Building Inclusive Libraries: Kindness, Equity, and Candidate Experiences in Hiring & Onboarding Toolkit
Grounded in an understanding of leading recruitment practices as well as an understanding of the profession’s opportunities and challenges, the toolkit offers pragmatic approaches to move from the theory of inclusive hiring and onboarding to implementation. At each stage of the hiring lifecycle, tips and questions to consider are provided, from language bias in position announcements to methods for developing interview questions to onboarding approaches. The toolkit is designed to be used by supervisors, employees, and any key decision makers involved in the job description writing process.
The first half of the toolkit focuses on inclusive hiring processes. First, the section outlines best practices in inclusive hiring from both process and equity perspectives. The toolkit then dives deeper into various components of the hiring process and associated equity lenses. Lastly, the toolkit focuses on articulating responsibilities and duties in position descriptions. The appendices contain sample documents and templates for each stage of the hiring process.
The second half of the toolkit focuses on inclusive onboarding, subdivided into four main parts. First, it outlines best practices in inclusive onboarding from both process and equity perspectives. The second part offers an equity lens to use to review the process. The third part outlines components of the onboarding process over a full year in checklist form. The fourth part focuses on responsibilities and duties related to onboarding.
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Bélanger, Annie; Beaubien, Sarah; Bell, Kat; Benson, Krista; Cawthorne, Lori; García Mazari, Sheila; Garrett, Takeelia; Gorecki, Preethi; Frigo, Emily; Meyer, Kristin; Vainner, Jenna; and Espinoza, Jesus, "Building Inclusive Libraries: Kindness, Equity, and Candidate Experiences in Hiring & Onboarding Toolkit" (2023). Library Reports and Communication. 26.