Staff Search Manual


Wilkes University is committed to fair and equitable recruitment in compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations. As part of our commitment to hire and retain the best and brightest candidates, Wilkes offers equal employment and promotion opportunities based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital status, domestic partnership status or status as a veteran.

Wilkes strives to attract, select, and develop talented and passionate employees who are driven by our mission. To assist hiring supervisors in these efforts, The Wilkes University Hiring Manual has been developed to provide policies, best practices, guidelines and forms to support the recruitment and hiring of a highly qualified and talented workforce. In compliance with federal and state regulations, this resource should be utilized to conduct fair and equitable employment searches which generate a diverse pool of applicants who are qualified to meet the work requirements of the open position.

This resource should assist you in hiring the best available high performance candidates who are well matched to your open positions though:

  • Careful planning and preparation for new positions
  • Assistance with completing the required forms
  • Recruitment strategies and options
  • Preparing for and conducting a successful interview
  • Developing equitable evaluation criteria
  • Orienting a new employee

Please note: All forms referenced in this manual can be accessed from the Wilkes University portal.
Employees tab → Employee Resources → Supervisor and Employment Forms