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, and merit positions at Iowa State University.

Recruitment & Selection Toolbox

Professional & ScientificMerit Faculty Temporary Employment 
Recruitment & Selection Guide- P&SRecruitment & Selection Guide- MeritResource GuideTemporary Employment Resources
Recruitment & Selection Process Map- P&SRecruitment & Selection Process Map- MeritDual Career ResourcesMerit Temporary Information
Recruitment & Selection Checklist - P&SRecruitment & 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.

ResourcesPeopleAdmin Tools
Background Check Process & FAQInitiating a Hiring Proposal
Sponsorship GuidelinesInitiating a Faculty Hiring Proposal
Guidelines for Checking ReferencesInterdepartmental 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.

ResourcesPeopleAdmin Tools
Onboarding ChecklistUnderstanding Onboarding as a New Employee
ISU Family Resource GuideReview Progress of a New Employee

Relocation Resources

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