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Human Resources

Bulletin Date: 
Friday, 1 February, 2019
Information Only
All staff

Improvements to the Recruitment Adminstration and Web Recruitment systems are due to come into effect in March 2019, which will increase the range of contract requests that can be processed in an automated way. As a result, manual CHRIS appointment forms will no longer be required for the following categories:

  • Research Fellows.
  • Positions where a recruitment agency has been used.
  • Positions where a department has chosen not to use web recruitment to collect applications.
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowships.
  • Internal Secondments.
  • Apprenticeships.

The changes will bring the following benefits to institutions:

  • Reduced time spent completing manual forms and improved accuracy of data.
  • Reduced time spent collecting details from preferred candidates.
  • Increased provision of system generated offer letters.
  • Improved ability to track the status of appointments.

Briefings for Recruitment Administration and Web Recruitment Systems users

Everyone involved in RAS and web recruitment is invited to attend a briefing on the changes. Please note that institutions within the School of Clinical Medicine (other than CIMR) are not required to attend these briefings. A separate communication about the different implications of the changes in this area will follow from the School of Clinical Medicine HR team.

The briefings will include an overview of the change, practical step-by-step guidance and time for any questions. Please book a session via the links below and forward on to your colleagues as necessary:

  • 5 February 2019, 9.30am to 10.30am, SG1, Alison Richard Building BOOK HERE.
  • 13 February 2019, 2.30pm to 3.30pm, Lecture Theatre 0, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street BOOK HERE.
  • 19 February 2019, 9.30am to 10.30am, Postdoc Centre, Eddington BOOK HERE.

Over recent months, the HR Divsion has gathered feedback from departments/institutions which has played a key role in shaping the latest developments of the system. Thank you to all of those who have taken the time to provide their valuable input.

A further communication to those directly affected will be sent to confirm the exact release date. If you have any questions or feedback about the new system please email

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Bulletin Summary: 
Details of forthcoming improvements to the Recruitment Administration and Web Recruitment systems and briefings on the changes