Once all reference checking and required pre-employment exams have been completed, the hiring department may proceed with finalizing the job offer and start date with the finalist. The start date will be communicated to the HR department so the staff member’s appointment letter may be prepared.
The hiring supervisor should then prepare an announcement for the Drury community to publicize the appointment. Setting the tone for the arrival of a new member of the Drury community is the first step in a successful orientation and acclimation.
The communication can be electronic, by mail, or in Drury publications. For most senior staff positions, the announcement and publication should be coordinated through the University Communications office.
Always obtain permission from the new staff member before making a public announcement, so that he/she has time to notify their current employer and supervisor, whether at Drury or elsewhere.
The Human Resources office will contact all applicants for a closed position to notify them that a hiring decision was made and thank them for applying.