You may need to recruit candidates virtually when it is not feasible to bring a candidate to campus. Review UB's resources and procedures for recruiting candidates virtually.
There are a variety of technology platforms you may want to consider when interviewing remotely. Consider some of the following options when planning your interviews:
Zoom is an easy-to-use video communication platform that includes video conferencing, recording, phone, chat and screen sharing.
Using Jabber, you can place, receive and manage telephone calls using your Internet-connected computer and a headset, or open a text window to chat with colleagues who are also using Jabber.
Virtual interviews are appropriate when the search committee and the candidate cannot meet in person. There are additional considerations you should take when planning for a virtual interview.
The search committee should be prepared to run the interview as if it was in-person. Find tools for search committee members in the Recruitment Toolkit.
In addition to normal recruitment procedures, make these extra considerations when performing virtual interviews:
It is important to recognize that not all applicants have equal access to technology and home environments can vary. Technology access and home environment should not be used as evaluative criteria.
Consider providing a virtual tour of UB's North, South and Downtown campus to provide an overview of life at UB. You can share a prerecorded tour of campus or perform a live video tour.
Use these tools to market The University at Buffalo and the Western New York region to candidates.
There are a variety of resources available to share with candidates to teach them about the UB community, who we are, and our mission.
You will want to share information about living in Western New York when recruiting candidates from outside of the area. Use these resources to highlight the Buffalo Niagara region.
Mary Jo Serafini
Regional Director, Upstate New York HERC and Recruitment and Position Specialist
Workforce Planning and Recruitment
Townsend Hall, 205 Hayes Road
Phone: 716-645-8172; Fax: 716-645-2724