Planning is key
Following the approval of the new post or the replacement careful planning is required to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.
Preparing the documentation
It is important that due care and time is spent upon the preparation of the recruitment documentation. The proformas need to be completed in as much detail as possible.
Planning the Selection Process
Think ahead about what the selection process involves and ensure this is communicated to applicants in the job details.Arrange the shortlisting date in advance - if the date is specified in the documentation it will reduce the queries from applicants who will know when to expect a response from the University
Arrange the selection / interview in advance and make this clear in the documentation. Panel members will need to schedule this in to their diary at an early stage. This ensures the process runs smoothly and as timely as possible.
The panel should reflect the diversity of the University as far as possible and every effort should be made to ensure a gender and ethnic balance of panel members.