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Recruitment Strategies

Check Box Develop a recruiting culture! All employees should be charged with recruitment. Be proactive, recruit prior to having a need. Build relationships with past, current and prospective applicants before there is a need.
Check Box When you conduct a search and have a number of qualified applicants, continue to maintain relationships even with those that you did not select or those that did not select us. At some point you will have another position to fill and they may still be interested.
Check Box Build long-term relationships and develop a plan for keeping in contact with these individuals on a regular basis.
Check Box Send a periodic update about job openings. Invite the interested parties to visit your organization when in the area. Your professional and ongoing contact with potential applicants ensures recruiting success.
Check Box Encourage faculty to network at professional meetings, conferences, lecture series, etc. They can provide potential applicants with general information about UConn as well as information about specific faculty job openings. They should also be encouraged to solicit resumes or C.V.s (curriculum vitaes) from talented professionals which can also be maintained in a departmental database for future vacancies. Prospective applicants when a position becomes available and encourage them to apply.
Check Box Contact people you know in the field. Even if they are not currently looking for a new position, they may know someone who is looking. Contact women and minorities who have received grants or professional recognition and ask for names of potential applicants.
Check Box Talk to colleagues at other schools and ask about their recent grads.
Check Box Identify prospective applicants who have achieved success outside the typical academic setting.
Check Box Identify and contact the people publishing interesting research in the field, giving strong talks nationally, etc. Even if they are not currently looking for a new position, they may know someone who is looking.