Customer Spotlight: 6 colleges and universities step up — with greater ease — to SelectSuite 7
‘I was kind of hesitant about the upgrade, but I love the way it works now’
For some institutions, the excitement of improving their existing talent management processes by implementing an upgraded solution can be tempered with concerns they may briefly give up access to the tools they need most — reporting functionality, search committee features, and social recruiting capabilities, for example.
But when going from PeopleAdmin’s 5.8 to SelectSuite 7®, they’re forgetting one important feature: The implementation process itself has also been upgraded.
“Our upgrade implementation was nothing but a wonderful experience,” said Wendy Haynes, manager of compensation and recruitment at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. “PeopleAdmin really took us through the process step by step, leaving no stones unturned and not pushing too quickly or too fast so as to miss something along the way. They were always a step ahead. So, that shift from 5.8 to SelectSuite was smooth and easy for us.”
Now, colleges and universities — including the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington — can turn their attention to the immediate use of the enhanced and most-evolved talent management tools they need.
“Coming from 5.8, when I first saw SelectSuite, I was so excited to see how modern it was,” said Alex Ortiz, employment compliance coordinator at UK. “And it’s been updated recently to continue to stay modern.”
Even the concerns that might occur with a SelectSuite 7 upgrade seem understandable — even natural — but, without a doubt, workable, said Emily Wilson, professional development coordinator for Appalachian State University (App State) in Boone, North Carolina.
“Anytime you have a new system, some people will resist the change,” she said. “There were a few bumps in the road, but it wasn’t the fault of the product. After showing them how quickly they could accomplish their tasks with SelectSuite, however, most of them came around.”
Anytime, anywhere access
SelectSuite 7 allows users to access information and complete tasks whenever and wherever they choose, as long as they have an internet connection.
“Our faculty is really excited about being able to travel this summer and still work on their recruitment,” said LynnAnn Brewer, employment manager at Texas State University in San Marcos. “They’re excited about the mobile functionality, too, because they all work off their phones.”
Cynthia J. Bartelson, director of human resources at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts, has enjoyed the increased access, as well. “Even when out of the office, we’re able to provide the WPI hiring departments with all their applicants due to the mobile functionality.”
Applicants also have mobile-friendly access, which impressed the hiring managers at Texas State. “Every time I mentioned that applicants can now apply online with their mobile phones, they were like, ‘Wow! This is awesome. I can’t believe you guys are that progressive,’” LynnAnn, with Texas State University, explained. “I said, ‘Yeah, we have a really good partner: PeopleAdmin.’”