HR Partners

Hiring Training Pilot Underway

News from November 28, 2018

As the largest private employer in  Philadelphia, Penn wants to make sure we are providing our hiring managers with the guidance and tools they need to represent the University, facilitate a robust hiring process, support legal compliance, and hire the most talented and qualified candidates from an inclusive pool of applicants.

With these goals in mind, Recruitment has partnered with HR leaders from centers across Penn to develop Best Practices for Hiring @ Penn, a three-part online training program for hiring contacts.

Divisions under the Office of Executive Vice President are leading the way with an online training pilot initiative. Since the pilot launch in October 2018, 69 staff members have completed the three-part online training program for hiring contacts. 

Please remember that the Best Practices for Hiring @ Penn modules must be completed by any contact (i.e., hiring manager, applicant reviewer, HR Liaison, search committee member) listed on a new or replacement job requisition. These contacts will be notified by email that the training has been assigned to them in Knowledge Link and that they are required to successfully complete them prior to the job posting.

This mandatory hiring contact training takes less than 15 minutes to complete. It’s now available at https://portal.hr.upenn.edu/Reqs/ReqsCertification.aspx

After the pilot period, Recruitment will introduce the training program to the other University schools and centers.

Thank you for supporting this effort to provide our hiring managers with the guidance and tools they need to represent the University, facilitate a robust hiring process, support legal compliance, and hire the most talented and qualified candidates from an inclusive pool of applicants.