What Candidates Want: Revamping your Recruitment
Interested in improving your
recruitment practices? This talk will highlight practical steps managers
can take to make the search process kinder, gentler, and more
inclusive. Drawing from a recent survey of 446 job hunters (spanning
multiple library types), we’ll hear some hair-raising stories and look
at how to avoid some of the least effective hiring practices. Then we’ll
explore the foundations of a well-considered recruitment strategy,
delving into current research as well as techniques from programs such
as Oregon State University’s Search Advocates. You will leave with a
practical guide to revamping your recruitment processes and reaching
great candidates, including a resource list that will help you delve
further into current best practices and legal considerations.
- List three practical, achievable steps their organization can take to improve their hiring processes;
- Read a job ad closely and identify items to add or remove in order to make the ad more equitable; and
- Communicate why clarity and kindness are important in the hiring process.
Attend: Librarians and staff who lead or participate in hiring.
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