Search Firm Guidelines

The goal of a successful search is to recruit the most qualified and diverse applicant pool available in order to select the best candidate to become a member of the UAB community. This guide has been created as a resource to assist departments when it is determined that the services of a search firm will be needed.

How does a department determine if a search firm is required?
Hiring a search firm may be beneficial when:
  • The search for qualified candidates is going to be difficult due to the unique job requirements, experience or credentials
  • The level of seniority or uniqueness of the position requires a nation-wide search

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UAB Medicine is providing the UAB Farmer's Market again this year to the staff and visitors of UAB. We are partnering with the Farmer’s Market Authority of the State of Alabama, part of the Department of Agriculture, to bring some of the best farmers in Alabama to the UAB Market this summer. 

The Market will be held every Friday from June 6 - August 29 and is open to both staff and visitors of UAB. 

Time:  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM  
Location:  North Pavilion Entrance

UAB Medicine Urgent Care, a convenient clinic backed by the full resources of UAB Medicine, is now open to treat adults for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries in its location at 125 20th Street South, Suite 103.

UAB Medicine Urgent Care is open seven days a week to treat patients ages 18 and older. Operating hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. One medical doctor and one nurse practitioner are onsite during hours of operation. This is a walk-in clinic, so no appointments are necessary. 

For more information, including a map of the clinic location, visit uabmedicine.org/UrgentCare or call (205) 801-5251.

bowling

Spring/Summer Bowling began Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Register for the league by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 205-991-3900

The league is open for UAB faculty, staff, students, alumni, as well as UAB friends and family members. This league is for beginners as well as experienced bowlers, so don't be shy if this is the first time you've joined a bowling league. Invite a few friends, family members, or colleagues and attend the kick-off party on May 6 to see how you like the experience before committing to the entire season.

It's a great way to get active, meet new people, have some fun, and give back. The Winter league was able to turn in $700 to the UAB Benevolent Fund from their $1 per week charity donation.

So come on out, try a new sport and get involved in the Blazer Bowling League!

League bowls for 14 Weeks - 4 People Per Team

$15 per person per week which includes:
  • 3 games of bowling each week
  • Free Shoe Rental on League Day
  • 21 Free Practice Games per week (3 per day)
  • Brunswick League Bowler Perks (discounts for snack bar, bowling and pro-shop)
  • $1 per person per week donated to charity
  • Cash Prizes at the end of the season
type2 network logoADA Facts about Diabetes:
Diabetes is a leading cause of heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and amputation. It also leads to more sick days and less productivity on the job. The good news is, type 2 diabetes can be prevented, and it isn’t as hard as you might think. Losing just 7% of your body weight (which translates to 15 pounds if you weigh 200 pounds) and exercising moderately (like brisk walking) 5 days a week can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes by 58%. Lifestyle changes also can prevent or delay diabetes complications.


UAB Wellness is committed to helping UAB faculty, staff and their families prevent and manage diabetes. The Type Two Network is a new initiative focused on providing the health tools and resources to manage diabetes.

Health Forward - This website provide general information and great tools for self-management, patient tracking diet and exercise.

GoMeals® Application for Healthy Living
GoMeals® makes healthy living easier. This free app for iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Android devices brings some of the most important tools of monitoring your healthy eating in one easy application. A robust database of food items powered by CalorieKing is partnered with a restaurant locator and food tracker — plus a new activity tracker, so you can log your workouts. Continuing their dedication to people living with diabetes, the latest version of GoMeals also includes a blood glucose tracker to record blood sugar level readings.

My Diabetes Connect is Birmingham’s Guide to local diabetic resources.

Stop Diabetes @Work - UAB Wellness has partnered with the American Diabetes Association to provide the Stop Diabetes @ Work program to provide healthy lifestyle advice, recipes, diabetes management information, and electronic trackers. More information coming soon.

Subcategories

Resources

The Role of a Search Firm
The wide range of recruiting activities and functions of a search firm.

Addendum
Responsibilities, interview example questions and UAB hiring resources you may find helpful.

 

How to Choose a Search Firm
Building the short-list of potential search firms and next steps once one is chosen.

View & Print
Download the full Search Firm Guidelines and/or one page summary.


This guide is meant as a resource for those hiring a senior staff member and considering the assistance of a search firm. For information on using a search firm to hire a faculty member, please contact the Provost’s office.