At PeopleAdmin, we recognize the power of partnership. That’s why we’ve recently strengthened our partnerships with organizations such as HERC and released new product functionality to make it easier for you to meet diversity initiatives and customize SelectSuite notifications to fit your needs.
PeopleAdmin, Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and DirectEmployers have partnered to assist higher education institutions in sourcing more qualified, diverse candidates. SelectSuite users and HERC members will be able to automatically post their open positions to DirectEmployers — an association focused on talent acquisition and inclusion — making it easier to search for and attract diverse candidates. [See above Q&A with Nancy Aebersold of HERC]
“We understand the conscious effort required to build a qualified, diverse talent pool in higher education and are excited for the opportunities this new partnership will deliver to customers,” said Kermit Randa, PeopleAdmin CEO. “We will continue building partnerships with organizations that share our mission to help educational institutions attract and hire well–qualified candidates who can guide students to reach their fullest potential.”
This pilot enhancement was made available to a selection of institutions in November 2015 — including George Mason University, Tarrant County College District, and the University of Houston — and all reported their position announcements reached dozens of new, previously under-represented talent pools via targeted job board sites such as Diversity.jobs, Easter Seals, The Veterans Employment Center, Deaf to Work and more.
“The University of Houston is proud to be part of this incredible initiative,” said Joan Nelson, associate chancellor and vice president of human resources. “We seek to attract the greatest and most diverse workforce to meet the academic mission of our campus. Having HERC and PeopleAdmin collaborate to provide unparalleled visibility for our jobs through this integration with DirectEmployers is a benefit.”
This integration will be available to all institutions that are SelectSuite customers and HERC members on April 19, 2016. Contact your sales representative to learn more.
Enhanced email notification customization now available!
Many SelectSuite product enhancements have been developed from customer feedback and requests, including the recent email notification additions, requested and voted on by customers on the Ideas page in the Community.
“It would be helpful if hiring managers can receive an email notification once HR has approved the position description, especially to include comments added at the time of approval. HR users currently are receiving the email notification but it is HR that is approving the request. It would be beneficial for the hiring managers to be able to receive the same email with notes regarding the position, modifications made by HR, etc. This would help with providing more communication to hiring managers,” wrote Jamie Wilson, HR specialist at Middle Tennessee State University, whose feedback helped influence the development of the new functionality.
Now that the enhancement is complete, users can set up a wider variety of email notifications for actions, hiring proposals and postings. That means you can send notifications on posting actions and hiring proposals to users outside of the approval workflow, and you can choose when you want search committee members to receive email notifications about job postings.
“This enhancement makes it easier for users to receive notifications exactly when they need them,” said Jonah Schrowang, product manager at PeopleAdmin. “It provides more flexibility, improved customization and faster, more efficient workflow approvals. I encourage customers who are interested in this enhancement to vote or comment on the related ‘Reminder Emails and Other Time-Based Triggers’ idea in the Community. We’re planning to add the functionality later this year and always appreciate more customer feedback.”
To vote on this related idea:
- Log in to the Community and click the Ideas tab
- Select “2. SelectSuite” in the Zone drop down box at the top
- From the drop down boxes on the right, choose the category “General” and status “Planned”
- Click “Reminder Emails and Other Time-Based Triggers” and vote or enter your comments