Hiring Regular Employees

Hiring Philosophy and Principles

Every employee at George Fox University is essential to our ability to achieve our mission. Each time we hire a staff member, administrator, faculty member or student employee, we are given the opportunity to be a Christ-centered community committed to preparing students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion.

Every university employee commits themselves to modeling these behaviors both individually and collectively. Regardless of the role or position, all employees have the opportunity and potential to positively impact students and their learning environments during their time at George Fox.

Our hiring philosophy at George Fox is grounded in our Christian values and mission to educate and serve students with excellence. We believe that a diverse and talented workforce is essential to fulfilling this mission, and we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining employees who share our commitment to Christian principles and values.

We will provide you, the hiring manager, with a Hiring Manager Resources Shared Google Drive, which includes resources for the hiring process, interviewing, performance management, tutorials and more.

As a decision-maker in the hiring process, you must be aware of the following guiding principles in your search for a new team member:

Performance Management Philosophy & Principles

At George Fox, we believe that effective performance management is critical to the success of our employees and the organization as a whole. Our performance management philosophy is centered on continuous improvement, collaboration, and support for employee growth and development.

Following is a list of principles we abide by in this area:

  • Clear expectations: We strive to set clear expectations for employee performance and provide regular feedback to help employees understand how they are doing and how they can improve.
  • Continuous improvement: We believe in continuous improvement and encourage employees to set and pursue goals for their own development and for the benefit of the organization.
  • Collaboration: We value collaboration and encourage open communication between managers and employees to facilitate the exchange of ideas and feedback.
  • Development: We are committed to supporting the professional development of our employees and providing opportunities for growth and advancement within the organization.
  • Fair and objective evaluation: We believe in evaluating employee performance fairly and objectively, based on clear and measurable criteria.
  • Support: We strive to create a supportive and positive work environment that encourages open communication and constructive feedback.
  • Recognition: We believe in recognizing and rewarding employee contributions and achievements to motivate and inspire ongoing excellence.

Resources for Managers

We offer training opportunities (annual, monthly, etc.) and this Employee Resources page as resources for hiring managers. For any support, please contact your HR business partner. They’re here to help!