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Talent Acquisition

The Talent Acquisition unit provides guidance in the areas of recruitment and long-term human resources planning by leading a systematic and strategic talent acquisition strategy. They partner with hiring managers across the university to source, identify and retain high-quality talent for current and future hiring needs. They also provide consultative services and guidance in the areas of recruitment and retention while driving initiatives in employer branding and process improvement.

Recruitment, Onboarding, and Classification System (ROCS)

The Recruitment, Onboarding and Classification System (ROCS)is a recruitment, hiring and onboarding tool, used university-wide at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. ROCS serves as an integrated job-posting and application system, serving as a one-stop for individuals interested in any facet of employment at the university.


Recruitment resources guide hiring managers through the recruitment and job offer process.

Background Checks

Prior to employment with the university, all applicants for faculty and staff positions will undergo--and must successfully pass -- a background check, unless a specific and extraordinary exception is granted. All offers of employment will be conditional upon the successful completion of all pre-employment screenings. The elements of a background check will vary depending upon the type or level of position being sought; these may be viewed within the policy.


The candidates onboarding experience sets the tone for the start of their new position. It is advised that the employee’s new hire paperwork is collected and submitted to HCM prior to the employee’s first day of work to create an easier onboarding experience and guarantee that the employee’s first paycheck is received in a timely manner.

Hiring of Temporary Staff

Temporary staff employees are an important component of the university’s workforce. In order to support departments, guidelines and tools have been created to help provide for an optimal and equitable administration of our temporary workforce.