Talent Development and Human Resources

Part II - Recruit Candidates

The goal in any search is to recruit the most qualified candidate for the position.  During Part II of the hire process, the job vacancy is advertised, active recruiting of applicants begins, prescreening and selecting a pool of applicants takes place, select candidates are brought on campus for interviews, top candidates are identified, and reference checks are conducted.

Where to begin…

Part II of the Hire Process Manual details the following steps:

  • Understand charge to committee and other key individuals
  • For committee members involved in the recruitment process AFTER the Search plan has been approved, attend a Search Committee Information Session.
  • Submit final advertising copy for posting 
  • Actively recruit a qualified and diverse applicant pool
  • Acknowledge receipt of applicant materials
  • Screen applicant materials based upon search plan criteria
  • Complete a Compliance Report
  • Prepare for the interviews
  • Conduct interviews
  • Identify a top candidate or compile a list of finalists
  • Conduct reference checks/verify credentials 



After candidates have been interviewed, please see Part III - Select an Employee.

Quick Links

Resources for Hiring Departments

For information concerning the online Search Committee Training email HREvents@uakron.edu

Office of Equal Employment/Affirmative Action and Employee Selection

The Office of Equal Employment/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) and Employee Selection is located in the Administrative Services Building at 185 East Mill, St., Akron, Ohio.

Mail: The University of Akron
Human Resources
Akron, Ohio 44325-4709

Phone: 330-972-7300

Fax: 330-972-2323


Resources for Interviewers and Search Committees

Dealing with Perceptions and Assumptions During the Interview Process

Diverse Recruiting Strategies

Employment Interview guidelines:  Lawful vs. Unlawful Questions

Interview Do's and Dont's Pertaining to ADA

Sample Interview Questions

Reference Check Tips for Faculty and Contract Professional Searches

Tips for Identifying a Top Candidate

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