attended. Observe your past and present goals. Is goal attainment reflected in the diversity of your staff? Importance should be placed on representation at recruiting events to welcome and engage diverse applicants, allowing them to be themselves in the recruitment process. Consistency in capturing event information and the implementation of proper follow-up is critical. Consistency and follow-up show that the U-M is a welcoming environment for a diverse community, with opportunities to advance along various career paths.
Employee Referral Programs (ERPs)
A referral program will provide U-M staff with the opportunity to encourage hiring managers/supervisors to recruit specific qualified candidates based on need. If such a program is used, referral candidates should make up approximately 40% of a department’s annual hires. Such a program can be available to current department employees (or institution-wide depending on program guidelines) as a way to increase the applicant pool with people they want to work with. If there is an interest in developing an employee referral program, guidance and coordination will be needed to set program guidelines. Departments will be able to determine their own referral bonus (monetary, gift certificates, etc.).
Thinking About Costs
As you review various sourcing options, keep in mind the financial investment your department is willing to make and how to maximize each dollar spent. Sourcing options range from no-cost/low-cost to high-cost. However, discounts may be applied due to a pre-established partnership with the U-M. Another option for departments to consider is pooling resources for efficiency.
The university has a paid annual subscription to HigherEdJobs.com. Here’s how to take advantage of this service:
- To post a position, go to http://www.higheredjobs.com/ and click on "Employer Login" which is found on the right of the screen. In the "Login" box, enter the U-M account username, which is firstname.lastname@example.org, and then the U-M account password which is umichjobs.
- Direct candidates to apply online by including in the text of your posting the link to the UMjobs.org website and the posting number. Be sure to align the posting close date in eRecruit with the posting close date on HigherEdJobs.com so that candidates can apply for your department’s posting when they click on the link. You will need to include unit-specific application procedures for faculty positions.
- Make sure to post positions to the correct job category.There are over 170 faculty, administrative and executive categories to choose from. HigherEdJobs.com indicates that most job seekers search for jobs by job category so it is critical to post your positions in categories where candidates can expect to find them.
- Make sure to use descriptive job titles. For example, use "Assistant Professor of History" instead of "Assistant Professor." This will encourage job seekers to click on your posting to view the full description.
- If you have any questions about the posting process, you can contact the Customer Service Representative for the U-M account, Kevin Varner, at (814) 861-3080 ext. 204 or by email email@example.com. For more information, visit their web site.
- While there is no cost to post a vacancy with this resource, there is a $100.00 fee if the department chooses to purchase an Affirmation Action (AA) flag. To purchase an AA flag using the U-M PCard, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining that a job posting advertisement is being placed with HigherEdJobs.com and the AA flag is needed to increase the diversity of the applicant pool.
U-M Recruiting Resources
External Recruiting Resources
Resources for outreach to scientific professionals.
Fee-based service. All job postings include the Diversity Package and Diversity/Affirmative Action Applicant Email Notifications.
Post and search for candidates for higher education teaching and academic jobs.
Fee-based service for online job postings.
A national organization providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska native graduate students.
A fee-based job board for posting vacancies with the Tribal College Journal.
Increasing the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and technology disciplines.
Fee-based resources to diversify your workforce.
Helpful tips for connecting with professional associations from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Fee-based resource. Registration and log-in required to post vacancies:
The CIC Doctoral Directory is a listing of doctoral degree recipients from CIC member universities who are members of groups underrepresented in higher education.
A fee-based resource. Registration and log-in required.
Ann Arbor affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.
To post U-M job opportunities on the HACU website, see: http://www.hacu.net/hacu/ProTalento_Résumé_Database.asp
Fee-based access to a network of Hispanic professionals.
Fee-based job postings: http://mymaes.org/employer-job-postings/
A national society that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic group participation in agricultural and related sciences careers.
Advancing internship, cooperative education, and employment in Michigan through collaborative relationships among employers, colleges and universities.
Dedicated to expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance.
Creating educational opportunities, partnerships and economic growth for Blacks.
NCAI serves the common welfare of the American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Seeks to increase minority participation in engineering.
Supporting students who choose to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and and career information for members.
Fee-based jobs board for posting vacancies: http://oneclick.jobtarget.com/network/jobs/sites/index.cfm?site_id=802
Recommended source for Hispanic engineers and technical talent.
Resources for Women
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the education, support and advancement of African-American women in the field of Information Technology.
A fee-based resource reaching more than 100,000 professional women and men.
A professional organization for business women in diverse occupations.
A fee-based posting resource serving women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Visit: http://www.awis.org/jobbank.cfm
Registration is required and postings are reviewed prior to posting on this job board.
Fee-based postings board: http://www.nwsa.org/jobs_search.asp
A not-for-profit organization for women in engineering professions.
Fee-based job postings: http://www.womensportsjobs.com/jobs/jobs.htm
WITI is a global organization serving women in business and technology.
Resources for People with Disabilities
Postings are fee-based via Monster.com.
Services to help visually impaired individuals gain employment.
Resources for Career Exploration
A networking and career-search database geared towards Asian Americans.
BlackCareers.com offers African-American job seekers the ability to target job and internship opportunities from employers.
Targeted to recent college graduates and professionals.
Latino professional employment web site for the higher education community.
Dedicated to the health and well-being of the American Indian and Alaska Native people
Providing a forum for black nurses to advocate for and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color.
Addressing the issues and concerns of Filipino nurses in the United States.
A gateway to Hispanic business and advocacy in Michigan .
Programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.
An organization committed to encouraging diversity in the field of journalism.
Resources for Veterans
Registration is required: http://www.helmetstohardhats.org/employers
Pure Michigan Talent Connect delivers employment services to veterans as an integrated partner with the Michigan Works! Agency and the Jobs for Veterans State Grant program.
A job board targeting transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members and veterans returned from active duty.
Other Fee-Based Resources
Fee-based global job-search portal.
Fee-based resource managed by Jobelephant.com, which places tens of thousands of ads for over 500 colleges and universities worldwide. With this resource, you can post your vacancies on: AsiansinHigherEd.com; BlacksinHigherEd.com and HIspanicsinHigherEd.com.
Faculty Diversity Recruitment Resources
The CIC Doctoral Directory is a listing of doctoral degree recipients who are members of groups underrepresented in higher education.
Automation Alley is a technology business association dedicated to growing the economy of Southeast Michigan.
A platform for problem solving and uniting individuals to share ideas to impact Michigan’s turnaround. U-M has a bronze-level membership with this organization.
Career-guidance and recruitment for women, minority groups, and people with disabilities.
Free job training in for low-income residents in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.
Facilitating the education, recruitment and retention of a diverse healthcare workforce.
Michigan HERC offers no-cost access to a web-based search engine that includes faculty and staff job listings at all member institutions. U-M job postings are automatically posted to the MI-HERC database.
U-M job postings are automatically posted to the Pure Michigan Connect Talent Bank database. You can also search the database for potential applicants. Registration required: https://www.michworks.org/mtb/user/MTB_EMPL.PreEmployerInfoForm1?as_SubmitType=NEW When you create your unique registration, you will be asked to enter the university's Federal Employer Identification Number: 38-6006309.
Recruiting and Networking Events
Professional Diversity and Minority Groups
A professional consortium of higher education institutions, government agencies, and organizations dedicated to advancing diversity and equity in international education.
Fee-based job postings, resume database access, and company profile postings.
Asian American online career center.
Fee-based diversity recruiting resource for colleges and universities.
Jobs and diversity career board.
Reach potential faculty candidates using this fee-based site.
Providing education, networking, and public advocacy for career success and financial security.
Job training, placement and executive exchange programs for minorities.
A fee-based job-posting resource: http://www.prodivnet.com/recruiters/products
Additional Miscellaneous Diversity Recruitment Resources
Targeting African-American BA/BS graduates seeking professional positions.
Resources for hiring a diverse workforce from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Career portal with content dedicated and related to diversity in healthcare.
Online recruiting for diversity hiring.
Offering pre-employment training, screening and referral services, Jewish Family Services specializes in working with non-native English speakers from around the world.
Job search and resume posting service for minority, women and other diversity candidates.
An online community covering workplace issues and trends relevant to underrepresented professionals.
A comprehensive site offering diversity candidates an array of resources, from resume advice to job postings.
Connecting Michigan job seekers with no-cost community employment resources.
UNCF helps promising students attend college and graduate.
WBENC works to foster diversity in the world of commerce for women business owners.