HR has made a change to the job postings for staff job postings in UBC employee groups paid on a salary range. We have added the maximum to the salary range, where previously only the minimum and mid-point were displayed.
Postings for the following employee groups are impacted:
- Management & Professional
- Excluded Management & Professional
- Service Unit Directors
- Non-Union Technicians (TRAs)
- Agassiz Farm Workers
- Executive Admin Staff
We started this initiative about a year ago after consultation with senior administrators. The reason for doing this is that we want to attract the best candidates to UBC, and we felt that by not including the maximum, potential applicants might have been misled (and may have chosen not to apply) perceiving a limited salary range. In addition, we have added a “guiding principle” to the posting page that indicates “midpoint” means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.
For Hiring Managers
An example of how the salary information now displays in eRecruit:
Hiring managers may find the addition of the maximum as something that they will have to manage and explain to applicants seeking a salary above mid-point. The Letter of Agreement #1 in the AAPS/UBC Agreement provides further guidance:
“Where an employee is paid a salary at the midpoint of the salary range it means that the employee possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience. In the normal course, employees will be hired, transferred or promoted between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range for a job. An employee who is hired, transferred or promoted above the midpoint means the employee possesses superior job knowledge, qualifications and experience.”
This language can provide guidance for hiring staff within the impacted employee groups.
This change is to support the strategic priorities of the University, which aspires to hire first choice applicants.
If you have any questions about hiring staff, please contact your HR Advisor.