Training continues for PeopleAdmin 7 users

University human resources (UHR) launched Iowa State's new online classification and hiring system, PeopleAdmin 7 in September. Almost three months later, those who hire new employees across campus probably are not PeopleAdmin experts, nor are they expected to be.

UHR encourages anyone involved with employee hiring to continue to learn about the system's latest additions, and perhaps brush up on training they've already taken.

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Classroom training opportunities

UHR is holding ongoing, monthly training sessions about the PeopleAdmin 7 system and hiring topics. These face-to-face classes will continue if the minimum enrollment is met for each session. The schedule is:

  • Position management (first week of the month)
  • Creating a posting (second week of the month)
  • Managing applicants and the hiring process (third week of the month)
  • Electronic letter of intent and onboarding, following onboarding's roll out later this winter (fourth week of the month)

Attendees will receive hands-on training plus additional materials and resources. Register for these classes online.

Online training

In addition to classroom training, the PeopleAdmin 7 website offers several online resources about position descriptions/classification and compensation; applicant tracking/recruitment; and electronic letters of intent (set to roll out on Dec. 2). These resources, including online videos, quick reference guides and job aids, are under the "Training Resources" heading on each topic's web page.  

"We have several excellent training resources that we believe employees learning the PeopleAdmin 7 system will find very helpful," said Kristi Darr, director of university human resources. "Many people probably could have their questions answered by simply watching a video or reading the online guides and job aids."

The PeopleAdmin 7 help line, 294-1600, still is available for immediate answers to hiring questions. However, the help line will not be staffed for regular call traffic between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. after Nov. 24. The line still will be open, but callers will be asked to leave a message. All calls should be returned within one business day.