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).
The detailed investigation of potential technical solutions, to address some of the challenges we currently face, focused on how to:
improve the candidate experience and engagement
make the system more user-friendly for applicants and Hiring Managers
future proof the system to grow with UC’s needs and supports the Staff Recruitment Strategy
enable UC Hiring Managers to be more actively involved in the recruitment process
create a talent pool
automate and speed up manual processes
Following due diligence and a detailed research phase, we are delighted to have found a technical solution that meets UC’s needs.
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.
Some of the benefits of the new solution selected is:
easy to use,
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
The new staff recruitment platform will go live by the end of November 2019.
Every year many UC academics visit secondary schools around Aotearoa New Zealand to share their specialist knowledge and expertise with students.
These invitations often come directly through the academics’ own networks and connections, but some school visits are arranged through UC’s Liaison team to coincide with when academics are speaking at UC’s regional information evenings.
This year, Liaison is trialling a new way of promoting visiting speaker opportunities to schools through a new webpage and online booking form. The page lists available speakers, photos, short bios and possible speaking topics.
Creating this page, means we can add additional speakers at different times throughout the year, so if you are interested in Liaison helping to arrange some school visits for you, please contact your College Outreach Co-ordinator or email email@example.com. Visits are usually around one hour of class contact, but can vary.
To be listed on the page, Liaison will need the following from you:
A short bio
3-4 possible speaking topics that are suitable for senior secondary students (Year 11-13)
Suggestions of which subject classes or NZ Curriculum topics your talk is relevant to
Where and when you are available for visits.
If you prefer, you can continue to arrange your own visits, but it will be helpful if you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with brief details of the school/class you visited/are visiting, as this can be useful knowledge for Liaison Officers when they are meeting with school staff.
Is there someone in your life interested in studying? UC Open Day | Rā Tōmene on Thursday 12 July is the best way for your children, whānau, cousins and friends to discover study options at UC for themselves.
On Open Day, (nearly) everything is open. They can find out about study options and support services, ask questions and explore labs, workshops and studios.
Encourage those in your life interested in study to register and attend Open Day | Rā Tōmene on Thursday 12 July. Register here>
On Wednesday April 11 UC’s sport science lab hosted 70 Canterbury secondary school students as part of New Zealand’s second annual National Biomechanics Day.
As part of a MBIE funded national project, The Big Experiment, students wore IMeasureU sensors and vertical jumps were recorded of around 1000 national participants.
Students visiting UC were put through their paces through maximum power cycling tests, used a radar gun to measure throwing speed, and compared this to their grip strength.
Christ’s College students also tried out the Zepp golf swing app, supporting their NCEA biomechanics unit on golf, while Hillmorton High School checked out their balance and stability using UC’s new slackline.
Burnside High School’s senior science students also participated in NBD. UC’s tuakana and sport coaching students led the activities. A very enjoyable day was had by all, evident from the smiles all around and some huge efforts from students during each session.