Institutional Statement on Diversity
“Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW–Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background — people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.”
The following resources have been compiled to assist hiring managers in facilitating inclusive hiring practices in their departments. These resources are here to be utilized by hiring managers and their students to learn about important Social Justice topics including workshops and best practices to create a more equitable, inclusive and diverse workplace. They aim to provide hiring managers with the tools and information to increase mindfulness of these topics and how they impact the student experience during and after the hiring process.
- Unconscious Bias Resources
- Inclusive Language Resources
- Social Justice Resources
- Gender and Sexuality Trainings & Resources
- Principles of Supervision and Management (PSM)
Before starting your recruitment process it is highly recommended to view the Unconscious Bias Video and Guidebook provided by the Office of Human Resources Talent Recruitment and Engagement team:
- Hiring the Best and Brightest: Understanding Unconscious Bias Video
- Hiring the Best and Brightest: Understanding Unconscious Bias Supplemental Guidebook
The Office of Human Resources has also shared a “Recruitment Lifecycle” that can assist you in employing inclusive hiring practices during every step of the recruitment process:
In order to create an inclusive hiring and selection process, it is important to identify and eliminate unconscious and hidden biases. The following resources will help expand knowledge on unconscious bias and provide suggested strategies for reducing bias during the student employee recruitment process.
- Implicit Association Test Project Implicit (2011)
- Introduction to “Biased” Video Clip Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Stanford Psychology Professor
- Identifying & Avoiding Interview Biases Article University of Florida, Office of Human Resource Services
- Managing Unconscious Bias Workshop Facebook
- UW – WISELI “Breaking The Bias Habit” Workshop
- UW – WISELI “Searching for Excellence & Diversity” Workshop
- Equal Employment Opportunity Wisconsin Union Social Justice Hub
“You can’t know what pronouns someone uses just by looking at them… Using someone’s pronouns correctly is important because it shows that you respect them. -UW-Madison Gender and Sexuality Campus Center Pronoun Guide
- Gender Pronoun Guide/FAQ UW-Milwaukee
Inclusive Language Information
- Gender Inclusive Language Wisconsin Union Social Justice Hub
Job Description Action Verbs
When creating a job description or conducting an interview, avoid using words that may be exclusionary. This can include traditionally gendered words or phrases, as well as those that are unique to the department or team, such as acronyms or office specific terms.
Possible action verbs to use in your next job posting:
- Action Verbs Dickinson College
“The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC) is a unit on campus that is aimed to actively address oppression in all forms and affirms, includes and celebrates people across the spectrum of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, including their intersectional experiences and perspectives.”
The GSCC provides a multitude of trainings, resources and guides for supporting the LGBTQ+ community:
For additional information or support, contact the GSCC at: email@example.com
The Principles of Supervision and Management is an 11 week program that addresses recruitment, hiring, inclusion/diversity, bias and more!
Key Program Elements
- Attend classes with the same group of participants to build a network over time
- Discuss the complexities and nuances in managing others
- Practice skills for navigating real-work scenarios
Student Employment Podcast Series
We hope you can participate in this chance to discuss equity, inclusivity, and diversity as it relates to our work as supervisors.
How to participate:
- First, listen to the featured podcast episode of the month showcased below.
- Then, join the discussion session! All discussion sessions will be virtual through Blackboard Collaborate, see additional information below. Not able to listen ahead of time? No worries! Feel free to join the conversation!
- If you need an accommodation to attend this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date, but cannot guarantee they will be met.
November Featured Podcast:
- Are you turning your audience off with non-inclusive language?
- Join the Conversation November 17th 2pm-3pm (CT) to discuss Inclusive Language
- Featuring Guest Facilitator- Kari Temkin, Outreach Coordinator for the UW-Madison Office of Student Financial Aid
- No registration required-you will be able to access the session 15 minutes prior to the start time by clicking “Join the Conversation” above.
December Featured Podcast:
- More information coming soon!
Future Podcast Discussions
- November 17Student Employment Podcast Series: Inclusive LanguageFeaturing Podcast: Are you turning your audience off with non-inclusive language2:00 PM, Online
Is there a resource that we haven’t yet highlighted? Please let us know!
We want to expand this resource! Resource recommendations can be sent to email@example.com with the subject “Inclusive Student Employment Practices Recommendation”. We appreciate your collaboration!