Feb. 1 rollout planned for new jobs website

A new website for advertising Iowa State job openings, www.jobs.iastate.edu, will go live next week, starting a transition that eventually will retire the current website.   

Beginning Feb. 1, the new website will host ISU's employment opportunities homepage. The existing website operated by applicant-tracking vendor PeopleAdmin, www.iastatejobs.com, will continue to host individual listings as the university prepares for the new Workday enterprise software. As of Feb. 1, both websites will direct applicants to current ISU openings.

After the planned July 1 implementation of Workday, new listings will be hosted on www.jobs.iastate.edu. The PeopleAdmin website will continue to operate in tandem with the new website after July 1 as needed to wrap up searches posted before the switch to Workday.   

Users who post jobs with PeopleAdmin's back-end system won't see any changes until Workday goes live. Hiring managers should follow the same process for getting a position opening approved and posted.

Kristi Darr, interim vice president for university human resources (UHR), announced the plans in a memo to HR liaisons and administrative officers last week. To help make the shift seamless, Darr encouraged those involved in supporting personnel searches and hiring to refer applicants and co-workers to the new website sooner rather than later. Email signatures and business cards that include the jobs website should start using the new address.

Information technology's web development team built the new website, with input from user focus groups. In addition to design and navigation improvements, updates and changes to the new website will be quicker and more efficient because it will be administered internally, Darr said in the memo.