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Recruitment and Talent Acquisition

Assess the current and desire state for recruitment and talent acquisition for both faculty and staff, focusing on the importance of efficiency and effectiveness in attracting world class talent to McMaster University.

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  • Established new Talent team within OD to support talent strategies and provide expert consultation on hiring and onboarding activities
  • Completed successful virtual Onboarding module pilot for TMG hires facilitated through HRSC and FHS HR
  • Launched new virtual Onboarding resources
  • Collaborated on the successful operationalization of the SPS-A1 policy advancing EDI in Faculty recruitment
  • New staff hiring guidelines, supporting resources and training developed and available
  • Multiple external partnerships launched to advance diverse sourcing strategies
  • Collaborating with the Faculty of Engineering on the Hiring Process Improvement Initiative; discovery phase complete; 43 recommendations

What’s Next

  • Gain key learning from HPII participants on items implemented
  • Community engagement sessions to validate findings and proposed solutions
  • Detailed analysis and development of phases for enterprise-wide transformation project, including staff hiring policy
  • Exploration of technology solutions in partnership with UTS