Hiring Staff

Find guidelines, checklists and reference materials for recruiting, interviewing and hiring at the Institute.

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The Hiring Process

Explore our hiring process overview and our robust tools and resources related to hiring.

Need help hiring for a critical position? 

The experienced recruiters in Staffing Services understand the unique skills required for certain MIT positions. They bring that understanding and their deep knowledge of MIT to support searches for a wide range of positions across a broad range of academic and administrative departments.

Our recruiters make connections through networking and outreach efforts to develop diverse candidate pools, providing the best qualified candidates for your open positions. In addition, they provide coaching and expert guidance on best practice interviewing techniques.

Over the past year, hiring managers have said the following about the help they received from Staffing Services:

  • "An excellent candidate was recommended for the role by the HR recruiter, and his perspective was valuable to our decision making process.”
  • The recruiter "did a fantastic job finding a highly qualified new hire for the team. She filtered out a high percentage of unqualified candidates passing along only those that fit the job description."
  • The recruiter "has been very thorough and professional in his assistance, execution, and follow through. It has been a pleasure working with him, and I have already reached out to him for assistance with our next search."
  • "Fantastic to work with. The process was efficient and the screening of candidates and timing of the entire process was excellent. I truly appreciated her expertise and guidance through this process." 

To request Staffing Specialist support for your search, please contact us at staffing@mit.edu.

Applicant Tracking System

View and manage candidates in real time throughout the hiring process, and find resources to help you use ATS.

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Affirmative Action Policies

Learn about the Institute's Affirmative Action policies.

Understanding Jobs at MIT

Find information on MIT's pay structure and job and position descriptions for all payroll categories. Also see information on the Institute's pay guidelines, including promotions and transfers.

Temporary Help

How to find and onboard temporary employees.