Failed searches when applicants were reviewed

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

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

  • Candidate disposition reasons
  • Comments for candidates interviewed
  • Evidence of advertisement and outreach
  • Search Committee Narrative – description of why the search failed
  • Search Committee Chair Survey
  • All written materials created during the search (e.g., interview notes, completed evaluation tools, etc.)
  • Final candidate statuses
  • Title of the search report should indicate this is a failed search

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

Conclusion: After the search report is approved, conclude the search using the Conclusions feature on AP Recruit.

 

 

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:

  • Evidence of advertisement
  • Brief Search Committee Narrative stating the fact that no applicants were reviewed for the recruitment, and why.
  • Title of the search report should indicate this is a failed search

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

Conclusion: After the search report is approved, conclude the search using the Conclusions feature on AP Recruit.