The state of South Carolina is committed to finding the best individuals and giving them the opportunity to use their talents to improve their state and communities. To do this, agencies must have an effective recruiting strategy.
An effective recruiting strategy enables agencies to:
To assist agencies with their recruitment needs, the Division State Human Resources (DSHR) provides the following resources.
DSHR designed the Rapid Hire Toolkit, which gives agencies guidance on the design and implementation of a rapid hire event. Topics covered include:
The General Assembly amended Section 117.65 (Critical Employee Recruitment and Retention) of the 2018- 2019 Appropriations Act to allow state agencies to spend state, federal, and other sources of revenue to provide lump sum bonuses to aid in recruiting and retaining workers in critical needs jobs which provide services that directly impact the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The proviso also allows agencies to provide paid educational leave, student loan repayment, and tuition reimbursement to individuals employed in critical needs positions. Agencies receive no special funding for this program; instead, agencies deciding to use the program must use funds from their existing budgets.
For information about job posting requirements and exemptions click here.
To assist agencies in reaching a broad and diverse pool of candidates the South Carolina Department of Administration has created careers.sc.gov that includes:
Careers.sc.gov also includes testimonials from current state employees explaining why they made the decision to work for the state. Agencies are encouraged to create similar content for their own recruitment pages.
For information about E-Verify and the South Carolina Illegal Immigration Reform Act, click here.