Recruitment & Hiring

Talent Acquisition and Outreach Resources website - Created by the Talent Management Office in Human Resources this site provides resources and guides to help you better understand and leverage the various elements, best practices, and activities related to recruitment. Your recruiter will work with you on each phase of the recruitment process.

Topics and resources include:

  • Talent Acquisition Playbook - This guide outlines a streamlined process that helps highlight opportunities in how we prepare for, attract, screen, interview, select and hire talent at Berkeley Lab. This guide incorporates Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) best practices and brings awareness of biases to consider at each phase of the process. Following these best practices demonstrates stewardship responsibilities and a commitment to recruiting diverse talent.

  • Hiring Manager Tools & Resources

  • Talent Outreach Programs


  • Recruiting for Diversity - Berkeley Lab toolkit for increasing diverse representation when a position becomes available. Learn more about working with your Recruiter to ensure recruitment efforts are aligned with policy, employment laws, and federal affirmative action regulations.

  • Leading with Diversity: Strategies for Recruitment - UC resource to advance and support diversity within the recruitment process: candidates, search committee, evaluation plan, and recruitment plan.

  • Criteria and Language in Hiring - This toolkit is designed to facilitate the hiring process in order to block bias and empower hiring managers, recruiters and interviewers to identify the best talent for the job. Learn how to (1) sharpen your use of criteria for better decision-making, and (2) how to identify and remove biased language.

  • Gender Decoder for Job Descriptions - This site is a quick way to check whether a job description has subtle linguistic gender-coding.

  • Inclusive Recruitment and Hiring for People with Disabilities - This site of disability best practices includes several toolkits covering topics such as: expressing a commitment to disability inclusion, finding candidates with disabilities, job descriptions, interviews, artificial intelligence, disabled veterans, internships, mentoring, and more.



  • UC Managing Implicit Bias in the Hiring Process - This course looks at methods for avoiding bias, especially implicit bias, that pertain specifically to the hiring process and can be employed by hiring managers, members of hiring committees, interviewers or anyone with a hiring-related role. (23 minutes)

  • UC Berkeley Search Advisory and Hiring Committee Best Practices - Hiring is one of the most important processes any organization undertakes. It addresses present needs, builds for future success and represents one of the most tangible opportunities an organization has to reinforce a culture and community reflective of its values. It is critical that hiring be equitable, effective and fully compliant with relevant laws, regulations, policies and internal expectations.

  • Veterans at Work Certificate Program - The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation's Veterans at Work Certificate, developed for HR professionals, hiring managers, and front-line supervisors, is a multi-faceted program from the SHRM Foundation.