Failed searches when applicants were reviewed

A failed search when applicants were reviewed is one that does not result in a proposed candidate, either because there were no candidates who fit the needs of the search, or because the proposed candidate withdrew from consideration and there was no suitable alternative.

A Search Report must be completed for failed searches, including:

  • Initial search outcome
  • Candidate disposition reasons
  • Comments for candidates interviewed
  • Evidence of advertisement and outreach
  • Search Committee Narrative – brief description of why the search failed
  • All written materials created during the search (e.g., interview notes, completed evaluations tools, etc.)
  • Final candidate statuses

Approvals: Submit the Search Report for approval in the standard manner for Search Reports.

Failed searches when no applicants were reviewed

A failed search when no applicants were reviewed is one where the department or unit did not review any applicants, either because the original need was no longer there (for example, anticipated funding did not come through), or because there was an error in the way the recruitment was created and a new one will replace the current one.

A Search Report in these cases includes:

  • Initial search outcome
  • Brief narrative stating the fact that no applicants were reviewed for the recruitment, and why.

Approvals: Submit the Search Report for approval in the standard manner for Search Reports.

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