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By Breeonne Baxter on April 14, 2016
HR has made a change to the job postings for staff job postings in UBC employee groups paid on a salary range. We have added the maximum to the salary range, where previously only the minimum and mid-point were displayed.
Postings for the following employee groups are impacted:
We started this initiative about a year ago after consultation with senior administrators. The reason for doing this is that we want to attract the best candidates to UBC, and we felt that by not including the maximum, potential applicants might have been misled (and may have chosen not to apply) perceiving a limited salary range. In addition, we have added a “guiding principle” to the posting page that indicates “midpoint” means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.
An example of how the salary information now displays in eRecruit:
Hiring managers may find the addition of the maximum as something that they will have to manage and explain to applicants seeking a salary above mid-point. The Letter of Agreement #1 in the AAPS/UBC Agreement provides further guidance:
“Where an employee is paid a salary at the midpoint of the salary range it means that the employee possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience. In the normal course, employees will be hired, transferred or promoted between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range for a job. An employee who is hired, transferred or promoted above the midpoint means the employee possesses superior job knowledge, qualifications and experience.”
This language can provide guidance for hiring staff within the impacted employee groups.
This change is to support the strategic priorities of the University, which aspires to hire first choice applicants.
If you have any questions about hiring staff, please contact your HR Advisor.
By Breeonne Baxter on March 31, 2016
Next week, we will be making some minor modifications to the banner at the top of the Staff and Faculty external job posting pages. The result will be a visual change only. This will not impact eRecruit in any way, nor will it change the anything about the application process itself within the external jobs pages.
UBC employees who are currently employed, or who are on recall, must apply for jobs through Self-Service to maintain their internal rights/status to job postings.
If you have applicants with questions about the external jobs boards, please have them contact the HR Service Centre for assistance:
By Breeonne Baxter on February 4, 2016
For the HR community of practice
You can use short URLs to direct to UBC job postings in eRecruit, for print, web and social media uses.
How to access a short URL for an active posting:
1. Find the job ID, the unique 5-digit identifier on all jobs posted through eRecruit (seen below in red).
2. Append the 5-digit job ID to one of the following:
http://staffcareers.ubc.ca/ (for staff jobs)
http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/ (for faculty jobs currently posted on UBC’s eRecruit system)
3. Your URL will look like this: http://staffcareers.ubc.ca/22652 or http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/21271 . When you enter this URL in a browser window, or click on the URL in an email, you will be taken directly to the job posting page, where users can go through the regular external application process. Internal candidates will need to continue to login to Self-Service to apply for jobs.
If you link to an invalid job ID, or to a posting which has expired, the browser redirects the user back to the Staff Careers page.
If you have any questions or problems using the short URLs, please contact HR Communications.
By Breeonne Baxter on November 26, 2015
UBC faculty and staff are eligible for complimentary subscriptions to University Affairs magazine, as UBC is a member of Universities Canada, the publisher of the magazine. University Affairs provides commentary and news articles about university trends, as well as advice and tools for university administrators, faculty and grad students. University Affairs is also the largest source of higher education job postings in Canada.
UBC employees can sign up for a free subscription to University Affairs on their website, as long as the mailing address is a UBC campus address (subscriptions sent to off-campus addresses are $19/year with a valid UBC email address).
By Breeonne Baxter on July 3, 2014
For HR Administrators
Last year, UBC hosted an employer booth for the first time at Career Days, the annual on-campus career fair for graduating UBC students (http://students.ubc.ca/employers/career-days). A small group of units partnered to staff the booth and connect with students about career opportunities at UBC.
We are reaching out to determine interest across the institution in hosting a UBC booth again this year. The dates for Career Days 2014 are Tuesday, Sept. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 1, and the event is held in the SUB Ballroom. If you are interested in participating (or have questions), please contact Catherine Pitman: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Breeonne Baxter on July 12, 2012
For HR Administrators
As a reminder, the new UBC branded recruitment advertising templates are now available for faculty and staff opportunities. Find samples of print advertisements as well as web banners for online advertising in the Recruitment section of the HR website.
The templates reflect UBC’s employer story, the facet of the UBC brand that articulates the connection that faculty and staff have to the University—the reasons why they joined UBC and the reasons why they stay. It is intended to create a compelling and consistent story about faculty and staff and what it means to be part of the UBC from their perspectives. The employer story will continue to be developed in the future.
By Breeonne Baxter on September 16, 2011
For HR Administrators
A reminder about assigning early IDs in HRMS: Administrators can use the ‘Early ID’ feature in HRMS to not only assign new IDs to new employees, but also reactivate IDs for previous employees.
In order for new faculty and staff to get a CWL account prior to their appointment being processed in HRMS, it is important for them to be assigned an Early ID. If your department does not have “Early ID” access in HRMS, you can apply for access using the regular HRMS security access form available on our website.