Hiring & Onboarding

The hiring manager is responsible for making the hiring selection, consistent with guidelines provided by the respective Dean, Vice President, Senior Vice President, President or his or her designee. New Employee Onboarding is the final phase of the automated candidate experience for Faculty, Professional and Scientific (P&S), and Merit positions at Iowa State University.

Recruitment & Selection Toolbox

Professional & Scientific Merit  Faculty  Temporary Employment 
Recruitment & Selection Guide - P&S Recruitment & Selection Guide - Merit Resource Guide Temporary Employment Resources
Recruitment & Selection Process Map - P&S Recruitment & Selection Process Map - Merit Dual Career Resources Merit Temporary Information
Recruitment & Selection Checklist - P&S Recruitment & Selection Checklist - Merit   Temporary Employment Agency FAQ

Selection & Offer of Employment

The hiring manager shall conduct and document reference checks on, at a minimum, the finalist selected for hire, including current employees being considered. Final offers shall not be made without first completing a meaningful check of the finalist’s references and completion of the background check.

Resources PeopleAdmin Tools
Background Check Process & FAQ Initiating a Hiring Proposal
Sponsorship Guidelines Initiating a Faculty Hiring Proposal
Guidelines for Checking References Interdepartmental Faculty Hiring Process
  Completing the Hiring Proposal
  Updating Final Verbal Offer Details
  Understanding the eLOI
  Understanding eLOI User Roles
  Locating an eLOI
  Completing an eLOI (Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty)
  Completing an eLOI (Non-Tenure Eligible Faculty)
  Completing an eLOI (P&S Staff)
  Approving an eLOI
  Extending the eLOI to the candidate
  Viewing your eLOI from ISU


Onboarding for Success

Once the hiring department confirms the hire in PeopleAdmin7, a new employee will be able to begin their ISU adventure through this self-service portal. Administered through AccessPlus, a new employee will be introduced to a menu of action items to facilitate a smooth and successful onboarding experience.

Resources PeopleAdmin Tools
Onboarding Checklist Understanding Onboarding as a New Employee
ISU Family Resource Guide Review Progress of a New Employee

Relocation Resources

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