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Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Inclusive and Equitable Hiring Practices

This 90-minute program provides an overview of best practices for recruiting a diverse candidate pool and equitably evaluating them. Participants will examine the role that various forms of bias can play in screening applicants and identify ways that privilege creates an unlevel competitive job market. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences requires that all individuals serving on CFAES search committees complete this program every 2 years. Please note: this workshop will not be recorded.

By participating in this program attendees will have a better understanding of the following:
• Why diversity matters in applicant pools
• Barriers to inclusive and equitable hiring practices
• How bias, both conscious and unconscious, can interfere with our perception of others and influence who we hire
• Research that demonstrates how perceived identity influences access to job opportunities
• The role of privilege in access to jobs and how it influences career trajectories
• Why broad position descriptions are needed for generating a diverse applicant pool
• How first impressions can be misleading (and the science behind it)
• How to use a diversity statement to evaluate if a candidate’s approach aligns with your unit’s DEI strategic goals
• Why rubrics are effective tools to mitigate the influence of conscious and unconscious biases