One of the core activities of any active university is the recruitment of new faculty, staff and students to help accomplish the mission of that organization. UAF is no exception and, as such, many hours are devoted each year to hiring people for the many needs of our university.
In order to improve the hiring process, Pat Pitney has chartered the HR Internal Recruitment Design (HIRED) team from members of UAF HR, the UAF Process Improvement Team and two other UAF departments. Since the initial charter, HIRED has meet several times to lay out the groundwork for successfully improving the overall recruitment process.
HIRED has broken down the entire Recruitment Process into four general phases so that we can more effectively work with smaller portions of the overall process.
- Pre-Recruitment (current project)
This phase covers the process from the time that a need for an employee is recognized in the department to when the job posting is made public and applications are accepted.
- Applicant Screening
In this phase incoming applications are reviewed, applicants are evaluated and/or interviewed and a final candidate is selected.
This is the phase where candidates become employees and begin working at UAF. Initial New Employee Orientation is provided.
For this final phase, employees begin their six month probationary period and departments begin employee on-boarding and other initial training.
Even though the focus will initially be on the Pre-Recruitment phase, we are committed to improving the entire recruitment process. During the first phase, we will also track feedback on the entire process and plan for future phases.
through an effective, timely, measurable and efficient approach to pre-recruitment.