Recruiting for Diversity
This page provides helpful tips and resources for diversity recruiting. NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions here.
Become familiar with NAU's Affirmative Action Plan:
NAU's AA Plan discusses the responsibilities of managers and supervisors. Supervisor's responsibilities include:
Assist in the identification of problem areas within their area of responsibility. Ensure implementation of special efforts to increase representation of underutilized groups consistent with the goals and objectives outlined in the affirmative action plan.
Be aware of NAU's annual placement goals.
Be proactive in recruiting. Here are some effective, low-cost ideas:
Personal and professional networking - Expect everyone in your department to be a recruiter for your open positions. Have each person be responsible for referring at least two individuals to your posting. Don't pass up recruiting currently employed colleagues. They may be ready to make a change.
Targeted Recruiting - Identify minority or women's organizations and target your recruiting to them. In addition to sending the job posting, make a personal phone call and discuss your opening with the organization. HR and AA can assist with ideas for such organizations.
Well-written job announcement - Write your job announcement with diversity and cultural awareness in mind. Don't rely on the "EEO/AA" statements. Applicants are aware of the "tone" of job announcements and a well-written ad or announcement will more likely attract a perse pool.
- Give a job posting enough time - Work with Human Resources to understand the diversity of your pool as it develops. Consider keeping the posting open longer if the diversity is not sufficient. And, most importantly, don't stop recruiting until the job closes. An ad in the paper is usually not enough in today's tight labor market; you must keep at it!
Resources for Diversity Recruiting
The following is a list of resources available for assistance in recruiting women, minorities, and other target groups. This information can be utilized for advertising, recruiting, and referral purposes. Some of these resources provide a free service by posting job descriptions on their web site or in their work areas.
These lists can be accessed in a report format or as mailing labels by clicking on the appropriate box. To print mailing labels, Avery 5160 1" x 2 5/8" labels are required.
|Predominantly Asian-American higher education institutions||Asia||Asia|
|Predominantly Black higher education institutions||BLACU||BLACU|
|Predominantly Hispanic higher education institutions||HISPU||HISPU|
|Predominantly minority higher education institutions||MINO||MINO|
|Black referral resources||BLACR||BLACR|
|Hispanic referral resources||HISPR||HISPR|
|Female referral resources||FEMR||FEMR|
|Native American referral resources||NAR||NAR|
|Disabled referral resources||DISBR||DISBR|
|Veteran referral resources||VETR||VETR|
|All protected classes referral resources||ALLP||ALLP|
|All the above listings||ALL||ALL|