Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Redesigned UHR Web site offers easier navigation

The new University Human Resources Web Gateway was designed and includes more user-friendly options, featured videos and RSS feeds.

The site, www.hr.umich.edu, was developed using feedback from faculty and staff, Business & Finance customer surveys, Web site usability surveys, Voices of the Staff members and visitor statistics from the previous UHR site.

Special emphasis was placed on easier navigation options:

• Navigation by services used: The main navigation list on the left of the site is organized by the types of services most used by University customers and job-seekers

• The “HR A-Z,” index of topics: A growing list of alphabetized items

• Google search: Set up to search within UHR Web pages

• Service area unit names: A link at the top right lists all UHR units

New features include:

• Increased visibility for UHR announcements on current issues

• Featured videos and Web sites on the homepage

• RSS feeds, which allow users to subscribe to a service that announces when significant new information is posted