New Staff Recruitment Platform – What is happening ?

What is happening?

In line with the UC Staff Recruitment Strategy and as part of an ongoing commitment to operational excellence and continuing process improvement, Human Resources has reviewed the current continuing and long-term fixed term staff recruitment system (currently UCPeople/PeopleSoft Recruitment Module).

We have now commenced on a project to replace the current UCPeople/PeopleSoft recruitment module for continuing and long term fixed term staff recruitment.

Note: University of Canterbury Temporary Vacancy System (UCTV) is not affected at this stage.

What are the benefits ?

Some of the benefits of the new solution selected is:

  • easy to use,
  • mobile capability,
  • ability to build candidate talent pool,
  • opportunities to further automate and improve process for faster turnaround of staff recruitment,
  • easier and faster on boarding of new staff,
  • cloud based recruitment platform, less maintenance from UC required,
  • easy integration into UC’s HR systems.

What is changing?

The new staff recruitment platform will enable technology and process changes across UC:


  • Replacing unreliable, outdated recruitment platform with a user-friendly, cloud-based recruitment solution,
  • Replacing manual Recruitment Business Case (Word)  (HR Intranet, staff access only) with an online form and workflow,
  • Implementing a Talent Pool system capability, so that candidates can receive notifications on roles they are interested in and load their information into our ‘talent pool’.


  • Online Recruitment Business Case and approvals
  • View applications online
  • More automated recruitment processes
  • Candidate accessibility
  • Enabling manager led recruitment
  • Offer Letters to be sent and accepted via the Recruitment Platform
  • Online forms (e.g. Personal Data Form, Bank Account, IRD330 etc.)
  • Automated Hiring process – payroll information fed directly into UCPeople/PeopleSoft via Robotic Process Automation (HireMe)

The new staff recruitment platform will go live by the end of November 2019.

Please contact your HR Advisor for further information or visit our HR intranet site: UC Staff Recruitment Platform (staff access only).

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Paul O’Flaherty

Executive Director – Human Resources | Kaihautū Matua Pūmanawa Tangata

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