Training sessions to focus on staff hiring, retention

September 3, 2014  

The Office of Institutional Equity and Human Resources are offering the University community a series of sessions designed to assist supervisors in developing and refining their staff hiring and employee retention skills. 

All session participants will receive a copy of the latest edition of the Staff Recruitment and Selection Procedures Manual, which may be found online at

To reserve a space at a session, click on the session title, which will direct you to the registration site.  Purdue employees may log in and register using their career account and password.

The Essentials of Staff Recruitment and Selection
10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 12. Stewart Center, Room 311.
This session is directed toward new supervisors and managers at Purdue and provides guidance on effective and fair hiring practices. Topics covered include preparing/updating the position description, posting a vacancy, enlarging applicant pools, evaluating applicant credentials, conducting a fair and legal interview, what to include in offer letters, and successful documentation of the process.

Creating a Recruitment Plan
11-11:45 a.m. Sept. 23. Stewart Center, Room 218A.
Managers and supervisors are on the front lines of the University's mission to create a diverse workforce. Learn how simple things, such as wording in a job description or a job requisition, are crucial to attract the most qualified, diverse applicant pool.  You will also learn how to work with your Talent Acquisition specialist to identify your unit needs and diversify your workforce.

Employee Retention
3:45-4:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Beering Hall, Room 3123.
You worked hard to select and train your employees, now keep them! Supervisors have a direct impact on potential employee turnover. This session discusses simple strategies managers can implement to foster a positive and integrated work environment with employees who are fully engaged in their work and excited about staying at Purdue.

The Office of Institutional Equity is committed to making all programs accessible to participants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation or assistance due to a disability for this program, contact the office before the program begins at 49-47253 or

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