New Features in AP Recruit

Dear Recruit Analysts,

The UC Recruit design team is launching new features to AP Recruit on Thursday, March 25. Here’s what’s new and what to expect when you create a new search plan for a recruitment:

  1. The Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer tagline that is required on all academic position announcements and advertisements will now be standard text and appended to all recruitment ads automatically. You no longer need to add it to the position description when preparing a search plan.The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
  2. Information listed in the Basic Qualifications field will be visible to applicants on the Apply Page.Schools/units have customarily defined basic qualifications under the Qualifications tab and/or Position Description field when preparing the search plan. This enhancement provides consistent messaging for the search committee and applicants. Remember, a Basic Qualification needs to be non-comparative, objective, and relevant; it is not all that a unit wants in a candidate but just the minimum entry‐level requirements to be considered for the position. Usually that will be a specific degree level (e.g. Bachelor’s degree for a junior specialist or open‐rank specialist pool ad; PhD for a Postdoctoral or faculty position) and/or a specific number of years of teaching experience.
  3. Apply page linkRecruit analysts will no longer need to manually include the apply page link (ie in the position description when preparing the search plan. The link will automatically be included in the position description and visible to applicants on the Apply Page.
  4. Information linksAny department, school, program, or other links that would be helpful to the applicant. This field is optional, but any information added will be visible to applicants on the apply page.
  5. Reference Process ExplanationThis field allows a Recruit Analyst to provide details for applicants about reference collection and usage. This field is optional, but any information added will be visible to applicants on the apply page.All search plans created prior to March 25 will not have any of these new features visible in the ad on the Apply Page. Search plans created ON or AFTER March 25 will include these new features. We suggest utilizing the recruitment preview link to see how your recruitment ad will appear.

    Other notable changes in this rollout are:

    1. Structural Changes (click here for a visual)
      • 2 new tabs, Position and Description, have been created to contain information formerly kept in the Details tab
      • New “Search Tracking” category added to the Details tab
    2. New optional fields but not visible on the Apply Page:
      • Position title
      • Anticipated Start Date
      • Percent time
      • Position Duration

We hope these new features will further streamline the preparation of search plans and provide helpful information to applicants. As always, if you notice any issues or have any questions about the newly released features, do not hesitate to contact

We thank you in advance for your continued support!

Office of Academic Personnel
UC Recruit Team

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