I am a Hiring Manager for a Search

Getting Started

My Role

  • Develop job description in coordination with ER/HR
  • Select search committee members
  • Liaise with the committee, department and ER/HR
  • May participate on committee interviews or opt to interview finalists only

Role of Employee Relations and Human Resources

  • Serve as search committee chair
  • Facilitate and guide the search process from beginning to end
  • Provide accurate and timely responses
  • Provide internal consulting
  • Liaison with EEO, Campus HR and candidates
  • Help keep the process flowing smoothly
  • Help keep selection committee compliant
  • Facilitate and coordinate all interviews
  • Aid the committee in developing interview questions
  • Conduct and document references
  • Prepare final search documentation
  • Make recommendation of top candidates to hiring manager
  • Retain necessary search documentation based on statutory retention requirements

Setting up the search committee

  • Should contain at least three (3) persons
  • Committee should be diverse (minorities and women).  If the department is unable to identify diverse committee members from within the department, the it should look outside the department for individuals who will add diversity and value to the committee.  This  individual(s) should be someone  who may have interaction with the person for the position.

Role of the search committee members

  • Commit time and effort necessary for successful outcome
  • Attend and actively participate in all meetings/interviews
  • Thoroughly read all materials pertaining to the search and be prepared in advance
  • Be compliant with EEO guidelines and legislation
  • Follow "do" and "Don't" examples for interviewing
  • Select candidates based on requirements of position
  • Work collaboratively with the ER/HR staff

Role of search committee chair for executive searches  


Recruitment Process