Selection: Guiding Principles

Your goals are to:

  • Choose the best candidate for the position based on qualifications
  • Help the campus carry out its mission by selecting excellent employees
  • Ensure that if applicants are substantially equally qualified, the selection is normally made based on promotional and transfer opportunities
  • Establish equitable starting salary rates that will lead to the retention and motivation of employees
  • Project a professional and positive image of the University by quickly notifying all applicants of your decision

Before you make the selection and notify applicants, review the recruitment and interview process to be sure you followed these guidelines:

  • Duties and responsibilities of the position were accurately described and reflected in the qualifications needed to perform those duties and responsibilities
  • Selection criteria used to assess a candidate were based on qualifications listed for the position
  • Interview questions clearly matched the selection criteria
  • Whenever appropriate, interviews were conducted by a committee to ensure an objective decision
  • All candidates were treated uniformly in the recruitment, screening, interviewing, and final selection process