Human Resources

Introduction

Welcome to the Human Resources website.

This website is designed to be a useful resource for staff and managers at the University and is regularly updated when new policies and procedures are introduced. If you are interested in reading about our HR Strategy, including current news and updates on projects we are working on, please go to our HR strategy page.

Latest news

Our People Practices / HR policy Updates - 22 March 2019

Please note that the policies and procedures listed below have been updated with immediate effect:

Redeployment: Policy and procedure
Recruitment: Grades 1-10 procedure
Recruitment: Academic procedure (combined the All Lecturers, Readerships, Professorial procedures into one procedure)

Staff Connect: Stonefish, our new e-recruitment system is live - 6 March 2019

Stonefish is live! All staff vacancies will now be advertised on a new system and a new look website.

Please note: To view and apply for internal only vacancies, you will need to use the Staff Login button which uses your University login details. Internal only vacancies will no longer be visible to external candidates.

This change is the final development in the second phase of Staff Connect, which aims to streamline our HR processes. Although this is part of the Staff Connect project, a separate software solution was selected as it is more tailored to the HE sector and presents a slicker, more intuitive, user interface which is in line with the Kent brand.

Recruitment support sessions for hiring managers are running throughout March and April and our resourcing web pages have been updated with the new guidance.

Staff Connect: New recruitment system to replace i-Grasp - 28 January 2019

As part of the Staff Connect Phase 2 project, the current staff recruitment system, i-Grasp, will be replaced and a new system will go live on 6 March 2019.

Although this is part of the Staff Connect project, a separate software solution called Stonefish will replace i-Grasp. Stonefish is more tailored to the HE sector and is used by over 35 universities in the UK and presents a slicker user interface which is more intuitive to use than the current system.

For more information on the new system please visit our Staff Connect webpage

Staff Connect: Reminder to Update your Personal Details - 22 January 2019

Following the introduction of Staff Connect, employees and workers have direct control over updating their personal details though MyView. This can be done at your own convenience without the need to send an electronic or paper form to HR for your details to be updated.

All staff will be asked to check their data where key information may be missing.

For more information please visit our Update your Personal Details webpage

New annual leave and absence management system now live - 2 January 2019

You are now able to request annual leave and record sickness absence through Staff Connect; the University’s integrated HR and Payroll system.

This is part of the continuing development of Staff Connect which aims to streamline our HR processes and extend employee and manager self-service, providing a one-stop-shop for as many HR activities as possible.

For more information please visit our Staff Connect webpage

New annual leave and absence management system to go live in January 2019 – 12 December 2018

From 2 January 2019 you will be able to request annual leave and record sickness absence through Staff Connect.  For managers, there will be a new calendar view showing staff leave and attendance.

For more information please visit our Staff Connect webpage

 

Archive of HR news

 

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Last Updated: 22/03/2019