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Gazette: HR names new recruitment system

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Wednesday May 3, 2017
By Communications Staff

Queen’s new recruitment management system now has a name.

Following a contest that solicited more than 700 responses from 300 people, Human Resources (HR) has selected CareerQ as the official moniker.

Darlene Daniels (second from right) won the naming contest for the new recruitment management system. She accepts the $500 Amazon.ca gift card from project team members Shaun Cahill, Marie Doherty, and Paul Kerekes.    

“I submitted CareerQ because it works on a couple of different levels,” says contest winner Darlene Daniels, who is the Acting Business Officer and Executive Assistant in Human Resources. “I wanted to make sure the name had a Q in it, a distinctive part of the university’s identity. CareerQ also describes the new software tool, which will queue up applications for hiring staff, making it easier for them to identify high-quality candidates and move them quickly through the selection process.”

The project team blindly judged the entries and unanimously selected CareerQ as the winning entry. Ms. Daniels received a $500 Amazon.ca gift card.

CareerQ is scheduled to go live at the end of May. Over the next two weeks, HR is training hiring managers who handle a high volume of job competitions. Online training materials will be available beyond the May 31 launch date.

CareerQ is a robust online software application that will help Queen’s facilitate, track, and report on its recruitment activities. The new system promises to streamline the recruitment process, supporting the university’s commitment to attracting highly skilled staff. HR consulted with the Equity Office so that CareerQ better supports Queen’s employment equity commitments. Candidates will now have the option to voluntarily and confidentially self-identify as a member of one or more equity-seeking groups as appropriate (women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples, racialized/visible minorities, and LGBTQ).

Visit the CareerQ project website to learn more. 

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