The University of MichiganNews Services
The University Record Online
search
Updated 2:00 PM January 19, 2004
 

front

accolades

news briefs

events

UM employment


obituaries
police beat
regents round-up
research reporter
letters


archives

Advertise with Record

contact us
meet the staff
contact us
subscribe
 
 
U-M Jobs Web site to be primary source for postings


The U-M Jobs Web site (http://www.UMJobs.org) will become the leading source for information about job postings beginning next month, when Human Resources & Affirmative Action (HRAA) discontinues the jobs feature in the Record.

The U-M Jobs site was redesigned in 2002 to be the most current and comprehensive source of information available about posted positions throughout the University, says Diane Benson, manager, Recruiting and Employment Services. It allows instant, round-the-clock access to job postings, downloadable applications and bid forms, links to salary grade information, and details about the application process.

"Each night the system automatically uploads new postings to the site, making it the most complete single source for full- and part-time opportunities at the University," Benson says. "Web technology gives us the opportunity to offer a single source for job postings with information that is more current, detailed and readily accessible than would otherwise be possible."

An October 2003 HRAA survey confirmed a strong staff preference for use of the Web site when researching new job opportunities at the University.

An October 2003 HRAA survey confirmed a strong staff preference for use of the Web site when researching new job opportunities at the University. The survey, conducted by HRAA, included most staff members who had changed jobs within the University during the preceding six months.

A variety of questions were asked related to employment at U-M and the ways in which staff learn about job opportunities within the University community.

When it came to initially hearing about new positions, survey participants most frequently discovered job opportunities through the U-M Jobs site and interaction with their colleagues. Print media were not reported as primary or highly rated sources of information for current employees when investigating new job opportunities within the University.

Beginning Feb. 2, periodic ads in the Record will replace the postings and remind readers throughout the University of the job opportunities accessible on the Web site, Benson says. The jobs site also will continue to be accessible at computer stations in the employment offices in Ann Arbor, Dearborn and the Health System, as well as through public computer kiosks at 'U-M-Flint.

For current listings, information on how to apply for posted positions and the locations of the University's employment offices, visit http://www.UMJobs.org.

More Stories