Staff Hiring Process Training Program
Institutional Equity and Human Resources have created this 5 part training program to provide education on best practices and legal aspects of conducting a dynamic search and successfully hiring the best candidate for your position. The program covers each step of the staff hiring process, provides direction for effective interviewing, and delivers other resources to support recruitment and hiring.
Effective July 1, 2015, completion of this certification is required for all staff who will serve on a search committee; either as a Search Committee Chair or a Committee Member. This certification will be valid for four (4) years after the date of certification. After four (4) years, an employee will be required to take the course again to become recertified.
Part I: Bias in the Hiring Process
This short recording explains some of the most common hiring biases. This will help you recognize and acknowledge your own biases so that you can identify them when making hiring decisions. Recognizing your own biases will prevent you from making hiring decisions based upon biased viewpoints.
Part 2: Staff Hiring Process Important Information
This section details information that is important not only to the search committee but also to anyone in a department who may play a role in the hiring process during any step along the way.
Part 3: Search Committees
Part 3 discusses the search committee's responsibilities, the composition of the committee, and the roles of all committee members.
Part 4: Effective Interviews
The hiring process involves identifying, interviewing, and selecting candidates. This course covers the elements of effective interviews, beginning with pre-interview preparation through wrapping up the interview and reference checks. It will explain what to do, and what to avoid, during the interview to help you find the right candidate for your position.
Part 5: Legal Aspects
Legal Aspects covers best practices for meeting legal and university policy obligations in Staff Hiring. This course offers guidelines for participating in a just and respectful staff search process that is accessible to all individuals and free from discrimination.
All five parts are online in Canvas (you will be sent a link via email) and follow each other in the course flow.
If you have questions about this course please contact Susan Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Institutional Equity.
To Register for Staff Search Certification, please complete and submit the following form.