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Hiring Managers

As a manager, hiring new employees are among the most important decisions you make. In HR, we want to help you find the most qualified candidates for your department. When you fill a vacancy, upgrade a position, create a new job or promote an employee, the process is as important as the selection of the right candidate.
 
Hiring managers have very important responsibilities when conducting searches. The people you hire affect the characteristics and quality of our diverse workforce. Before you begin a search, you should familiarize yourself with your role, the University’s expectations and the search process.
 
Once you’ve filled the job, you may be the single most important person to influence the success and job satisfaction of your new employee. Information on this website offer guidance and tips to help you with activities to orient your new employees.
 
Talent Acquisition specialists are available to support you during every step in the hiring process. One will be assigned to each search to shepherd the process, including assisting in posting a position to and using the Jobs at Princeton online employment application system, developing a diverse candidate pool, screening, testing (if appropriate), interviewing, referencing, setting the salary and offering the job.

Your Role in Staffing the University

 
You play an essential role in creating and developing a workforce able to support the University’s academic purpose and mission. And, once you’ve hired a new employee, you may be the single most important person to influence the success and job satisfaction of that individual.
 
Your role and responsibility in staffing and building our workforce includes: 
  • Hiring the right people in the most appropriate way. This includes ensuring that we attract the best candidates, complying with laws and University policies that govern the hiring process and including applicants who represent diverse perspectives and backgrounds. 
  • Orienting and onboarding new staff to provide each new employee with the physical environment and the emotional and informational support needed to feel welcomed and part of the University community from the very first day. 
  • Providing ongoing opportunities for your staff members—individually and collectively—to grow and develop in order to perform their jobs effectively and make outstanding contributions that support the University, faculty, staff, students, alumni and surrounding community. 
  • Encouraging an open and inclusive environment in which individual contributions and points of view are valued, respected and incorporated into the fabric of each department and the broader University community.