The highlight of my week is the meetings with our technical support person. She’s constantly looking for ways to do things better and more easily. She’s taught us a lot. I really count on her as part of our team – she’s another brain that we can use to meet our goals and make our process better.
- Michelle Darveau, Assistant Director of Human Resources - Organizational Development, Colorado School of Mines
“I’ve been here for a year and a half and when I applied, I emailed my materials to an email address. My first thought was, ‘woah, I’m not applying online…’” explains Michelle Darveau, Assistant Director of Human Resources – Organizational Development at Colorado School of Mines. It was clear that recruitment and onboarding needed to be brought into line with candidate expectations, and contemporary processes.
Finding the right recruitment software
Darveau knew she needed a platform that would be easy for the HR team and hiring managers to use, and provide a great experience for candidates. She’s found that, and more, in PageUp’s Recruitment software.
“One of our Deans has commented on how much better it is having the PageUp system in place. They love that they aren’t now killing trees with all of the paperwork. They appreciate being able to see everything about the recruitment process online,” says Darveau. Candidates can easily be rated online, and scores for each cohort are displayed in one simple dashboard. “All of the information I need is right there,” says Darveau. “Our business appreciates the candidate experience and the immediate access to their materials that the PageUp system provides.”
Reporting is easy
Although HR systems capture plenty of data, it’s not always easy to draw out that data into reports when you need it. “I’ve been really impressed with the reporting that we are able to do,” says Darveau. “I received a request for some gender and ethnicity numbers for an entire college and we were able to turn that request around in a couple of hours. It was a big win for us and the person requesting the information.”
Partners in innovation
PageUp is constantly evolving the platform and customers are an important part of our approach to innovation. Darveau has experienced this first-hand. “They’re so friendly and really knowledgeable and I’m always so surprised when I say, ‘You know what would be really great – if the system did this,’ and a couple of months later they say, ‘Hey Michelle, guess what, we made this and it works, and here you go we’re going to put it in Beta’.”
Taking an established institution on a journey from paper-based recruitment and onboarding to using a technology solution can be daunting. PageUp partners closely with customers to implement solutions and ensure they’re getting the most out of them. “The highlight of my week is the meetings with our technical support person. She’s constantly looking for ways to do things better and more easily. She’s taught us a lot. I really count on her as part of our team – she’s another brain that we can use to meet our goals and make our process better,” says Darveau.
The PageUp and Colorado School of Mines teams continue to work together to enhance recruitment and onboarding at the school.