Illinois State University is only as good as its people. The recruitment of a new employee is an important decision. We expect each recruitment decision to signal a long term commitment. Civil Service positions require several steps to complete the hiring process. The Employment Unit is here to guide you through this process with the goal of hiring the best candidate for the position.
The typical recruitment process at Illinois State University follows these steps:
- Job posting on the Hiring Manager System
- The Employment Unit will advise and assist with developing and placing advertisements in:
- Local newspapers
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Departments are responsible for placing advertisements in:
- Industrial or occupational specific Listservs
- Specialized publications
- Screening applicants
- Search committee training
- Search committees play a critical advisory role in the identification, recruitment, and screening of candidates. Committees are appointed in accordance with departmental or unit procedures, but all have the common goal of filling open positions with individuals who will advance the University's mission.
- Determination of the members of a search committee should be made early in the recruitment process, ideally at the time the job description is being reviewed. Human Resources is available and willing to conduct search committee training with newly formed committees.
A security sensitive position is one that requires a comprehensive criminal background investigation or fingerprint check.
After interviews have been conducted, notify an Employment Consultant of the final candidate(s). The Employment unit will oversee the following:
- Job offer(s)
- Background checks
- Hiring paperwork including I-9
- Register for New Employee Orientation