Vol. 12 No. 7 - February, 2010

What’s new in recruiting

The Human Resources Employment Team was very busy in 2009, successfully filling about 1,100 positions through review of approximately 25,000 applicants. The team members look forward to continued success in 2010.

In December, the online recruitment system was upgraded to HRLogix and a number of new recruitment processes were implemented. The enhancements HR has built into HRLogix, and the process changes, will improve the school’s tracking abilities and allow for more in-depth analysis of the captured data. A significant benefit of the new system is its capacity to capture required applicant information for federal compliance reporting.

The enhancements HR has built into HRLogix,

and the process changes, will improve the school’s tracking abilities and allow for more in-depth analysis of the captured data.

Among the new process changes being implemented is the requirement that all applicants apply online to be considered for a posted position. Another process change mandates that all UMMS interviewers attend the HR training “Recruitment @ UMMS” before participating in any interviews. This training is available online at any time, or participants can choose to attend a live webinar. The interview process has become more formalized—the names and titles of all interviewers, date of the interview and evaluation forms must be completed for each candidate interviewed and the resulting information will be tracked.

HR started the rollout of HRLogix in December with all staff positions and has recently begun including post-doctoral positions on the site. Faculty positions will be added to the process next, with an added dimension in conjunction with AcademicJobsOnline.

Job seekers who had a profile on the old system (First Advantage) will be able to continue to use their existing profile, but they will need to change their passwords. Instructions for changing their passwords are provided at the bottom of the new system’s sign in page. Users who cannot access their existing profiles should contact the Help Desk.

While some managers are successfully using HRLogix during the transition to the new system, HR has developed the Recruiting Support Site to help make the change easier. Users will find valuable resources such as sign-in instructions with live links, instructions for opening a position requisition, requisition and posting requirements, promotion guidelines, candidate evaluation forms, links for the required recruitment training registration and more. This site will be updated regularly as new information and user tools become available. User suggestions are welcome. Users are encouraged to continue to work with their Employment Specialist during the transition to HRLogix.