FRANKFORT — Kentucky State University (KSU) is excited to launch its data-rich talent management software suite Taleo, which will allow the University to more efficiently recruit, develop and retain its highly skilled employees. This interactive software, which includes the recruitment marketing and employee referral programs, is state-of-the-art and puts KSU on par with the most innovative organizations around the world. The Taleo software plays an integral role in advancing the University’s Office of Human Resources’ function, says Human Resources Manager Devon Peterika.

“One of the greatest benefits of utilizing Taleo is that we will have more efficient processes,” she said. “We will be able to navigate candidates through the application process much more efficiently and effectively.   Also, we will be able to match candidates more accurately to vacant positions.”

Previously, candidates would email their resumes, and staff would manually match their qualifications with vacant positions – one email at a time. Taleo’s Candidate Management system will allow the office to develop concise interview questions and efficiently identify the top 5 percent of candidates.

Taleo will reinvent the way the HR team manages applicants and new hires, said KSU Chief Information Officer Wendy Dixie. A candidate can now apply online by uploading their resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. Once the candidate has applied for a position, they will receive an automated email response, which will confirm to the candidate that their information has been received and is being processed.

Another feature of the system allows for offer letters to be sent to and signed by the successfully chosen candidate.  Dixie adds, “Kentucky State University researched and reviewed numerous software systems. Taleo was selected because it most adequately addressed the needs of the university and places us among ‘best practice’ institutions.”

The Office of Human Resources is currently using the software on http://kysu.edu/administration-governance/finance-business/human-resources/employment/.