Training sessions to focus on staff hiring

January 14, 2010

The Office of Institutional Equity and Human Resource Services Employment are offering a series of sessions designed to assist supervisors in developing and refining their staff hiring and employee retention skills.   

All session participants will receive the latest edition of the Staff Recruitment and Selection Procedures Manual, which is online at

The earliest session provides a foundation of understanding and skills:

The Essentials of Staff Recruitment and Selection
1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Room 318, Stewart Center

For hiring supervisors and search committee members new to the staff hiring process, new to the University, or who would like a refresher on the fundamentals, this session will provide guidance on the search process from beginning to end, including how to enlarge applicant pools, evaluate applicant credentials, conduct a fair and legal interview, what to include in offer letters, and successful documentation of the process.   

For hiring supervisors and search committee members who already have basic knowledge of staff hiring practices and procedures at Purdue, the following three sessions, "Conducting Quality Interviews," "A Guide to Reference Checking," and "Diversity in Employment," are offered in one block so that those interested in participating may attend one, two, or all three of the sessions. 

Conducting Quality Interviews            
9-9:50 a.m. Feb. 18. Room 318, Stewart Center

Designed to provide Purdue supervisors with the tools to plan for and conduct candidate interviews, this session will highlight interview practices that will assist in making strong selection decisions and include detailed information on planning the interview schedule. 

A Guide to Reference Checking         
10-10:50 a.m. Feb. 18. Room 318, Stewart Center

This interactive program offers participants answers to the questions of who, what, when, how, and why of reference checking, as well as the opportunity to get answers to their reference checking questions. 

Diversity in Employment         
11-11:50 a.m. Feb. 18. Room 318, Stewart Center

This session features a conversation on diversity in the employment arena, including suggestions for recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce at Purdue.

Session registration and more information are available at