Resources for Hiring Departments

Facilitating a Successful Recruiting and Selection Process

Staffing your organization is one of the most important responsibilities you have as a manager or supervisor. Consequently, you play a critical role in conducting an effective selection process. The university's goal is to hire the best-qualified candidates and fill positions in a timely manner. To achieve this goal we use an open employment process, utilizing widely published postings that promote inclusive hiring. Each unit has a high degree of autonomy and accountability in the hiring process.

It is critical to keep in mind that you are hiring to fulfill an institutional need, not simply an open position within your department. Therefore, you must be aware of the relationship your position has to your department and others, and seize this opportunity to hire individuals who bring diverse skills, traits, talents and abilities to those departments. You should also take into consideration future needs of the department and consider how your selected candidate might bridge this gap.