Michigan Tech's Strategic Plan Goal 1#: An exceptional and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.
In an effort to achieve this goal, Equal Opportunity Compliance 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 training is required for all staff who will serve on a search committee; either as a Search Committee Chair or a Committee Member. This training will be valid for four (4) years after the date of completion. After four (4) years, an employee will be required to take the course again.
The information in this training course if very dense. We ask that you give this training 100% of your attention. A quiz follows each section and can be retaken to achieve the required 100% score. All five parts are online in Canvas (you will be sent a link via email) and follow each other in the course flow.
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.
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 discusses the search committee's responsibilities, the composition of the committee, and the roles of all committee members.
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.
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.
To Register for the Staff Search Committee Training, please complete and submit the following form:
Participants must complete all five components and pass all five quizzes with a score of 100%.
If you have not completed this training and would like to serve on a Search Committee, please register for the course using the Registration drop down option above. If you have questions about these requirements, please call Human Resources (906-487-2280) or email Equal Opportunity Compliance firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
Legal Aspects Review for Staff Search Committees
Completion of the Legal Aspects Review for Staff Search Committees course is required each time someone serves on a search committee, but not more than once per year. It is a stand-alone, asynchronous course separate from the Staff Search Committee training requirement and is typically completed in less than one hour. It will be assigned automatically upon joining a search committee.
Completion of Faculty DLOW can be viewed on the Diversity Literacy Training Status page.