Diverse Recruitment Sources

Diversity can be defined as taking full advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of all by recognizing and valuing differences, seeking inclusiveness and considering and honoring differing points of view.

In order to enhance educational diversity, the University of Arkansas seeks to include and integrate individuals from varied backgrounds and with varied characteristics such as those defined by race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and intellectual perspective. Expanding outreach and recruitment efforts will assist the university in making good faith efforts to recruit, employ, and promote qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

In accordance with the Proactive Recruiting Policy, departments and campus units will be required to use at least three recruitment activities within their respective discipline or field that target diverse populations. The use of low- or no-cost activities such as email listservs, professional contacts and organizations is recommended. For the complete policy, visit:  Academic Policy Series 1405.16G or Fayetteville Policies and Procedures  204.1

Feel free to visit the following lists for recruitment sources:  
Women & Minorities
Individuals with Disabilities

Departments are responsible to disseminating  their respective job opportunites other than what HR and OEOC has purchased as a campus-wide liscence (see below). 

 Recruitment Plan & Posting Document Instructions. 

The University has secured America’s Job Exchange (AJE) to assist us with posting job requisitions to fulfill our compliance requirements. AJE will store our recruitment plans and outreach efforts for those purposes.

Workday Instructions

Hiring officials/search committees are required to submit a recruitment plan no later than when applicants are submitted for ‘Screen by Recruiter Coordinator’ (the OEOC interview review).  If the plan is not submitted, applicants will remain in a status of ‘Screen by Recruiter Coordinator’ until the plan is received.

Recruitment Plan Documentation 

A recruitment sources document must uploaded to the "Attachments" section of the job requisition using the "Edit Job Requisition" business process. Note - This step is not required for extra-help/hourly positions.

Use the spreadsheet Recruitment Plan Template to document the outreach efforts for the job requisition(s).  
*The required fields on the spreadsheet are in red. They are as follows:

  • Date Contacted
  • Activity Type (Select from Drop Down)
  • Organization
  • Organization type (Select from Drop Down)
  • City, State, Zip.
  • Organizational Contact (This can a person, organization name, etc.)
  • Rating (Select from Drop Down) – Most often you will select “Unknown”
  • Category – Add Requisition #



In an effort to assist departments with recruitment sources, Equal Opportunity, Compliance & Title IX and the Office of Human Resources have purchased or secured campuswide licenses to the sources listed under Resources. Jobs posted to the university career site will automatically be placed on these sources, no action is required of departments and these sources do not count towards the proactive recruitment requirements.

Paid Campus Licenses

Circa Logo

The University of Arkansas has a relationship with Circa, formally LocalJobNetwork.  Circa is a SaaS-based workforce development company. Their story began in 1994 as LocalJobNetwork, a connected system of job recruiting sites serving all 50 states. Since then, their solutions have evolved in step with emerging business needs and a fast-changing workforce. Today they bring a spectrum of best-in-class products to solve diversity recruiting and compliance challenges for some of the country’s most innovative companies. To request access to Circa, please contact oeoc@uark.edu. Information on Circa can be found within this document.


Academic Policy Series 1405.16G
Fayetteville Policies and Procedures  204.1