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PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool

PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool

Overview

What is PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool?

The PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform is a talent management platform designed for Higher Education and Government organizations, now from PowerSchool (acquired August, 2018). Modules include analytics, applicant tracking, position management, onboarding, records management, and performance management.

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PeopleAdmin, a software solution used by the Human Resources Department, has significantly improved the hiring process within the …
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PeopleAdmin Review

10 out of 10
February 06, 2015
Incentivized
PeopleAdmin is being used by one department (Human Resources) to service every department in our organization. Our organization is made up …
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PeopleAdmin review

4 out of 10
February 16, 2014
It is being used across the whole organization. We use it to automoate our applicant tracking, position description, and performance …
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Popular Features

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  • New hire portal (7)
    9.0
    90%
  • Manager tracking tools (7)
    7.0
    70%
  • Compliance tracking and reporting (7)
    7.0
    70%
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What is PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool?

The PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform is a talent management platform designed for Higher Education and Government organizations, now from PowerSchool (acquired August, 2018). Modules include analytics, applicant tracking, position management, onboarding, records management, and performance…

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Features

Onboarding

Employee onboarding is the process of orienting new hires to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so that they are able to function in their new roles as quickly as possible.

7.7
Avg 7.3

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

5.8
Avg 7.3

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

2.7
Avg 6.9

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the identification and development of internal employees with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.

7.3
Avg 7.2

Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

7.3
Avg 7.3
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Product Details

What is PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool?

PeopleAdmin from PowerSchool (acquired August, 2018) is a talent management platform designed for higher education and government organizations. It includes functionality for hiring, onboarding, performance management, and reporting and analytics. PeopleAdmin automates applicant tracking and testing/assessment documentation, including importing documentation from external sources. These capabilities are designed to streamline the candidate evaluation and selection processes.


PeopleAdmin also includes support for onboarding, including records management. The product also enables performance management, tracking, and reporting. It is optimized for larger academic institutions and networks.

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PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesUnited States, Canada
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

The PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform is a talent management platform designed for Higher Education and Government organizations, now from PowerSchool (acquired August, 2018). Modules include analytics, applicant tracking, position management, onboarding, records management, and performance management.

Cornerstone OnDemand and PageUp are common alternatives for PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool.

Reviewers rate New hire portal and Candidate search highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of PeopleAdmin Higher Ed Platform, from Powerschool are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Tamara Toon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
PeopleAdmin was implemented by and is utilized by the Employment Services unit within the Human Resources Department at my Organization. It allows for a broader reach in advertising positions and an easier method for applicants to submit applicants and myself to review and screen apps for search committee review. It has increased our pool size, diversity, and outreach area.
  • PeopleAdmin is very user-friendly. We have very few applicant issues or items that require PeopleAdmin Customer Support to intervene.
  • The ease of use in screening and in allowing search committee's confidential access to application materials from any internet source is one of the best features - as it allows for more freedom for our users.
  • The Customer Support is great. They are responsive and very helpful - not only to us and our system issues but when we have applicant issues that need to be addressed quickly.
  • PeopleAdmin lacks basic editing features when building job postings. To add bold or underline you must use textile markup language which is foreign to most non-tech folks and adds a layer of diffulty that seems unnecessary.
  • Functionality is limited in that users cannot re-arrange lists within the system (even via the Admin section) in the sections such as "Posting Docs". Whatever order they are added is the order they have to stay in unless you want to delete them all and re-add. That just seems silly and counterintutive to me.
  • Would like the ability to move from one applicant to the next when screening with a "Next" button on the bottom of the screen rather than having to back out to the applicant list and going that route. Seems like there has to be an better way to move from one applicant to the next.
PeopleAdmin is a great tool for those that want an easy way to advertise/post and receive applications but the use after that is really limited and isn't recommended past that point in any organization whose committee's utilize a screening rubric in addition to supplemental questions in addition to the application as the system cannot handle more than one of them at a time without a costly upgrade. Every little component that might be helpful costs you to implement. There really is no complete package here. Cost is always an issue so that factors into my decision as well. The return on investment is mediocre in my opinion.
  • This product has increased our ability to post jobs faster and for repeat applicants to submit applications and for new applicants to build appliacations and submit them.
  • PeopleAdmin saving applicant data and documents in their system is a real timesaver. This allows applicants to upload documents and know they will be there, secure when they return for another position.
  • PA allows us to better serve our committee's and quickly provide them with applicants so that the process can move faster and we can get positions filled faster. It saves manpower overall in the Employment Services unit.
I had no choice in the selection of the product. I have never used another recruiting software from an employer standpoint, only as an applicant and this one works well from the perspective of someone applying for a job. From a SuperUser standpoint I think the product could use some work in functionality to make use easier for those that day in and day out utilize the product.
500
They represent people in all areas of the University - Business & Finance, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Advancement, Facilities.
4
Human Resources and Faculty Affairs folks provide support in-house. They have extensive system knowledge and experience and can troubleshoot most problems.
Working for the California State system we are transitioning to a systemwide common HR system and are all being made to move to a common system that is NOT PeopleAdmin. The renewal of PA will occur until we are forced through the implementation of the new systemwide CHRS.
No
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
Single most important factor in choosing PA was usability for users (in-house and external). Wanted a product that could be easily navigated by all that would need to use it.
I would look deeper into how to modify the system for our specific processes as much as it was capable. Our product is fairly vanilla and could be better modified to fit our needs.
  • Implemented in-house
February 06, 2015

PeopleAdmin Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
PeopleAdmin is being used by one department (Human Resources) to service every department in our organization. Our organization is made up of three sections that use the product, our University (all departments and colleges), our Research Corporation, and our Marshall Health (hospital affiliate employees). Our department posts all full-time and part-time benefit eligible positions on to our PeopleAdmin website. We require all interested applicants for any of the mentioned positions to apply through our PeopleAdmin website. No candidates may be considered without applying through it. PeopleAdmin addresses man business problems for our organization. Some of the most important issues it resolved for us were accurate record keeping of all recruitment and applications, it eliminated a lot of human error when it came to posting positions, closing positions, and reviewing applications, and also it has facilitated the application process for applicants allowing us to receive more applications.
  • Accurately records all applications for a position, eliminating any human error on recording applications.
  • Generates reports for the organization rather than requiring the employee to gather the data themselves.
  • Facilitates the application process by only allowing applicants to submit fully completed applications.
  • Allows departments to ask specific supplemental questions with pass/fail answers to facilitate the screening process.
  • Serves as a library for all positions at the organization so that job descriptions, qualifications, and records are readily available.
  • Continuously working at all times rather than only during open business hours (i.e. deadlines can be extended to midnight rather than 5 p.m. ET).
  • Provides IT support at all time through the PeopleAdmin Community page, FAQ, and live staff that responds to any issues in an extremely timely fashion.
  • Implementation training could have been more detailed and directed to a beginning user.
  • Not being able to see incomplete applications while trying to help an applicant submit an application is difficult.
  • Making the system more user friendly for beginning user.
Organizations who have very few applications and/or very few positions posted are probably less likely to benefit as high from PeopleAdmin. Large organizations who have several positions and/or several applications/applicants can definitely benefit from this product. This product is not as well suited for performance management as I had hoped because there is not a lot of freedom to creating and designing different evaluations for different position types in the system when you have an organization that has thousands of different employees and types.
Onboarding (3)
66.66666666666667%
6.7
New hire portal
70%
7.0
Manager tracking tools
30%
3.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
100%
10.0
Performance and Goals (5)
70%
7.0
Corporate goal setting
50%
5.0
Subordinate goal setting
50%
5.0
Individual goal setting
80%
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
70%
7.0
Performance tracking
100%
10.0
Performance Management (9)
76.66666666666667%
7.7
Performance plans
90%
9.0
Plan weighting
50%
5.0
Performance improvement plans
100%
10.0
Review status tracking
100%
10.0
Rater nomination workflow
30%
3.0
Review reminders
100%
10.0
Workflow restrictions
20%
2.0
Multiple review frequency
100%
10.0
Reporting
100%
10.0
Succession Planning (4)
77.5%
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
60%
6.0
Candidate ranking
50%
5.0
Candidate search
100%
10.0
Candidate development
100%
10.0
Recruiting / ATS
N/A
N/A
Learning Management
N/A
N/A
  • Better customer service to hiring departments, search committees, and applicants.
  • Faster turnaround time for applicants.
  • Faster turnaround time for hiring departments.
  • Sped up recruitment process for approvals.
Our daily users of PeopleAdmin include: Human Resources, Equity Programs, Finance, Budget, Deans, Directors, Academic Affairs, and Supervisors. On a day to day basis we also have employees from each department who serve on hiring/selection committees who use it as a reviewing tool for their applicants (search committees). These members vary by search and can include 5-15 members per each committee. As each position gets posted, a search committee that is different than any other is added in for each search. Our Human Resources staff uses the system the most for posting positions, collection of applications, reviewer of applications, performance assessments, position management and records, and as a report generator.
5
We have three staff members who directly support our PeopleAdmin system. This group is made up of our HRIS Manager, our HR Representative who oversees the website offering customer and user support, HR Manager who oversees the position management module, HR Director, and IT Manager who oversees any technical or interphase issues that may arise.
  • Applicant records.
  • Position Records.
  • EEO Reporting.
  • Screening Applications.
  • PIQ Review- A questionnaire that employees can fill out in detail about their duties and request a review for their salary.
  • Reporting for EEO
  • Advertisement Feedback - building in questions to the application process.
  • Open-ended questions/Essays built in to the application process on a position to position basis.
  • Better performance reviews.
  • Onboarding notifications for new hire paperwork reminders.
  • Notifications for employees who have not completed a specified task.
No
  • Price
  • Product Usability
  • Vendor Reputation
The single most important factor to our organization is how useful it would be and the price. Our organization is currently on a hiring freeze due to budget constraints so to be able to approve the purchase of PeopleAdmin we had to be 100% positive that this product would work best for our organization. We have been completely satisfied with our decision.
If we had to go through the evaluation and selection process of PeopleAdmin again, I would make sure our recruiting staff would have been part of the implementation and purchase phase. The users who are going to be working with the product every day are the ones who need to be most familiar with our package and instructions on using it.
February 16, 2014

PeopleAdmin review

Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is being used across the whole organization. We use it to automoate our applicant tracking, position description, and performance reviews.
  • Good options for applicant tracking. Overall the applicant tracking works really well on both the empoloyee and employer side.
  • In 5.8, we have the position description just the way we like it. I know our class and compensation department really likes it.
  • Product support has been better then most products.
  • The 5.8 to 7.0 upgrade is brutal, and does not carry forward historical data.
  • The performance management portion of PeopleAdmin has a bad end user experience in the organization. It is not easy and user friendly.
  • PeopleAdmin in general is very awkward in your switching of different hats (employee, supervisor, employment, etc).
  • Reporting in PeopleAdmin 5.8 is very hard and the structure of tables is strange
  • The newer version does not contain the functionality with 5.8
  • It does not integrate very well with our ERP system
As an applicant tracking system, I am OK recommending PeopleAdmin. However, I do not recommend the Performance Managemet Module. PeopleAdmin not migrating our data, including all historical data, is a pretty poor development mapping on their part. My overall experience with PeopleAdmin has been far less then ideal. Overall, I would think there are better systems then PeopleAdmin for your Talent Management needs. There general expertice in higher educaction can be valuable if you are in higher ed.
  • Much higher efficency in Applicant Tracking
  • Performance Management is still a return on investment over the paper driven process before it. If your choice is paper or PeopleAdmin in this area...it's still a positive ROI.
  • We have a good ROI in Position Description 5.8. The experience is so good in this area, we can not migrate to another product, or even to PeopleAdmin 7.0.
  • On a negative ROI, reporting is a lot of work out of PeopleAdmin. This product will confound your report writers with the chaotic tables they have.
  • Another negative is much double entry between PeopleAdmin and our ERP system. Integration options are not easy.
I came in after implementation at East Carolina University. A good reason to select them would be their experience in higher education. The applicant tracking module is quite good. Nowadays, other products might give you better reporting and ERP integration.
We are evaluating our options as it relates to PeopleAdmin. We are likely to renew as we can not find another product that gives us the functionality we have with PeopleAdmin 5.8 in the area of Position Description. Outside of that, we would likely be close to finding another product solution.
3000
Most employees use it for performance reviews. HR and management uses the applicant tracking and position description modules.
1
HRIS supports it from a systems perspective. Being a SAAS system, it does not require a large support team.
  • Performance Reviews
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Position Creation
  • Central reporting
  • We need better integration with the main ERP (Banner HR)
January 31, 2014

Very Good ATS System

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use PeopleAdmin across the entire university. All colleges and departments use it. HR is the system administrator. All benefits eligible position openings are posted through the system. it allows us to control the postings from a standardization and compliance perspective; control the budget expenditures to maintain salary band integrity, control expenditures for grant funded positions as well as overall position control (vs our overall budget).
  • Well laid out tabs capture all relevant data points in one requisition
  • Approval routing features fit our needs nicely
  • Ability to have guest user access is ideal for faculty search committees
  • Mainly labeling of dashboards - more data could be added to aid in ease of reviewing data.
The system is ideal for Higher Ed institutions. Main questions to ask would be about customization options for your organization and what reports are available.
  • Overall process control
  • Compliance with applicable laws
  • AA tracking and reporting
I have used SAP's e-recruit, ADP and Brass Ring.

PeopleAdmin is more user friendly than SAP and ADP.
PeopleAdmin is more customizable than the others.
PeopleAdmin's customer support is much better than the others by far. Their staff is very helpful and willing to adapt your system for your needs.
System is very good overall. The other factor would be how PeopleAdmin fits in with other HR systems so all of our systems are in sync with each other
100
Over 100 people use system. Department heads and their designees from all colleges and departments use it to review resumes and process candidates. Finance Administrators from each college and department function as originators for the reqs and the offers. HR functions as system administrators: posting reqs, dispositioning candidates in the system and preparing offer paperwork. Compensation, HRIS and the research office use it from an approver standpoint.
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