Talent Acquisition

The Talent Acquisition Unit assists in the acquiring of talented, diverse candidates to carry out the mission of teaching, research, and public service at Georgia Southern University. Click the bolded words below to learn more about our services to the campus community.

Vacant Positions

The recruitment process begins when the hiring manager identifies a vacancy to be filled. The vacancy is the result of one of the following reasons:
• Newly created position
• Separation of the incumbent from employment (i.e. resignation, retirement, termination, etc.)

Recruitment Strategy for Vacant Positions

External Recruitment – Positions are externally posted in selected outlets and any interested individual can express interest by applying on the Careers page prior to the established deadline. Locally-recruited positions are posted for at least five (5) business days. Nationally-recruited positions are posted for at least fifteen (15) business days.

Internal Recruitment – An internal search requires the approval of the Director of Talent Acquisition. Hiring managers wishing to post internally may submit the request via email to the Director of Talent Acquisition. If approved, the position is posted to the Careers for recruitment restricted to the University, college, division, or department. The posting period for internal recruitment is five (5) business days.

Advertising Vacant Positions

Posting vacant positions in various recruitment outlets is one of the steps taken to ensure we acquire a diverse pool of qualified candidates. Hiring managers should review their departmental budget and determine an amount to commit towards recruitment costs. Typically, a smaller amount is needed to recruit locally-recruited positions than nationally-recruited positions. Talent Acquisition can assist you with determining the appropriate amount.

Locally-recruited positions are placed in:
• Statesboro Herald (positions located on the main campus)
• Savannah Morning News or Savannah Pennysaver (positions located on the Armstrong Campus)
• Coastal Courier (positions located at the Liberty Center)
• Georgia Department of Labor

Nationally-recruited positions are placed in:
• The Chronicle of Higher Education (online)
• Higher Ed Jobs
• Inside Higher Ed Jobs
• LinkedIn
• Eagle Career Net
• Georgia Department of Labor
• University System of Georgia Applicant Clearinghouse
• Statesboro Herald (positions located on the main campus)
• Savannah Morning News or Savannah Pennysaver (positions located on the Armstrong Campus)
• Coastal Courier (positions located at the Liberty Center)

The charges for all of the above recruitment outlets (except the Statesboro Herald, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Pennysaver, and Coastal Courier) are covered by the University.

Talent Acquisition recommends trade-specific and diversity recruitment outlets for nationally-recruited positions. The charges for trade-specific and diversity recruitment outlets are covered by the departmental budget.

Evaluating Applicants

When evaluation applicants, hiring managers are obligated to consider the requirements indicated in the job announcement as well as the applicant’s education, work experience, and skill set.

Interviewing Applicants

Internal Recruitment – Hiring managers are obligated to consider all minimally qualified applicants.

External Recruitment – Hiring managers are obligated to conduct at least three (3) face-to-face interviews. Hiring managers may conduct telephone or VoIP interviews as preliminary interviews; however, they should take the necessary steps to ensure at least three (3) candidates are given face-to-face interviews.

Search Documentation

At the completion of the interviews, the following documentation should be submitted to Human Resources:
• Interview questions/response for all interviewed applicants
• Completed Telephone Reference Check Forms for the finalist(s)
• Any other search documents (i.e. Evaluation Forms, Feedback Documentation, etc.)
• Recommended salary amount and start date

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Statesboro Campus: P.O. Box 8104 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-5468

Armstrong Campus: 11935 Abercorn Street • Savannah, Georgia 31419 • (912) 344-2587