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The following tools and resources are available to assist with the recruitment and selection process. Refer to the Selection Recruitment Guidelines for additional information on the appropriate timing and use of these tools and resources.

Recruiting candidates

Advertising Sourcing


Job Target

UC Riverside has contracted with JobTarget to provide on-line and print media advertising. Through JobTarget’s OneClick product, open positions can be easily launched to various job boards including niche sites by posting, with a single click of a button. A dedicated account manager will work with you to ensure you clearly understand the best places to spend your recruiting dollars, based on data.

In addition to posting jobs, JobTarget offers additional services to assist you with your recruiting needs:

  • Print Publication Recruitment Advertising – JobTarget will create a display ad, obtain a quote and process the ad for you.
  • Media Recommendations – To assist you with a difficult to fill position, JobTarget can recommend niche, regional, national or diversity media advertising and provide strategic proposals.
  • Media Campaigns – JobTarget’s Digital Media Strategist can develop a single campaign around a market segment or map out your entire annual advertising plan.
  • Job Board Networks – The vertical network products in OneClick will provide your ad with exposure on multiple relevant job boards, by appearing within a rotating banner.

How to Access JobTarget: Contact Stephanie Davis, Sr. Employment/Staffing Analyst at [email protected]

How to Pay for JobTarget: Upon check-out you will have two options to make a payment for your advertisement.

  • To be invoiced – enter the purchase order (P.O.) number on the cart summary section of the check-out page
  • Use Procurement Card (ProCard) – enter your department issued ProCard information as required on the JobTarget webpage.


Diversity Agencies

Agencies which assist women and under-represented groups are another great source of talent

Developing relationships and a pipeline of potential candidates with these agencies allows candidates to have a better understanding of your staffing needs and the University’s mission and values

Contact Human Resources for more information on diversity agencies.

Resume Banks

Resume banks are another good source for identifying qualified candidates. Job seekers post their resume to these which are then searched by prospective employers. The following resume banks provide access to UCR HR Departmental and Organization HR Coordinators:

  • Southern California Higher Education
Social Media

LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook are good alternative recruiting sources. Contact your Shared Service Center or Kai Buckner, Sr. Employment/Staffing Analyst at [email protected] learn more about these tools. Refer to the Social Media Guidelines.

Pre-employment Assessments

Tests and other selection methods such as requesting work samples are additional tools used to assess candidates.

The Office of the President (OP) has established guidelines to ensure compliance with our obligations under anti-discrimination policies and statutes.The guidelines are summarized in a short training course for hiring departments and Human Resources professionals. Registration for the Pre-employment Testing Guidelines course is available via the UC Learning Center.

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The guidelines include the following key points:

  • Only 3 rd party validated (vendor provided) assessments may be used
  • Work samples (e.g. portfolios and writing samples) are not considered assessments
  • The importance of being responsive to candidates who request accommodation due to disability in order to take a 3rd party provider test. Departments should contact the Disability Manager
  • The importance of providing a fair and consistent testing process and ensuring record-keeping requirements are met

A short quiz is incorporated to test knowledge of key concepts.

Because tests must be validated using statistical methods and administered consistently across the hiring process, all tests, along with their administration procedure and scoring rubric, must be approved by Human Resources and the Office of Faculty and Staff Affirmative Action prior to use.

Additional Information

Reference Checking

SkillSurvey is a leading provider of automated reference checking and is currently used by several UC locations. SkillSurvey’s team of expert industrial and organizational psychologists have developed over 300 surveys across 23 different job families and 2,000 job titles. Each survey contains behaviorally-based questions which allow hiring managers to obtain job –related behaviors critical to a new hire’s success on the job.

Using SkillSurvey in place of traditional phone checks to conduct references reduces time, energy, and money by offering hiring managers the ability to:

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