Fair Hiring: Best Practices in Staff Recruiting

Attracting and hiring the most qualified candidates to fill staff positions are essential to achieving our mission at UC Santa Cruz. Fair Hiring: Best Practices in Staff Recruiting is one of several UC Santa Cruz mandatory trainings. In this training, you will learn campus best practices to ensure fairness and excellence in all stages of the recruitment process. 

About This Training

Who should take this training?

This training is mandatory for hiring managers and search committee chairs. Hiring managers and those serving as search committee chairs must renew their training every three years to be in compliance.

How long will it take?

The training should take approximately 90 to 120 minutes to complete. You do not need to complete the training in one sitting.

What topics are included?

The training covers topics such as: developing effective recruitment plans, search committee roles and responsibilities, evaluating applicants, tips for conducting interviews and reference checks, and selection for hire.  It also includes a discussion of bias theory and first impressions, benefits of a diverse workforce, and provides an historical perspective of and information about laws and policies related to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and applicants with disabilities.

Course Completion Requirements

To meet the compliance requirements for this course, you will be required to complete several activities throughout the presentation and a short assessment at the end of the last module.

Certificate of Completion

A certificate of completion is available from the UC Learning Center.  For instructions on how to print the certificate please follow this link: http://learningcenter.ucsc.edu/lms_help.html#history.

System Requirements

This course can be taken using Internet Explorer 7 - 9 (10 with compatibility mode on) on windows or Safari 4 or higher on Mac.

*Please either disable pop-up blockers or allow pop-ups from uc.sumtotalsystems.com. For further information visit http://learningcenter.ucsc.edu/lms_help.html#popups

Note: Change in Access to Fair Hiring – Online Training 

Fair Hiring: Best Practices in Staff Recruiting is now accessed via the UC Learning Management System (LMS). LMS provides employees and supervisors the ability to easily access, track, and manage training needs.

Necessary revisions to the content made in spring 2013 and the move to LMS resulted in minor inconsistencies in the audio, slide design, and appearance.

To register for the Fair Hiring Training in the UC Learning Center:    

  1. Click on Fair Hiring Training Online button below
  2. Log In using your CruzID Gold Password
  3. Click the "Register" button
  4. Click the “Submit” button
  5. Click the “Start” button and follow the onscreen instructions in the pop-up window

Please contact the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at (831) 459-1590 or odei@ucsc.edu if you have questions.  

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