County purchasing new hiring software system













The interface for Civic Plus’ Civic HR software system, which Morgan County will begin using next year. The system can be used on tablets and iPhones and can be set to automatically post jobs to county Facebook and LinkedIn pages. (Photo courtesy of Civic Plus)

Morgan County will begin using a new human resources software system next year to manage its process for recruiting and hiring new county employees. The Morgan County Commissioners voted to award a three-year contract to Kansas company Civic Plus to provide their Civic HR system to the county Tuesday at the recommendation of county HR director Tracy Amen.

Amen told the commissioners that her office had determined the county needed to come up with a method for hiring that would make the process more streamlined and efficient for managers. She said the purchase of a tracking system was not expensive enough to require that the county take bids for a system provider. However, Amen felt that taking bids was necessary since it is the county’s first time selecting such a system and she thought it would be beneficial for the county to learn about the different available software applications.

The county received four bids from software providers, but Amen said she only focused her analysis on two of those because one of the others did not include a cost for the services and another involved building a system from the ground up in a process that would be “prohibitively expensive.”

Amen said the systems were evaluated according to their capacities for vacancy requisition, position posting, application processing, applicant communication, evaluation of candidates as well as their reporting functions, which she said were…

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