Purdue Today

April 21, 2009

Training sessions to focus on staff hiring, retention

The Office of Institutional Equity and Human Resource Services Employment are offering a series of sessions designed to assist supervisors in developing and refining their staff hiring and employee retention skills. 

For hiring supervisors and search committee members who already have basic knowledge of staff hiring practices and procedures at Purdue, the following three sessions, “Conducting Quality Interviews,” “A Guide to Reference Checking,” and “Diversity in Employment,” are offered in one block so that those interested in participating may attend one, two, or all three of the sessions. To reserve a space at a session, register at the links provided below.

Conducting Quality Interviews

Designed to provide Purdue supervisors with the tools to plan for and conduct candidate interviews, this session will highlight interview practices that will assist in making strong selection decisions and include detailed information on planning the interview schedule.

    Thursday, April 23
     9-9:50 a.m.
     STEW 318

A Guide to Reference Checking

This interactive program offers participants answers to the questions of who, what, when, how, and why of reference checking, as well as the opportunity to get answers to their reference checking questions. 

   Thursday, April 23
   10-10:50 a.m.
   STEW 318

Diversity in Employment

This session features a conversation on diversity in the employment arena, including suggestions for recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce at Purdue.

   Thursday, April 23
   11-11:50 a.m.
   STEW 318

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Office of Institutional Equity at 49-47253 (voice), 49-61343 (tty), or equity@purdue.edu