In a recent article for Inside Higher Ed, Rachel Gabriele discusses a technique that postsecondary institutions can use to ensure that job candidates receive information they may feel uncomfortable asking about. Gabriele writes that job candidates are often interested in the answers to questions that they are not “supposed” to ask, such as questions about paternity leave, tenure-clock extensions, and the campus community. The author writes that their own institution has addressed this challenge by creating a liaison program; finalists for faculty positions meet with a liaison from outside the search process who honestly and confidentially answers any questions the candidate asks. Gabriele writes that feedback from liaisons leads to hiring and retention advantage as well as positive changes on campus. Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.