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April 2016
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The new "I work for NSW" Website

You may have noticed that the public-facing JobsNSW website is now called "I work for NSW" and the jobs.nsw.gov.au web address now diverts to iworkfor.nsw.gov.au . The Public Service Commission welcomed in the new year with the launch of our Employee Value Proposition (EVP), which was developed as an overarching EVP for the NSW Government in consultation with NSW public sector employees. The EVP supports our goal of becoming an employer of choice in Australia and attracting and retaining the best and the brightest people to the NSW public sector.

As mentioned, the website URL is now www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. This is merely a cosmetic change, and there are no changes to Taleo. The web address for Taleo remains the same.

The Support team e-mail address and telephone number will remain the same for the moment.

You can find out more about the I work for NSW Employee Value Proposition (EVP) here


The Public Service Commission conducted a recruitment review last year to provide an early evaluation of what is working well, opportunities and areas  for improvement in relation to the NSW Public Service recruitment reforms. One finding in the recruitment review was that hiring managers cannot use diversity information in Taleo to consider the needs of candidates. Following consultation with the NSW Disability Council, and trialling a new field in Taleo as part of the NSW Government Graduate Program and NSW Public Service Talent Pools, a new field has been included in the application form in Taleo for applicants with disability to include their accessibility adjustment requirements.

Providing accessibility adjustment requirements up front will help hiring managers to consider accessibility in designing and delivering the assessment process. It is important for hiring managers to be aware that this information is now available so that they can consider these requirements and contact the applicants to discuss their needs. The PSC will soon developing a training package for hiring managers on the recruitment process, including requirements around making adjustment for people with disability. Work is also underway to update the recruitment guidance on Employment Portal, including FAQs and case studies.


This Month's Newsletter Features:

- Recruiter and Hiring Manager Maintenance
- Your Client Relationship Managers
- Using Pre-Screening Questions
- The "Display Only" Career Section

and an introduction to our new team members Jade & Michele.

As always, the I work for NSW team is happy to accept your compliments and suggestions regarding Taleo and the I Work for NSW website.

Please e-mail anything you'd like to raise with us to support@jobs.nsw.gov.au

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Recruiter and Hiring Manager Maintenance

It is very important that when a staff member leaves your organisation that their Taleo access is deactivated. When someone leaves your team, please notify us immediately at support@jobs.nsw.gov.au or on 1300 562 679 and we will take the neccesary actions.

Hot Tip: Maintain a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet of users who have Taleo access within your team. This way, you will be able to easily track who does and who does not need access. This helps avoid sending unnecesary New User requests and helps you maintain active and inactive users.

Your Client Relationshop Managers

The Client Relationship Manager is responsible for managing the relationship between jobs.nsw/I work for NSW and the NSW government sector.

We are here to assist with system optimisation processes and workforce analysis/data requirements.

If you are unsure of who your Client Relationship manager is, please contact the JobsNSW support desk on 1800 562 679


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Pre-Screening Questions

Did you know targeted questions can be created as pre-screening options and be added to your advertised role?

Please find a guide for this located here. While creating targeted questions as pre-screening is optional, the benefits include:

• Candidate responses are Reportable fields and can be included in pre-screening response reports
• Candidate responses as additional attachments are not required.
• Decreased risk of candidates not responding to Targeted responses or Selection Criteria.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the JobsNSW Helpdesk or your Client Relationship Manager on 1800 562 679.

The "Display Only" Career Section

We have now provided a career section option for you to post positions for which applications are to be taken outside of Taleo. This allows the position to be posted to the website, but removes the "Apply Online" button. To post positions here, locate the Display Only Career Section option in Posting and Sourcing.

Please note, you will not need to write "DO NOT APPLY HERE" or similar phrasing, as the apply button is no longer an option when it is posted.



Other News

Meet Jade & Michele

In October of this year, Jade and Michele joined our team on the JobsNSW support desk. We welcome them with a quick questionaire to help you get to know them.

Client Support Officer

 Where did you join us from?
 I joined the team from Foxtel.

What does your role at JobsNSW entail?
 Help Desk Support for Taleo and the JobsNSW Website.

What do you enjoy most about your work?
 My team

How would you describe yourself in one word?

What is the last movie you saw and what did you think of it?
 Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II - It was disappointing

What is one thing most people don't know about you?
 I've lived in 10 cities/towns, 3 states and 2 countries.

If you could meet anyone today, who would it be and why?
 Tina Fey (Andrew agrees!)

What book are you reading at the moment?
 Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

What are your hobbies/interests outside of work?
 Hanging out with my dog (Mia)

What would you sing at a karaoke bar?
 No Scrubs - TLC



Client Support Officer

Where did you join us from?  
 Bunnings Warehouse

What does your role at JobsNSW entail?  
 Tech support for candidates and agencies for JobsNSW

What do you enjoy most about your work?
 My great colleagues and talking to nice people

How would you describe yourself in one word?

What is the last movie you saw and what did you think of it?
 Red Dog - I cried.

What is one thing most people don't know about you?
 I can't swim.

If you could meet anyone today, who would it be and why?
 Denzel Washington.

What book are you reading at the moment?
 I just finished "Orange Is The New Black"?

What are your hobbies/interests outside of work?
 My great dogs - Harry and Stella.

What would you sing at a karaoke bar?
 "Paradise by the dashboard light" 



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