NM govt shifts to online job application system

November 27, 2011 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state government has shifted to an online system to sort through job applicants in an ef[auth] fort to save money and managers’ time.

The state transferred to the new system for handling people seeking state jobs on Nov. 1. The system screens applicants for qualifications and delivers the top 15 candidates to hiring managers.

Andrea Rivera-Smith of the State Personnel Office tells the Santa Fe New Mexican ( ) that the system keeps managers from spending days sorting through applications. It also helps applicants better track the status of the job-hunting efforts.

The computer system is called Insight by NeoGov and replaces PeopleSoft job application software.

NeoGov’s website says the company provides similar HR systems to 17 state governments.

The new system applies to classified employees, not political appointees.

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