Fair Hiring Guide

Overview Interviews
Recruitment Planning Reference Checks
Search Committee Records Disposition
Applicant Communications Forms/Resources
Screening/Evaluating Applications


This guide is intended to share best practices, which ensure fairness and excellence in all stages of the recruitment process.

Topics covered in this guide include:

  • Developing effective recruitment plans

  • Search committee’s role and responsibilities

  • Effective and fair evaluation of application materials

  • Developing interview questions and conducting interviews

  • Conducting reference checks on internal and external candidates

The Fair Hiring guide is a reference tool for hiring managers, committee chairs and others involved in the conduction of a staff recruitment. Hiring Managers and Search Committee Chairs must complete the Fair Hiring Workshop before conducting a recruitment and must renew their training every three years.

Revised November 2006: C.20