Tēnā koutou katoa,
As you may recall from our last blog update in June, our team is currently working on improving our Temporary Vacancy Recruitment System. We are happy to announce that we are making good progress with the project and anticipating to go live in mid/late October with a phased roll-out.
The new Temporary Vacancy System which will be run through our current recruitment platform UC Jobs, will bring a number of benefits for all users:
- Intuitive User Interface – which is easy to use and allows Administrators to track applicants and view multiple jobs
- The ability for jobs and applicant pools to be shared and accessed amongst a team of administrators
- Provide faster, efficient processing – from shortlisting, to police checks, and getting applicants hired in UCPeople/PeopleSoft
- Applicants will only need to apply in the system once
- Applicants can digitally complete on boarding – no need to receive paper copies of documents.
Where we are at with the project:
The project is well underway and we have been working closely with the provider to tweak the system to meet our needs. We have taken feedback from our reference group and are now testing the automatic document generation of the different offer letter scenarios. Once we have finished testing these, we will start to test the workflow of the platform. The reference group will be involved with this stage of the testing process.
After testing the workflow and once all parties are happy with how the system performs, we will commence training with current UCTV users. This will be done through information and training sessions, we are also working on some online tutorials – keep your eyes peeled for information around these sessions. We aim to start using the new system for various fixed-term and casual contracts during late October/November. It is our intention that all users will be trained and utilising the new system by the end of this year.
Thank you for your patience while we work on this system, we believe it will be of great benefit to users and applicants, as we look to the future and to continue to adapt and stay current to changing technological environments.
Ngā mihi nui
Director – People and Culture
People and Culture ǀ Pūmanawa Tangata