Use the following 7 steps to navigate the Staff (Campus) Hiring process. The IES user role = Your Department Role (i.e. Position Coordinator, Supervisor, or Budget Officer).

This position type gives the department the ability to post and fill staff positions. Your department can decide to use the system in the following ways:

  • Create and post new positions
  • Modify (update/re-evaluate) current positions (with or without posting)

Position Description (JAQ) and Posting Information Form Click here »


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Review Applicant Material

  1. Log into the system and select Search Coordinator role (on the Applicant Tracking side of the system)
  2. Select “Staff” category listed under the Posting menu/tab
  3. Locate the posting you would like to view and click on the Job Title
  4. Click “Applicants” to obtain the list of individuals who have applied
  5. Click each applicant’s name in order to view their application form. Use your browser’s back button to return to list of applicants

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Interview and Select

During the interviewing and selection process there are critical steps to consider, to ensure, the most qualified, best-fit candidate is hired.  It is important to invest time in the interview process since hiring the right person will have a positive, lasting impact on your department and the University.  Below are recommended steps and additional resources (see light blue Resource Box on the right) to assist with the process.

Phone Interview
Phone interviews are an efficient way to determine top candidates.  A 30 – 60 minute phone interview focused on the essential requirements can assist you on identifying who you want to invite for further evaluation of the job.
Click here for a sample phone interview guide

In-person Interview
In-person interviews allow managers to evaluate candidates based on job-related skills by asking a series of questions to gain further knowledge on the candidates’ previous experiences.  The interview allows you to continue to gather information and evaluate top candidates’ skills, knowledge, and abilities as well as an individual’s fit into the position and team.  This is a great opportunity to make a positive impression on a candidate regarding UK and your department.
Click here for a sample in-person interview guide

Reference Check/Personnel File Review
Reference checks and personnel file reviews are a great way to verify employment dates, technical skills and strengths and weaknesses for your top candidates.  They also allow an opportunity to gather information on how a candidate would fit into your work environment.
Click here for a sample reference check guide

Making Your Final Decision
Determining which candidate to extend an offer is an exciting and highly important decision.  It is critical to consider all the information about the position and the candidates.  Take time to thoroughly review the position description and information gathered including application materials, interviews (phone & in-person), reference checks, and personnel file reviews.  When making your decision consider how the candidate will complement the team.


How to Initiate the Hiring Proposal:

  1. Log into the system and select Search Coordinator role (on the Applicant Tracking side of the system)
  2. Select “Staff” category listed under the Posting menu/tab
  3. Locate the posting you would like to view and click on the Job Title
  4. Click “Applicants” to obtain the list of individuals who have applied
  5. Click each applicant’s name in order to view their application form
  6. Once you have selected a person you would like to hire, initiate Hiring Proposal by viewing the application and clicking "Take Action On Job Application"
  7. Select the applicant status of “Initiate Hiring Proposal” and then select an Employment User and click "Submit" to finalize the status change
  8. A green heading will appear if your applicant status was successfully changed

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How to Complete the Hiring Proposal

Once Employment establishes the hiring proposal for the selected applicant, you will need to complete all information within Hiring Proposal form.

  1. Log into the system and select your Department role – Position Coordinator, Supervisor, or Budget Office (on the Applicant Tracking side of the system)
  2. Select “Staff” under the Hiring Proposal menu/tab
  3. Locate the Hiring Proposal you are working on and click on the candidate’s first name
  4. Complete the information on the Hiring Proposal section
  5. Click "Next »" to add documents in the Hiring Proposal Documents section.
  6. Click "Next »" to review the Summary to ensure necessary posting information is included.
  7. Select "Take Action On Hiring Proposal". Based on your access, you will have one of the following options:
    • Position Coordinator - “Send to Supervisor”, “Send to UKHC Workforce Management”, OR “Send to Budget Officer
    • Supervisor - “Send to UKHC Workforce Management” OR “Send to Budget Officer
    • Budget Officer - "Send to Dean/Director" OR “Sent to Employment”
    • UKHC Workforce Management - "Send to Dean/Director" OR “Sent to Employment”
  8. Click "Submit" to finalize the status change
  9. A green heading will appear if your hiring proposal was successfully submitted to the next level.

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Checklist for Ordering a Pre-Employment Screening

  1.  Log into the system and select Search Coordinator role (on the Applicant Tracking side of the system) 
  2.  Select “Staff” category listed under the Posting menu/tab
  3. Locate the posting you would like to view and click on the Job Title
  4. Click “Applicants” to obtain the list of individuals who have applied
  5. Click each applicant’s name in order to view their application form. Use your browser’s back button to return to list of applicants
  6. Once you have selected a person you would like to hire, order the required pre-employment screening by viewing the application and clicking "Take Action On Job Application"
  7. Select the applicant status of “Accepted Offer – Initiate PES” and then click "Submit" to finalize the status change
  8. A green heading will appear if your applicant status was successfully changed

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You will need to collaborate with your budget/business officer in order for a PAR to be created and your new hire to be placed on payroll. The following items are required; however your department might request additional paperwork:

Required:Completed I-9 packet which will include the following:

  • Demographic Informational Cover Page
  • Signed I-9 form plus photocopies of documentation used to verify employment eligibility I-9 Form must be completed on or before your new hire's first day of work. Please click here for list of acceptable documentation.
  • Signed Drug Free Policy

Optional:

  • Tax forms (K4 and/or W4) employees are encouraged to complete these forms using Employee Self Service
    • Click here for a how to quick guide on entering/updating your tax information.
    • If your employee's work location is outside of Lexington, they will need to complete the Local/City tax form - click here to obtain form.
  • Direct Deposit Form (with voided check) employees are encouraged to complete this form using Employee Self Service
    • Click here for how to quick guide on setting up your direct deposit.
  • Nepotism Approval letter (if applicable) Click here for template letter

You will need to collaborate with Healthcare Payroll in order for a PAR to be created and your new hire to be placed on payroll. The following items are required; however your department might request additional paperwork:

Required:

  • Healthcare PAR Worksheet (click here to download form)
  • Completed I-9 packet which will include the following: (Need to include: original and 1 copy of the following documents). I-9 Form must be completed on or before your new hire's first day of work. Please click herefor list of acceptable documentation.
    • Demographic Informational Cover Page
    • Signed I-9 form plus photocopies of documentation used to verify employment eligibility
      • If not included with I-9 documentation, please include a copy of the employee’s Social Security Card
    • Signed Drug Free Policy

Optional:

  • Tax forms (K4 and/or W4) employees are encouraged to complete these forms using Employee Self Service
    • Click here for a how to quick guide on entering/updating your tax information.
    • If your employee's work location is outside of Lexington, they will need to complete the Local/City tax form - click here to obtain form.
  • Direct Deposit Form (with voided check) employees are encouraged to complete this form using Employee Self Service
    • Click here for how to quick guide on setting up your direct deposit.
  • Nepotism Approval letter (if applicable) Click here for template letter

Onboarding:

NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION

Use the following link to sign up your employee for New Employee Orientation. 
If you are a UK Healthcare employee, you will need to attend two Orientations. Please click here to learn more. 

ONBOARDING

Training & Development has a variety of resources available to assist in the onboarding process.

How to Close Your Position:

  1. Log into the system and select Search Coordinator role (on the Applicant Tracking side of the system) 
  2. Select “Staff” category listed under the Posting menu/tab
  3. Locate the posting you would like to view and click on the Job Title
  4. Click “Applicants” to obtain the list of individuals who have applied
  5. Click each applicant’s name in order to view their application form. Use your browser’s back button to return to list of applicants
  6. Once you have selected the person you would like to hire, you will need to enter disposition reasons for all other applicants by clicking "Take Action On Job Application"
  7. Select one of the following status options for those individuals you are not hiring:
    1. "Not Interviewed Not Hired" and then click "Submit" to finalize the status change
    2. "Interviewed Not Hired" and then click "Submit" to finalize the status change
  8. Repeat this step for each applicant within your applicant pool
  9. Once all disposition reasons have been entered, contact your employment consultant/specialist to close out the posting.

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