Choose your hiring options
Last updated: July 22, 2022
The best staffing option considers both the current and future business needs of your organization and the BC Public Service.
For details on staffing approvals, review the hiring approval process.
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Choose an option that saves time and resources in the long run, to ensure the availability of staff for the work that needs to be done now and in the future.
Consider a broader range of options for greater staffing efficiency and flexibility and address important issues such as:
- Employee growth and development
- Succession planning
- Skill shortages.
Your staffing needs and hiring options
Consider appointing from an eligibility list or choose from options such as:
- Auxiliaries (short-term staffing option)
- Limited term hires (short-term staffing option)
- Substitution (short-term staffing option)
- Temporary appointments (under 7 months) (short-term staffing option)
- Lateral transfer (long-term staffing option)
- A pre-qualified inventory (long-term staffing option)
Consider working with other branches or ministries to conduct joint recruitment efforts.
Consider using a process to create an inventory of applicants that can be accessed immediately.
This saves time, is proactive and prevents the need for multiple staffing actions.
Consider options that may allow you to 'grow' and develop less-experienced applicants.
- Long-term staffing options for positions where work will be required on an ongoing basis.
- Short-term staffing options for positions where the work will be limited to a short-term project or is not expected to be continuous.
- Special hiring programs for secondment, exchange, co-op and other programs for youth and employees with disabilities.
Once you have an idea of an option that might work best for your situation, find out how to get the job posted for a competition or contact us for more details and assistance with your next steps.
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- How to post a job
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