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Hiring at McMaster

Recruitment and Selection at the University

McMaster University embodies the values of integrity, quality, inclusiveness and teamwork and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. Our goal is to attract individuals with the requisite skills, qualifications, and experience to successfully meet our current and future needs, and who embrace and model our values. By maintaining a diligent and equitable recruitment and selection process, we aim to hire candidates who reflect our deep commitment to equity and diversity and best human resources management practices, and support the mission and goals of the University.

Roles and Responsibilities

Together, all parties work to ensure an equitable hiring process. The goal is not to make “equity hires,” but to have a process that ensures a broad applicant pool and equitable assessment of applicants, so that the best candidate is always hired.

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Hiring Manager Learn More

The Hiring Manager is typically the person who is responsible for identifying the recruitment need, initiating recruitment, and acting as the main point of contact during the recruitment process. While others will be engaged throughout the recruitment and selection process and will provide input, the Hiring Manager is ultimately responsible for the hiring decision.

Selection Committee Learn More

It is the role of the Selection Committee to fairly assess the merits of each applicant and recommend the best applicant.

Human Resources Learn More

Human Resources will provide advice on the recruitment procedure and prepare offers of employment.

Employment Equity Specialist, Equity experts and Equity Advisors Learn More

The Employment Equity Specialist, Equity experts and Equity Advisors will provide support, advice and oversight of the overall hiring process, in collaboration with Human Resources Services to ensure the process is equitable, inclusive and unbiased.