New guide aims to aid equity and inclusion in hiring

The Equal Opportunity Office at Western Washington University has released a new publication, Equity and Inclusion in Hiring: Best Practices for Faculty and Professional Staff Searches, intended for use by hiring authorities and search committees.

The guide offers suggested best practices to ensure that Western’s searches are fair and equitable and create the best possible opportunity to attract diverse applicants. Much of the guidance is also relevant to conducting searches for classified staff. The guide should be used in conjunction with the information for hiring departments provided by Human Resources.

The full guide may be viewed and downloaded here.