Alaska Jobs and Job Hunters Online
May 24, 1999
People Are Saying About WorkPlace Alaska
WorkPlace Alaska to be the best thing that has happened to
Alaska. Not only is the system easier to use -- for both applicants
and hiring managers -- it also provides hiring managers with
people who are truly interested in the position they are applying
for. I think this is really great and have really enjoyed
working with WorkPlace Alaska - from both sides!"
Research Analyst II
Department of Education
really great about WorkPlace Alaska is that the process has
become more efficient because I have access to everything
I need with a click of a button. Something else I appreciate
is that I am able to walk hiring managers through the entire
process while we are viewing the same information at the same
time. This gives me a better connection with the hiring managers
because we work as a team to hire the best individual for
Department of Transportation
Alaska is perhaps the most practical program implemented by
the State in recent years. Now, people actively seeking employment
with a State Agency can easily peruse the on-line list of
job openings, find out if they qualify and apply for the position.
All of this can be accomplished in a short period of time
and often from their own homes! This program is head-and-shoulders
above the old register system in every aspect."
Employment Security Specialist
Department of Labor
- Workplace Alaska has developed, refined and simplified an
amazing web-based employment application and job posting solution."
Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Centralized Recruitment Office
Alaska is a complete
on-line recruitment, application, and hiring process for classified
service positions in state government, according to Heather K. Kinzie,
Employee Resources Consultant for the State.
system allows hiring managers to request recruitment for positions
on an agency intranet. Next, it uses the Internet as the primary
means of advertising for jobs. Then, job hunters can apply online,
including getting certified for the position. Workplace Alaska then
provides the data needed to report all recruitment, position, and
encountered Workplace Alaska online while conducting web site research
of all 50 states, specifically focusing on employment application
and job posting web pages," said Dominick Guida, a recruiter for
the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. "I was very impressed
with the level of thoroughness, simplicity and detail provided to
the online applicant. It maximized the use of data and time." Full
WorkPlace Alaska works:
- The hiring
manager completes a job request on the agency intranet with position
information, advertising needs, and both minimum and desirable
- The Human
Resource office approves the form and posts it to the Internet.
- Job hunters
access Workplace Alaska
to view vacancies. When a job hunter finds a suitable vacancy,
he or she completes and submits the two forms that make up the
two online forms are:
Profile, which consists of brief, relevant information about an
applicant's education and employment history.
- Job Qualification
Summary, which the job hunter completes for each vacancy. This
consists of responses to minimum and desirable qualification questions,
general employment questions, and a cover letter.
When the applicant
submits the application package electronically, it is available
immediately for review by the hiring manager. An on-line sorting
capability allows the hiring manager to view candidates based on
their job specific qualifications. After completing a legal interviewing
process, the hiring manager goes to Workplace Alaska to complete
the applicant certification area. This is then approved online by
the Human Resource office. Once a job offer is made and accepted,
WorkplaceAlaska creates a data file online, which is used by the
hiring manager to notify applicants that are not selected. The online
software can prepare reports on a variety of recruitment data instantaneously.
Additionally, it uses a systematic archival process to move completed
recruitment information into a separate database. "This clears the
active database of unnecessary information, Kinzie explained.
are very proud of Workplace Alaska and what it's done to help streamline
our recruitment process," she continued. "I would love to share
information about it with anyone who will listen!"
Kinzie, Employee Resources Consultant, State of Alaska, Department
of Administration, Division of Personnel, PO Box 110201, Juneau,
Alaska 99811-0201. Voice: 907-465-4076; Fax 907-465-2576; E-mail: