Project process

Talent Acquisition@Iowa takes a phased approach, starting with a planning phase launched during summer 2017:

  • Human Capital Institute certification for the initial project team (completed)
  • Talent acquisition strategy development (completed)
  • Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud (OTAC) application purchase (completed)
  • Baker Tilly implementation partner selection (completed)
  • OTAC system administration training (completed)
  • Governance structure and team assignments (completed)
  • Talent Acquisition@Iowa project roadmap (completed)
  • Implementation pre-planning with Baker Tilly (completed)

Subsequent phases include:

Phase 1

  • Design new processes focused on unique recruiting needs for staff, health care, and faculty/post doc positions (completed).
  • Design and build OTAC system to completely replace all Jobs@UIowa functionality (in progress).
  • Conduct OTAC system demos and training (summer 2018).
  • Launch OTAC for staff and health care positions (September 2018) and faculty positions (late fall 2018).

Phase 2

  • Attract: Create employer brand; launch initial marketing campaign.
  • Engage: Leverage existing applicants; establish pipelines; standardize job board postings; enhance diversity recruiting; develop referral incentives.
  • Recruit: Consolidate talent pools for staff; capture talent at interest level; re-engineer and integrate processes; modernize compliance.

Phase 3

  • Attract: Develop community-focused events; launch initial marketing campaign.
  • Engage: Expand pipelines; standardize advertising.
  • Recruit: Develop recruiter services.