Improved online classification and hiring system to launch in September

University Human Resources (UHR) is preparing to launch a major upgrade to PeopleAdmin 7.0, Iowa State’s online classification and hiring system, which will streamline the hiring process for both hiring managers and job applicants.

“We’re improving the user experience for people who apply for positions at Iowa State, as well as our colleagues across campus who manage the hiring process,” said Julie Nuter, associate vice president for UHR. “The tools available in PeopleAdmin 7.0 will make it easier to create position descriptions and post vacancies, and stay up-to-date regarding the status of open searches.”

PeopleAdmin 7.0 will go live for all position types in September, but no earlier than Sept. 8. At that time, all new positions must be posted in the new system.

For more information about the PeopleAdmin upgrade, contact Kristi Darr, 4-3753.

The upgrade also includes a new electronic letter of intent (LOI) for all non-temporary faculty and staff positions, which eliminates the use of paper LOIs; and a new onboarding process that allows new employees to complete new hire paperwork online and shares other information regarding university resources. These features will be added during the fall and early spring semesters.

According to Nuter, PeopleAdmin 7.0 also complements several of Iowa State’s strategic initiatives.

“The upgrade will make our search, hiring and onboarding processes more efficient and effective, an area of opportunity identified by the state Board of Regents’ TIER study,” Nuter said.

“Just as important, a streamlined onboarding process will ensure that, once hired, new faculty and staff have an accelerated start through an onboarding portal to complete new hire processes in a timelier manner.”

UHR is working with HR liaisons throughout the university to prepare for the launch and offering training for faculty and staff who will use the system. Training is available through face-to-face sessions or online tutorials.