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Division of Human Resources

Recruitment Plans

A recruitment plan documents the strategy for hiring employees. It acts as a timeline to find qualified applicants and identifies the goals for a particular position. 

Recruitment plans are implemented to ensure that a transparent and unbiased recruitment and selection process is followed with the desired result of hiring the best candidate, based solely on merit, values and the philosophy of the university.


Recruitment and Selection Process Overview 

  1. Develop position description
  2. Develop recruitment plan
  3. Select search committee
  4. Post position and implement recruitment plan
  5. Review applicants, develop short list, and dispose of applicants as applicable
  6. Conduct interview
  7. Select finalist
  8. Conduct reference check of at least two references
  9. Send for approval from Classification and Compensation and from your department head
  10. Make offer
  11. Dispose of remaining applicants


Steps and Components of Creating a Diverse Recruitment Plan

  1. Identify the target group (i.e. underutilized demographics and key competencies)
  2. Create job announcement
  3. Determine recruiting method
  4. Establish criteria for evaluation
  5. Review candidates


Recruiting Methods to Build a Diverse Applicant Pool

  • Identify and advertise in publications and on listservs targeted to specific disciplines and demographics
  • Identify professional organizations, sororities and fraternities that have members from underrepresented groups
  • Contact colleagues and other professionals of diverse backgrounds to inform them of vacancies to gain referrals
  • Send targeted invitations for applications to diverse candidates from minority-serving institutions such as HBCUs, women colleges, tribal colleges and Hispanic serving institutions
  • Attend conferences and job fairs to broaden the applicant pool (if applicable)
  • Increase professional network and actively build relationships with individuals from underrepresented groups

Minority Recruitment Resources [pdf]


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