Extension's in-person hiring processes have been complicated in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. To prevent delays in hiring for three vacant county faculty positions, our search committee conducted remote interviews using a variety of innovative techniques, such as a live "we're hiring" webinar, an icebreaker session, and live and recorded candidate presentations. The results of our innovative efforts included a larger pool of applicants, relaxed web-based video interviews, and savings in time and expenses. These strategies could be considered as new and effective approaches and practices to hiring and interviewing in Extension as the pandemic continues and into the future.
Jewkes, M. D., Swinton, J. J., Cromwell, S., Schramm, D. G., & Brower, N. (2021). Remote Hiring Innovation During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Extension, 58(5), Article 8. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol58/iss5/8