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Human Resources Management

Selection and Staffing

This guide was created as an additional resource featuring links to appropriate Internet based resources specifically chosen by Catherwood Library staff to support the following eCornell courses:
"Selection and Staffing"
"Selection and Staffing: The Selection Process"


Catherwood Library of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University is considered a nation resource in the areas of collective bargaining and human resource management. This guide is a result of our partnership with eCornell and our Extension division.


HRNext Job Description Library
HRnext's staff is dedicated to making this web site the most practical, comprehensive source of HR information in existence. HRnext's Job Description library offers a wide variety of job descriptions from Chief Chemist to Workers Compensation Coordinator. is a career and recruiting site for Human Resource Professionals. Designed by HR Professionals for HR professionals. The site is the official career site of Recruiters Network - The Association for Internet Recruiting.

LatPro Professional Network
Founded in 1997, is the leading employment source for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking professionals throughout the Americas. We provide access to the most progressive, high-growth companies, using personalized tools to make the process effective, efficient and convenient. Candidates can post resumes anonymously, receive emails instantly announcing new job opportunities that match their profile, and read expert advice on job-seeking. is the leading global online network for careers, connecting the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals. is committed to leading the market by offering innovative technology and superior services that give consumers and businesses more control over the recruiting process.

O*NET OnLine is an application that was created for the general public-to provide broad access to the O*NET database of occupational information. The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. This information can be used to facilitate career exploration, vocational counseling, and a variety of human resources functions, such as developing job orders and position descriptions and aligning training with current workplace needs. Information in O*NET is available for over 950 occupations. Each occupational title and code is based on the most current version (1999) of the Standard Occupational Classification system.

Recruitment Extra
This site is divided into categories of layoffs, job and career fairs, salary surveys, unemployment figures, newspaper opportunities, magazine opportunities, lead sheet, recruitment online, rankings, and professional organizations. Helpful information for recruiters. began as a Web-based nonprofit organization with a mission to gather, organize and present information that identifies effective staffing practices and performance. recognized that measurement and comparison would accomplish this goal. In the upcoming year, intends to narrow its focus and concentrate primarily on the collection and dissemination of staffing metrics data. This refined mission will allow to maintain its position as a nonproprietary, nonprofit organization, dedicated to gathering data that can serve the staffing metrics and measurement field.

The Interview Process
This article from the Office of Women's Business Ownership, summarized the interview process.

Workplace Diversity

American Institute for Managing Diversity
Founded in 1984, the American Institute for Managing Diversity (AIMD) was the first national, nonprofit organization created for the study of diversity issues. It is known as the innovator of research-based information on diversity issues. AIMD has provided individuals and organizations an opportunity to take proactive measures to make their work place and community better environments for all. Site gives information on the Institute with links to their Research department, Advocacy Services (designed to help organizations think through decision making questions).

Diversity Recruitment Center 
The Diversity Recruitment Center provided a reading room with articles and checklists to assist in diversity recruitment and retention. The web site also provides a listserv as well as links to over 500 diversity related web pages.

The Affirmative Action and Diversity Project
This site presents diverse opinions regarding Affirmative Action topics; rather than taking a singular pro or con position, it is designed to help lend many different voices to the debates surrounding the issues of affirmative action. This site is an academic resource and it provides scholars, students, and the interested public with on-site articles and theoretical analyses, policy documents, current legislative updates, and an annotated bibliography of research and teaching materials. T

The Job Accomodation Network (JAN)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) represents the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available. JAN's work has greatly enhanced the job opportunities of people with disabilities by providing information on job accommodations since 1984. The development of the JAN system has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of the U.S. DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy, the International Center for Disability Information at West Virginia University, and private industry throughout North America.

Workplace Diversity Network
Co-founded by the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and The National Conference, The Workplace Diversity Network was created to extend "diversity learning" across organizations and work sector by breaking practitioner isolation. Network participants come from corporations, unions, small businesses, schools, community service agencies and government offices. The Network facilitates the exchange of strategies and best practices. The website has registration information and link to Network Newsletter.

Government Agencies

Dept. of Justice ADA Homepage
Government information from the Department of Justice including ADA technical assistance materials, settlement information and agreements, new or proposed regulations, IRS tax credits and deductions, telephone contact numbers, information on building codes and more. Also included are locations for ADA mediators and a link to other sites.

Homepage The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's homepage offers information on employment discrimination, filing charges, enforcement and litigation, technical assistance programs, and general information on the Commission including press releases and telephone contact points.

Employment Standards Administration
Web site from the Dept. of Labor. Program Facts and FAQs, media releases, special reports, statutory, regulatory and compliance information.

Useful Resource Links

Advantage Hiring
Link to 3 different "calculators": The cost of a bad hire, the cost of employee turnover and improve your selection process.

Catherwood Library
The Catherwood Library is the most comprehensive resource of its type in North America. Its collection of 200,000 books, journals, pamphlets and related materials — now complemented by extensive access to electronic resources from around the world — supports education and research in nearly every aspect of the workplace. The Library also houses the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives. Founded in 1949, the center is the most venerable archives of its kind in an academic institution. 
A comprehensive list of links to various areas of HR including recruitment and selection, benefits, labor, training and development, compensation, safety, personnel selection, and job analysis. The site also provides information on education programs, the EEOC, and pre-employment testing online.

ILR: Access
ILR: Access, a fee based service, was established in 1977 to meet the demands of individuals throughout the country and the world for access to the information and expertise available within the Catherwood Library. Services include document delivery, subject specific literature searches and bibliographies and referrals to experts.

Human Resource Executive Online/
Web site from Cornell University and Human Resource Executive magazine. This index to other Internet resources is divided by subject area and is also searchable by keyword. Workindex is designed to provide a gateway to the best workplace-oriented web sites on the Internet. Broad range of subjects covered. Provides links to'What's New' and lists the 'Editor's Choice' for best sites.