Technology Updates

Recruitment Management System Replacement Project

The Recruitment Management System (RMS) is the online system the BC Public Service uses to post job opportunities and manage job competitions.

When you’re looking for a job or applying for a job, you’re using the RMS. If you’re a hiring manager, the RMS is the system where you post jobs and review applications.

On March 26, 2018, the RMS was replaced with a more modern system. While many of the core functions remain the same, the new RMS has a different look and feel and more intuitive navigation.

Read the FAQs below to learn more about the new RMS and what this means for you as an applicant or hiring manager.

View our applicant resources on the Search for Opportunities page.

View our hiring manager resources on the Recruitment Management System Tips page.

Resumes & Cover Letters

Resumes and cover letters were not transferred over to the new system. Please ensure you add your resume and cover letter to the RMS before applying for a job.

Questions & Answers for Hiring Managers

The Recruitment Management System (RMS) is the online system the BC Public Service uses to manage recruitment and hiring. When you post a job,  view applications or approve offer letters, you're using the RMS.

The new system was implemented on March 26, 2018.

Many things, such as menu options and process-related actions, are very similar to the current system. However, the new system is easier to navigate and offers some new features such as built-in help menus.

The process for submitting a hiring request is the same. You'll continue to submit hiring request forms by visiting How to Post a Job on MyHR.

No. The overall hiring process will remain the same. You're still able to view applications, request resume print batches, review and approve offer letters, etc.

Yes. Video tutorials showing you how to use the new system are available on the Recruitment Management System Tips page on MyHR.

All active requisitions (competitions that have not yet been filled) were transferred into the new system. Completed requisitions (competitions that have been filled) were not transferred.
Reminder: You're still responsible for retaining your competition files for a minimum of two years.

The new system does not include a “delegate” feature. However, if/when you have a situation requiring someone else to take over a requisition, the Recruiter can easily change the Hiring Manager name to allow access. For example, if you'll be away for an extended time.
  • If you have a government IDIR:
    • Submit an online service request through AskMyHR
    • Call 1 877 277-0772
  • If you don't have a government IDIR:
    • Call 1 877 277-0772

 

Questions & Answers for Applicants

Use these links to access the RMS BC Public Service Employees or External Applicants (non-BC government employees). These links are located on the Current Job Postings page on MyHR.

For External Applicants:

If you were involved in an active or open job competition on March 19, 2018, your profile was migrated from the old RMS system to the new RMS system. The first time you log in to the RMS, you must click on Returning User to log in, use your personal email address as your user ID and click “Forgot your password?” to reset your password.

If this isn't the case or you're unsure if your profile was migrated to the new RMS, then create a new profile. If you receive the following error message, “The following information is already in our system. This could be a duplicate resume” when creating a new profile, it means your profile was migrated. Follow the instructions for Returning Users mentioned above.

For BC Public Service Employees:

Your profile was migrated from the old RMS system to the new RMS system. All you need to do is click on the link for BC Public Service Employees to access the system.

For eligible internal applicants who cannot view internal postings:

You can view internal job postings by following the instructions called  Internal Applicants Who Cannot Access Internal Postings on the Searching for Opportunities page. These instructions are only for employees who are eligible to apply for internal job postings, but cannot view these postings in the RMS. Information on how to view and apply for external job postings are also included in the instructions.  

The Recruitment Management System (RMS) is the online system the BC Public Service uses to manage recruitment and hiring. When you search for job opportunities, create your profile, or apply for a job, you're using the RMS.

The new system was implemented on March 26, 2018.

Many things, such as menu options and process-related actions are very similar to the current system. However, the new system is easier to navigate and offers some new features such as built-in help menus.

You can search for jobs using the RMS Quick Job Search or the Advanced Job Search features. The job search does function differently than the previous system. The Job Seeker Quick Reference Guide and the MyHR page Searching for Opportunities provide tips on how to successfully search for jobs in the new system. 

For external applicants: If you're an external applicant and you were involved in an active or open job competition when the system change occurred, your profile was automatically transferred into the new system. All other external applicants will need to create a new profile in the new RMS system if they wish to apply for a job. 

For BC Public Service employees: If you're a BC Public Service Employee, your profile was automatically transferred into the new system. 

Please note: Your profile includes your name, address, email address and phone number.

No, resumes were not transferred into the new system however all required information was retained to support ongoing competitions.

Your application history was transferred only for active competition(s) as of March 19, 2018. 

For all other users: No. Your application history, including any offer letters you received, were not transferred into the new system.

You can view internal job postings by following the instructions called Internal Applicants Who Cannot Access Internal Postings on the Searching for Opportunities page. These instructions are only for employees who are eligible to apply for internal job postings, but cannot view these postings in the RMS. Information on how to view and apply for external job postings are also included in the instructions.  

Examples of employees who can access internal postings using these instructions:

  • Auxiliary employees on layoff with recall rights
  • Employees on leave (e.g., maternity leave, LTD or pending LTD, deferred salary leave, etc.)
  • Former employees (e.g., interns, etc.) who have in-service status under collective agreement provisions for a specified time
  • Eligible employees who work for an Agency, Board or Commission that does not use IDIR authentication (e.g., Liquor Distribution Branch)

You can rest easy. All applications that were active at the time of the system replacement will be transferred into the new system and continue as normal.

No. The old system is no longer accessible.

If you had a job search agent(s), you'll need to recreate your job search agent(s) in the new RMS. Tips on how to create and view job search agents are on the Searching for Opportunities page.
Yes, the URL for the website changed. You need to update any bookmarks and/or favorites you created to access the system. If you're an employee, bookmark or save the Current Job Posting page in your favourites. If you save the URL after you are logged in the RMS, you may receive an error message when you use your bookmark and may be unable to access the system. If you're an external applicant, you can bookmark the Recruitment Management System  URL. 

Video tutorials showing you how to use the new system are available on the Searching for Opportunities page.

  • If you have a government IDIR:
    • Submit an online service request through AskMyHR
    • Call 1 877 277-0772
  • If you don't have a government IDIR:
    • Call 1 877 277-0772