Hiring Steps

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Follow these guidelines when posting a job:

  • Help students appreciate the skills they'll both contribute and gain from the role
  • Provide an accurate and detailed description of functions, responsibilities, hours, duration, etc. Verify this description with your HR Advisor, if required
  • Include required qualifications
  • Describe the application process and deadline
  • Respect the posting and hiring process indicated in the collective agreement if it's a unionized position. For example, you must use the corresponding generic job profile/title, and pay scale for AMUSE jobs, which can be referenced here

Job Boards

There are numerous places to post when you are recruiting students searching for work:

  • The main job board campus employers must use to recruit students is Workday
  • myFuture is McGill’s campus-wide job platform. Learn how to post job postings by watching this video HERE
  • Work Study is a program that provides a subsidy incentive for McGill student jobs to prioritize the hiring of students in financial need


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During the interview:

  • DON'T ask questions related to protected categories such as age, religion, nationality, marital status, etc.
  • DO ask open-ended questions related to job functions and responsibilities (e.g., behavioural and scenario questions).
    • What experience do you have with ____?
    • What attracted you to this job?
    • Tell me about a time when you encountered a challenge working with a colleague. 
    • What would you consider one of your greatest accomplishments?

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Review the Supervisor's Onboarding Checklist to ensure important items don't fall between the cracks.

Orient and Train

Refer your new hire to this site so they get self-service access to important info and resources. This can save you time and effort when certain questions come up.

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