Hiring Excellence (HEx)
Employ HEx practices in grad student, post doc and research faculty hiring.
Have the committee take a HEx training (you can request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org) and use principles from broadening your applicant pool and rubrics for evaluation.
Employ best practices for grad student recruitment.
These days you cannot sit back and wait for the best applicants—you have to activiely recruit them. Some of the recommendations include designing a deliberate and thoughtful social media campaign; democratizing access to undergraduate experiences which imporove graduate persistence, retention and diversity; and developing effective peiplines and networks. Check out a more detailed report from Hanover Research and the tips compiled by ASU.