Communicating with Applicants

Communicating with applicants is a critical piece of the recruitment process. Timely communication with applicants, to make them aware of their status in a search, results in positive experiences for our applicants, even when they may not be interviewed or selected for a position. It demonstrates that OSU cares that applicants have taken their time to apply to our employment opportunities and positions.

Make a Conditional Offer of Employment

Upon completing the interview process, evaluate the candidates’ skills, abilities, knowledge, and competencies. Then, select the best candidate for the position and make a conditional offer of employment. All job offers are contingent upon University Human Resources final approval. The hiring official may make a conditional offer of employment using any appropriate method. Refer to the Student Compensation Plan on the University Human Resources website to determine the appropriate pay rate of a student job.

Contacting Unsuccessful Candidates

Applicants should receive timely communication from the search committee or hiring official to inform them of their status in the search process.

Communicating with Candidates That Will Not be Invited to Interview

Applicants who were not selected to be interviewed should be informed of their status

Communicating with Candidates That Interviewed but not Selected

After interviews are completed, the hiring official should contact all applicants that were interviewed but not selected for employment.