Our new Talent Acquisition System (iCIMS) is now live!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Human Resources is launching a new talent acquisition system to support the hiring of Staff and CUPE employees.

Beginning today, all recruitment requests for mission critical net-new, replacement and secondment Staff, and CUPE roles will be processed through the UWaterloo Talent Acquisition System (iCIMS).

Changes to how the University recruits its talent are aligned to the Strategic Plan goal of being a destination of choice for superior individuals seeking employment.

"We believe the UWaterloo Talent Acquisition System (iCIMS) is going to bring to campus simpler, faster recruiting for hiring managers, and a superior candidate experience. None of this would have been possible without the support of our business partners in IST."

                                                                             -Kenton Needham, Director of Human Resources 

Internal applicants will continue to apply online, and candidates will be able to search for jobs based on the type of role, location, or title, and can subscribe to job alerts to find out when new roles match their career interests. Internal applicants can access their personal online profiles and the new job postings through their WatIAM accounts.

Feedback from users during testing has been positive:

"I feel the system is robust and easy enough to maneuver. I am truly excited that we will have options for creating screening questions, sorting applications, etc. I am happy iCIMS is mobile friendly to boot!"

                                                                   -Debbie Knepper, Administrative Officer, Office of the Registrar

"The Talent Acquisition System demo looked impressive! It is a great step towards Waterloo becoming a destination of choice for superior individuals seeking employment!"

                                               -Carlos Mendes, Administrative Officer, Statistics and Actuarial Science
                                                                                        Past President UWSA

For more information about the UWaterloo Talent Acquisition System (iCIMS) and how applicants can gain access, visit the Careers at Waterloo website.