New ITS Recruitment and Orientation SharePoint site
Starting a new job is often overwhelming and the University of Toronto’s (U of T) Information Technology Services (ITS) team is no exception — boasting more than 200 employees across eight units.
To help new employees, including managers, ease into their new roles and become acquainted with the University’s ITS processes, services, resources, organizational structure and more, a new ITS Recruitment and Orientation SharePoint site launched in May 2020.
The project is a collaborative effort with involvement from Human Resources and various ITS units, including Online Learning Strategies (OLS), Business Operations & Administration (BOA), Education & Awareness and Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration (EASI).
“It’s exciting to see our new ITS orientation and recruitment site bringing together a suite of resources that will help new staff get onboard and up to speed quickly,” said Laurie Harrison, who led the team and is also the director of OLS. “While this serves as a useful reference within ITS, it also provides transparency to the broader U of T community regarding our organizational structure and key activity areas.”
How it works
The site is accessible to all ITS and Human Resources staff. It is divided into two main sections: “Resources for Employees” and “Resources for Managers,” with the latter offering limited access to managers and directors. Regardless of role, the site requires a UTORid login to SharePoint to access it.
For ITS employees, the site provides access to benefit and career development resources, links to the IT@UofT Strategic Plan, Chief Information Officer (CIO) Blog and various IT-related communications channels. It also lists and explains the various divisions within ITS and the ITS advisory groups and committees.
For ITS managers, the site details the recruitment process, including student hiring, lists key HR contacts, offers interview and recruitment tips, templates and forms as well as links to other key University departments, such as the Centre for Learning, Leadership & Culture and the Family Care Office.
For more information, visit the ITS Recruitment and Orientation site.