University of California, Riverside

Human Resources

Recruitment & Selection Guidelines for Staff Positions

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The Recruitment & Selection Guidelines for Staff Positions supplements the UCR Local Procedure 20: Recruitment procedures and provides further information and best practices for those involved in the recruitment and selection process. These guidelines should be followed by all individuals involved in the hiring of all appointment types to ensure success and compliance with all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

Table of Contents

1.0 Purpose
2.0 Definitions
3.0 Roles and Responsibilities
  • Hiring Manager (HM)
  • Departmental Human Resources/Service Center Coordinator (HRC or SCC)
  • Organizational Human Resources/Service Center Coordinator (OHRC/SCC)
  • Human Resources Classification Analyst (HRCA)
  • Human Resources Recruitment Analyst (HRRA)
  • Search Committee (SC)
  • Affirmative Action and Compliance Liaison – Search Committee (AACL-SC)
  • Office of Faculty and Staff Affirmative Action (OFSSA)
  • Affirmative Action and Compliance Officer (AACO)
4.0 Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity
  • Affirmative Action
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Diversity
5.0 Recruitment Forms
  • Required Documents
6.0 Recruitment and Selection Process
  • Step 1: Identify Vacancy and Evaluate Need
  • Step 2: Develop Position Description
  • Step 3: Develop Recruitment Plan
  • Step 4: Select Search Committee
  • Step 5: Post Position and Implement Recruitment Plan
  • Step 6: Review Applicants and Develop Short List
  • Step 7: Conduct Interview
  • Step 8: Select Hire
  • Step 9: Finalize Recruitment
7.0 Special Considerations
  • Recall
  • Preferential Rehire
  • Campus Special Transfer Opportunity Program (C-Stop)
  • Retirees
8.0 Staffing/Executive Search Agencies
  • Staffing Agencies
  • Contingency Search Firms
  • Executive Search Firms
9.0 Additional Resources
  • Policies and Local Procedures
  • Recruitment and Selection Resources
  • UCR Sponsored Training
Appendix A – Recruitment and Selection Process Flow


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