28 March 2012
Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
This week sees the launch of the first element of the Cardiff People programme which aims to give staff standard, easy to use ways of managing their working life. Here Deputy Vice-Chancellor Elizabeth Treasure tells us more about how eRecruitment will change the way we work.
“eRecruitment modernises our recruitment processes and moves them online for the benefit of both candidates and recruiters. This will improve the candidate experience and reduce the amount of bureaucracy that currently frustrates recruiters.
Schools and Directorates have played a major part in devising this new highly streamlined system, ensuring the best possible fit with the varying needs across the University.
Benefits for recruiters include:
- Being able to monitor application levels for vacancies and assess candidates against job specifications as applications are received rather than at the closing date.
- Having the flexibility to bring forward or extend closing dates depending on the number and quality of applications.
- Streamlining the approval and short listing processes which have historically impacted the speed and effectiveness of recruitment. Recruiters will be in control of the length of time the appointment process takes.
Barriers deterring candidates are being removed too. Candidates will now apply by CV rather than a complex application form and will be able to track the status of their application online.
This is a big change in our approach. Guidance is available online and directly from HR on the necessary considerations when making decisions. The Staff Development programmes for Panel Chairs and recruiters provide a sound foundation in the necessary knowledge and skills as well as the equality and diversity considerations.
If you need help, please do not hesitate to contact the Central HR Team, who are happy to support you and advise on the new eRecruitment system. There is now a central contact point for enquiries via firstname.lastname@example.org and extension 79936.
You can also contact your local representative who has been involved in discussions about the new system; you can find their details here: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/cardiffpeople/representatives/user-group.html
The eRecruitment system can be accessed here: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs/
These improvements will assist us in continuing to develop as a world-leading university where our staff can spend time on valuable teaching, research and the future strategic direction of the University.”