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Datatel Teams with HR Service Company To Simplify Applicant Tracking

Datatel will soon be offering integrated functionality for its higher ed human resources application to provide applicant tracking management. The company has teamed up with PeopleAdmin, which sells a Web-based service that allows organizations to automate their hiring processes and lets users involved in the HR process to collaborate. The partnership will allow users of Datatel's Colleague HR to reduce recruiting activities through automated importing of selected job candidate information gathered in the PeopleAdmin 7 applicant-tracking software.

The release is expected sometime in September 2010.

Datatel's new job applicant tracking interface will provide users with the ability to pass information from PeopleAdmin into Colleague about a job applicant who is being hired in a manner that will allow the institution to review the data being imported and resolve possible duplicate-person records as each position assignment is brought into the main Colleague HR files. The interface creates a new person record in Colleague when applicable and assigns the appropriate position to the person. The position can be the primary position or an additional appointment. The import process handles new hires, rehires, and additional appointments.

Initially, the transfer of data will be accomplished by secure FTP, according to the company, but a Web service is being planned.

For its part, PeopleAdmin is building an export process that maps its client data to Datatel's to streamline the process for those clients that work with both companies' applications.

"There is strong interest in the higher education market for a job applicant management solution, and PeopleAdmin is a market leader in this area, with world-class customer service," said Tracy Williams, HR product manager at Datatel. "Our clients will benefit from their track record of successful implementations in higher education and the collaborative integration between PeopleAdmin and Datatel Colleague HR."

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