ERIC Number: ED381517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Academic and Legal Ramifications of Hiring the Best.
Blackwell, E. Harold; Carlson, Gerald
This paper outlines a process for hiring the best candidate for a faculty or staff position, particularly structuring the process and conducting resume reviews and interviews. The entire paper proceeds from the assumption that no management function is more critical than the hiring of faculty and staff. The first section provides suggestions for each phase of the hiring process: request to fill the position, formation of a search committee, deciding what the organization needs, writing the job description, determining the hiring criteria, and noting the legal ramifications of criteria. The next section on resume evaluation and interviews opens with suggestions for developing a candidate score-sheet (includes a sample). This section also offers suggestions on analyzing the resume, checking references, and conducting a successful interview. The section on interviewing covers: what questions to ask, styles of interview questions, questioning techniques, why interviews fail, 12 key points on which to evaluate each candidate, and telephone interviews. Final sections address compiling scores, correspondence, candidate elimination, and decision-making. Appended are: information on interviewing protected class candidates (covers illegal interview questions and their legal formulations); a list of obstacles to effective interviewing; and the preemployment guide of the College and University Personnel Association. (JB)
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Interviews, Higher Education, Job Applicants, Labor Legislation, Personnel Data, Personnel Selection, Qualifications, Questioning Techniques, Resumes (Personal), Search Committees (Personnel), Teacher Selection
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (Portland, OR, March 1995).