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Fair Hiring Policy

Ref. No. Executive sponsor Policy steward Approval authority First approved Last reviewed Effective date Next review
44.01 Vice President, College Services and CFO Director, Organizational Development Board of Governors 2016 Dec. 14, 2017 Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2023
  1. Purpose
    1. NSCC employees collectively work to build Nova Scotia’s economy and quality of life through education and innovation. Our hiring practices must reflect the College’s Mission, Vision, and Values and support our Commitments and Promise through the recruitment and employment of highly qualified staff in a fair and effective manner.
    2. The purpose of this policy is to ensure a transparent, consistent and accessible fair hiring process that supports NSCC in selecting candidates on the basis of demonstration of the highest qualifications and relevance with the position.
  1. Scope
    1. This policy applies to all current employees regardless of status and job applicants to the College.
  1. Definitions

None.

  1. Policy
    1. The College’s fair hiring process will be governed by the following fundamental objectives:
      1. The hiring process must:
        1. reflect common sense and reasonableness in its application;
        2. be open, objective and unbiased;
        3. meet the College’s standards and procedures on a consistent basis; and,
        4. recognize the right of every candidate to fair consideration for positions for which they are qualified.
      2. Hiring practices must be:
        1. Efficient and cost effective; and,
        2. Consistent with the principles of employment equity and accessibility to employment.
      3. Our commitment to providing excellence in teaching and learning requires that we recruit highly qualified candidates with relevant industry experiences.
      4. As a major employer with the Province of Nova Scotia, we must be accessible to all qualified candidates with relevant experiences.
      5. The hiring process must respect the rights and contributions of our employees. This recognizes our obligation to collective bargaining agreements, and the right of every employee to fair consideration for positions for which they are qualified.
      6. We must strive to ensure that our employee population reflects the communities we serve. Hiring practices must be consistent with the principles of employment equity and accessibility to employment.
  1. Policy Supports

Related Policies

41.11 Employment Equity
45.13 Employee Workplace Accommodation

Related Procedures

How to Apply for an NSCC position (nscc.ca)

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