Best Practices for Conducting Diverse Searches to Hire Staff

Diversity is essential to excellence in the University setting. This series of four videos illustrates why creating a plan for conducting a successful search is critical, as well as the importance of building an awareness of implicit bias and how to minimize its effects. 

Running Time: 20 minutes

On this page:

  • Video 1: Planning for the Search Process - Learn the steps to create a search plan, including outreach, to ensure a diverse and talented pool of candidates.
  • Video 2: Reducing Barriers to Diversity in Faculty Searches - Discover ways to reduce the barriers to achieving diversity in faculty and staff searches.
  • Video 3: The Search Process and Legal Compliance - Become familiar with the guidelines and resources available to assist you in developing purposeful, informed strategies for navigating legal restrictions.
  • Video 4: Recruiting for Diversity in STEM - Develop an understanding of why it is vital to take a holistic look at a candidate and use consistent criteria for hiring and promotion.

Intended Audience

UB faculty and staff





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Contact for Questions

Kerry Lynch

Kerry Gangi

Organizational Development and Training

Phone: 716-645-3568


The University at Buffalo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with any disabilities. If you require accommodations to participate in this session, please contact Organizational Development & Training (OD&T) at (716) 645-4459 or prior to attending the class. Please allow ample time for OD&T to work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to arrange accommodations.