Fair Hiring Guide

Topics 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
  • Recruitment records and submission to Talent Acquisition

This Fair Hiring guide is a reference tool for hiring managers (HM), committee chairs and others involved in conducting a staff recruitment. HMs and Search Committee Chairs must complete the Fair Hiring training before conducting a recruitment and must renew their training every three years.