Friday, January 11, 2008

City moves towards online applications

This is a welcome development from the City of Windsor. Congratulations to the HR Department:

Student Lottery Goes Green
City of Windsor Human Resources has launched an online application process for the Summer Student Lottery, saying goodbye to over 1,000 paper applications that have been distributed annually for the past 30 years. For the first time, student applicants will not have to line up at the HR office on Goyeau to apply, as the City will no longer be using hard copy applications.

"We are committed to the development, sourcing and supply of information and processes that are streamlined, cost effective, and customer oriented, while exerting a positive environmental influence," said Executive Director of HR, Vincenza Mihalo.

Moving the process online will allow students to conveniently apply from anywhere in the world. It will also have a financial benefit, as the City will save dollars and time previously devoted to printing and administration of the hard copy intake.

Student Lottery applications
are available on the City's website, in the Work for Windsor section (links can be found on the homepage and in the City Hall menu). Once a student completes and submits their online application, an email is sent providing them with their personal confirmation number. After the random lottery draw, the results will be posted on the website, at which time the student can use this number to view their lottery ranking.

"This initiative would not have been possible if it weren't for the efforts of a team of employees dedicated to delivering accessible and responsive recruitment services," said Mihalo. "Thanks go out to our HR team and to all of the Information Technology staff involved in making this happen in such a timely manner."

Moving forward in 2008, HR plans to make the Student Lottery's online application an example for changes in the way the City accepts employment applications for all positions. HR encourages interested residents to continue visiting the City's Work for Windsor web pages in the future for updates on new initiatives.