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Agile Recruiting and Onboarding (ARO) Project Launching April 26

The Agile Recruiting and Onboarding (ARO) project will go-live on Wednesday, April 26.

The ARO project is an initiative to strengthen hiring, recruiting and onboarding processes and systems. This change is necessary because the current hiring software will not be supported after 2017.

Planned outcomes of the project include automating candidate evaluation and selection, addressing the time it takes to fill positions, delivering more robust system functionality, enhancing reporting measures and metrics, offering new onboarding tools and improving the overall applicant experience.

The ARO project will implement the new PageUp People applicant tracking software in place of PeopleAdmin, also known as MAP or COMPASS. Additionally, it will create new job posting websites called Careers @ MSU, with sites for internal and external applicants.

Internal applicants will access job postings via the Careers @ MSU tile in the EBS Portal. The internal site displays internal-only postings, along with postings open to all applicants. The benefit to applying to a posting through the internal site is employee preference over external applicants, where applicable. It also takes into consideration seniority ranking and eligibility for support staff positions.

To ensure a smooth transition to the PageUp system, new job postings will only be added on an emergency basis after April 5 within PeopleAdmin. Postings within MAP will close to applicants the evening of Tuesday, April 25. All job postings will return to the regular posting schedule within Careers @ MSU beginning on Wednesday, April 26. More information can be found on the ARO applicant page.

Resources for those who hire employees and administer postings are available on the ARO training materials page. An internal applicant tutorial video is also available.

Questions about the ARO project can be directed to MSU Human Resources at 517-353-4434 or