Talent Development

What Every JMU Supervisor Needs to Know (TD2104)

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Session: 4 of 8

Location: Pathways Training Center, Wine-Price


The Ever-Increasing Complexities of Hiring and Retaining Great Employees

Managers or supervisors responsible for hiring have a direct impact on building a strong, qualified workforce at JMU. Everything they say and do during the interviewing and hiring process may have a profound impact on the organization. Missteps on the recruitment path can lead to hiring of an unqualified person, create unfair hiring situations, or open the institution up to legal ramifications. It is important that each manager and supervisor representing JMU in the interviewing and hiring process know how to do it properly and consistently.

During this session we will also explore how you can maximize your employees’ success from day one. Studies show that within the first 30 days of employment approximately 33% of employees decide whether they will stay or look for other employment opportunities. It is important to provide the support necessary to retain new employees.


  • Understand your role and responsibility with the hiring process
  • Learn the landmines of federal regulations surrounding the hiring process and how to avoid them
  • Understand JMU policy regarding staff and faculty hiring
  • Learn how you can have a positive impact on your employee’s onboarding experience. 
  • Discover resources and tools that are available to new employees

Presented by: Julie Byers, Benefits Administrator and Jennifer Kester, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Employment, HR

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