New hiring system goes online

Hiring managers and job applicants now have a user-friendly, streamlined method for connecting with each other. This spring, HR began implementing the applicant tracking software OpenHire across the organization.

 OpenHire lets job applicants set up candidate profiles, utilize an e-mail job alert system, and attach up to five documents to their application profiles. Hiring staff, in turn, are able to view résumés and all attachments online in the formats submitted by applicants, as well as collect comments from the hiring committee. In addition, they can complete requests to hire online and route those requests by e-mail for approval.

 “We feel that OpenHire is a solid product that will allow us to be much more efficient in our hiring processes,” says HR’s Nancy Wade. “We’re committed to making this transition a smooth one.”

 A committee was formed in 2004 to help re-engineer UCAR’s hiring process. The committee, composed of representatives from different labs, divisions, and programs, recommended that HR select a Web-based applicant tracking system to replace Webhire, which the organization has used since 1999.

 OpenHire demonstrations are being scheduled for each NCAR lab and UCAR program. Details of these demos, tutorials, and new hiring process forms can be found here.