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Infographic of Recruit & Hire Journey

To ensure you are providing an exceptional, bias-free candidate experience, review the topics below to learn more about the talent acquisition process and to create recruitment plans for a specific position. 

While these topics should apply to most hiring at Stanford, there are unique circumstances when hiring temp/casuals, students, global staff and faculty appointments; to learn more about hiring for those positions, please see the quick links at the bottom of this page.

Before you begin, confirm you have the appropriate budget and approvals from your leadership and HR team.

For Inclusive Talent Acquisition (ITA) program resources and information for recruitment and hiring, please visit the "Inclusive recruitment resources" webpage.

Inclusive recruitment resources

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Getting Started & Job Descriptions

  • Diversity Recruiting & Affirmative Action
  • Nondiscrimination Policy
  • Unconscious Bias Training
  • Hiring Preferences
  • Job Description & Posting Resources
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Applicant Tracking System

  • Taleo System
  • Taleo Job Aids
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Finding & Managing Candidates

  • Job Advertisement
  • Sourcing tips
  • Referrals
  • Networking
  • Internal Candidates
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Interviewing & Selection

• Search Committee

• Candidate Review

• Interviewing Resources

• Reference Checking & Personnel Files

• Benefits Flyer

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Offer & Conversion

• Salary setting

• Offer Letters

• Negotiations

• Background Check

• Candidate Disposition

• Stay Connected

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• Welcome Center

• Resources and Tools

• Training & Beyond

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