Announcements

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  • New feature
    2019-10-14   Allow recruiting Managers to restrict Reviewers from seeing the applications for some positions Recruiter
    A recruiting Manager can select, for each Reviewer, positions for which the reviewer cannot see the applications. (A Manager may want to block a Reviewer from seeing the applications to a position to which someone personally connected to the Reviewer has applied, for example.)
  • New feature
    2019-10-06   Allow recruiters to include questions on application form whose answers are visible only to managers Recruiter
    A recruiter can include questions on the application form for a position whose answers are visible only to managers and only after an ad closes; these answers are not visible to reviewers of applications. This functionality is designed for questions about personal characteristics that a recruiter is required to collect but is not permitted to use when evaluating applications.
  • New feature
    2019-10-02   Lead applicants through process of determining whether their recommender already has an account Applicant
    In the case that an applicant requests a person as their recommender with the same first and last names as an existing user, lead them through the process of determining whether the existing user is the person they want.
  • New feature
    2019-09-30   Allow proxies to remove recommenders Recommender Proxy
    A proxy can now remove a recommender from their list (which may be appropriate if, for example, the recommender has moved to a different institution).
  • New feature
    2019-09-29   Improve the informativeness of notifications to recommenders Recommender
    Notifications to recommenders regarding applicants who have named them in applications now give the title of the advertisement and the identity of the recruiter.
  • New feature
    2019-09-29   Allow users to download a csv file of all current postings Applicant
    A user (in particular an applicant) can download a csv file of all current postings, with the text of the ad in markdown format. Once a user has downloaded a file, the next time they request a download they have the option to get only those ads that have been posted since the last time they downloaded a file of postings.
  • New feature
    2019-09-24   Page with informational videos Recruiter Recommender Proxy Applicant
    A page with videos explaining how to use the various parts of the EconJobMarket system now exists (see the link Informational videos in the User support column of the footer). We will gradually add more videos.
  • New feature
    2019-09-21   Allow applicants to remove recommenders from their list Applicant
    An applicant can now remove a recommender from the list on their Recommenders page, which makes the page less cluttered and less potentially confusing if an applicant changes their set of recommenders.
  • New feature
    2019-09-17   Allow recommender to archive applicants Recommender
    A recommender can mark applicants as "archived", moving them off their main page of applicants. So a recommender can now list on their page only applicants from the current year. Archived applicants can be unarchived at any time.
  • New feature
    2019-09-17   Allow applicants to archive applications Applicant
    An applicant can archive applications, moving them onto a separate page. An applicant who is returning to the job market may, for example, want to see on their main page of applications only ones for the current year.
  • New feature
    2019-09-15   Allow recruiters to produce receipts and invoices Recruiter
    A recruiter can produce a receipt or an invoice for any payment. (Previously they could produce only an invoice, and only for the current amount payable.) Receipts and invoices are now pdf files, rather than plain text.
  • New feature
    2019-09-11   Add to a recruiter's bill only after an ad is confirmed Recruiter
    A recruiter is now asked to make a payment only after they confirm their advertisement.
  • New feature
    2019-09-09   Recommender account request system redesigned Applicant
    The main change is that when an applicant's request for a recommender is denied, the applicant can resubmit the request without having to submit a fresh request.
  • New feature
    2019-09-01   Applicants' job market conference attendance is shown on their main page only for upcoming conferences Applicant
    Rather than showing all intended attendance at job market conferences, an applicant's main page now shows only their intended attendance at upcoming conferences.
  • New feature
    2019-07-18   Show map of all positions Recruiter Applicant
    A map of all currently-posted positions is linked from the main job postings page.
  • New feature
    2019-07-04   Report number of times an ad has been viewed Recruiter
    Links on the recruiter's main page lead to reports on the number of times each ad has been viewed by distinct users.
  • New feature
    2019-06-25   Allow user to be recruiter for multiple organizations Recruiter
    A user can now be a recruiter for any number of organizations. A recruiting manager can assign any user to be a manager or reviewer for their organization.
  • New feature
    2019-06-22   Allow recruiter to specify message to applicant when application is complete Recruiter Applicant
    A recruiter can specify a message and optionally a URL to be displayed to each applicant when their application becomes complete. The message can be used, for example, to ask the applicant to submit a supplementary form at the URL specified, or simply to invite the applicant to visit the recruiter's website. Specifying a message is optional.
  • New feature
    2019-06-18   Recruiter who changes ad status to "position filled" or "search suspended" has option to stop ad Recruiter
    If recruiter changes the status of their ad to "Position filled" or "Search suspended", they now have the option to stop posting the ad.
  • New feature
    2019-06-11   Featured ads appear at top of list of all job postings Recruiter
    Featured ads are now displayed at the top of the page of all job postings, and for any search for which a featured ad is included in the results, that ad is shown at the top of the results.
  • New feature
    2019-06-08   Reminders about unconfirmed postings Recruiter
    A recruiter who has created an ad but not confirmed it is reminded to confirm it on and after the start date of the ad.
  • New feature
    2019-06-06   Page listing placement officers Recruiter
    A page listing placement officers is now available to recruiters, who can submit corrections and make additions to the list.
  • New feature
    2019-06-02   Improvements in system for evaluating and rating applications Recruiter
    Many improvements in the functionality and appearance of the system for evaluating and rating applications, including adjustments to make the system easy to use on a device with a small screen like a phone.
  • New feature
    2019-05-12   Allow person to check whether account exists with their name and email address Recruiter Recommender Proxy Applicant
    A person can now check whether an account exists in their name and email address.
  • New feature
    2019-01-16   Recruiter must specify deadline and can specify target date for applications Recruiter
    As well as specifying an end date for their posting, a recruiter must now specify the application deadline. They may also specify a "target date" for applications.
  • New feature
    2019-01-16   Recruiter can see complete "event history" for a posting Recruiter
    A recruiter can see a list of all the events for a posting: who initiated the posting, who edited it, which elements they edited, and at what times they did so.
  • New feature
    2019-01-16   Recruiter has to confirm posting before it is displayed Recruiter
    Before an ad is displayed, a recruiter has to confirm that it is correct, and is asked to verify that it meets various criteria.
  • New feature
    2018-12-27   Users are asked to enter backup email address in their profiles Recruiter Recommender Proxy Applicant
    Users are asked to enter a permanent email address in their profiles, in addition to an institutional address, to facilitate access to their accounts if they leave their current institution.
  • New feature
    2018-12-23   Password-reset messages may be sent to gmail or backup email address Recruiter Recommender Proxy Applicant
    Password-reset messages may now be sent to the gmail address or backup email address in a user's profile
  • New feature
    2018-12-21   Allow recruiters to select interviewers affiliated with other organizations Recruiter
    Recruiters can now choose interviewers who are affiliated with organizations other than the one associated with the posting.
  • New feature
    2018-12-16   Allow recruiters to leave breaks between interview slots when creating batch of slots Recruiter
    When creating a batch of interview slots, a recruiter can now specify a break between adjacent slots.
  • New feature
    2018-12-16   Allow recruiter to change location of group of interviews Recruiter
    A recruiter can now easily change the location of all interviews in a group.
  • New feature
    2018-12-16   A recruiter is warned if the interview slots for a given location overlap Recruiter
    A recruiter is now warned if the interview slots for a given interview location overlap.
  • New feature
    2018-12-05   Allow reviewers to see interview schedules Recruiter
    Reviewers for an application can now see the applicants' interview schedules.