Thursday, 13 November 2014

Equity in Recruitment

To follow up on a recent session on Human Rights and Employment Equity Considerations in Recruitment, two new resources have been shared on the Employment Equity webpage which include a tip sheet on inclusive recruitment and human rights and a comprehensive list of equity definitions. To learn more about these topics, please register for next Human Right and Employment Equity Considerations in Recruitment session on Thursday, December 4.

While these sessions raise awareness of possible human rights and equity issues during recruitment, they do not specifically address how to encourage employment applications from a diversity of candidates as indicated in the University's Equity Statement. We know that the University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit, we are committed to the principle of equity in employment, and we welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons. The question is: how? For support, advice and collaboration that can help you recruit a diversity of talent, please contact Catherine Anley, Employment Equity Advisor at 492-3020 or or subscribe to the Employment Equity list by emailing