Human Resources Launches Redesigned Web Site
University of Arizona employees may have noticed something a little different about the Human Resources Web site this semester. The design has been updated â€“ but more importantly, HR officials have made changes they hope will make it easier for you to find what you need on the site.
HR launched the redesigned Web site this fall with the goal of creating a site that's easier to navigate and more visually similar to the UA's main Web site.
Inspired by navigation tools on the UA home page, the HR site "talks to who you are," said Chris Foree, application systems analyst, who worked on the redesign.
The site offers categories for prospective employees, current employees, managers and supervisors, and transitioning employees in order to make finding information relevant to one's status at the University as quick and easy as possible, Foree said.
Other new features on the site include the addition of photo icons to provide visual cues for easier navigation â€“ for example, the health benefits information section is accompanied by an image of a doctor â€“ and the implementation of a "breadcrumb system," which helps users track where they've been on the site so they can return to important previous pages without multiple clicks of the back button.
"Our site has a lot of information, so you tend to be drilling down and down," said Marcia Chatalas, director of HR, who said she hopes the redesigned site's more directed focus and clearer organization will make it easier for users to access information they need.
The redesigned Web site also features a human resources news section, to which users can subscribe.
In October, HR added a link to a new Web site, dedicated specifically to transformation and career resiliency support, in response to the University's Transformation Plan.
Directly accessible at www.hr.arizona.edu/transformation_support, it provides access to information about services like employee advising, career resiliency and stress management workshops, transformation resources and more in one centralized location.
Registration for free workshops, which range in topic from successful job interviewing techniques to adapting to changes in the workplace, can be completed there.