Recruitment and Selection
As a leading research university we are increasingly competing on a global basis for high quality candidates to join us. The global skills shortage means recruitment and induction have become a strategic issue for the University and our future success depends on finding positive, creative ways of attracting future candidates.
This toolkit has been designed to help you recruit quality staff. We would appreciate your feedback on other topics you would find helpful. The recruitment team are available to work with you on your specific requirements.
Taking time to plan before starting the recruitment exercise will assist the whole process and help minimise delays later. This is the ideal time to identify the requirements of the position, profile of the ideal candidate, advertising options, confirm the selection panel, interview format and timeframes.
Who would you like to apply? Why would they be attracted to the position, your department and the University of Otago? How would they be most likely to find about the vacancy? What information would they be interested in knowing? What is the most effective way to find a suitable pool of candidates for the position?
How do you select the best candidate? How do you make sure they have the knowledge, skills and experience that you need? How do you make sure candidates are keen to become valued members of your department? How do you deal with unsuccessful candidates?
How to ensure the appointment process runs smoothly for you and your preferred candidate.
Our Legislative Framework and University Expectations
What are your responsibilities to ensure your recruitment practices comply with New Zealand legislation and University expectations?
Using the Recruitment System
An e-learning module and various factsheets are available to help you when using the Recruitment System.
Help and Other Resources
The recruitment team are available to support you throughout the recruitment process, share our recruitment tools and help you plan for future recruitment needs.
We offer a variety of opportunities and resources to help you develop your recruitment knowledge and skills such as interview skills, structuring interview questions, copywriting adverts and getting technology to work for you.