Talent Development

I'm a Search Committee Member - Now What? (TD2338)

Fri, 13 Nov 2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Wine-Price Building


Session 2 of 2

The “I’m a Search Committee Member - Now What?” series consists of two workshops that focuses on your task as a search committee member throughout the entire recruitment process to find the best candidate for the job. Mistakes made during the recruitment process can result in hiring an unqualified individual, creating an unfair hiring situation or opening JMU up to legal ramifications. It is important that employees serving on search committees represent JMU fairly, properly and consistently throughout all stages of the recruitment process.

During these sessions we will learn about the recruitment process from beginning to end, including how to fairly screen applications, conducting interviews, what happens after an employment offer is made and accepted, how to retain qualified employees and new hire events available to employees during their first year at JMU. Guest speakers from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) will join us during one of the sessions to discuss hiring individuals with disabilities and how DARS and DBVI can assist you.


  • Learn your role and responsibility in the hiring process as a search committee member
  • Understand JMU policy regarding staff and faculty hiring
  • Discover resources and tools available to new employees
  • Learn about services offered by DARS and DBVI

Facilitated by: Jennifer Kester, Recruitment Team Leader, Human Resources; Alicia Proctor, Recruitment Specialist, Human Resources; Ireti Akinola, Recruitment Specialist, Human Resources

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