HR Recruitment Project Overview

In pursuit of achieving the goals laid out in Bold Aspirations in the areas of effectively recruiting, retaining and developing employees of the University, and in response to the operational challenges encountered using the TAM product, HR has worked with a variety of stakeholders to review and select a new software solution, Kenexa BrassRing, to facilitate the recruitment process. This website is dedicated to providing the latest information on the roll-out of the new tool.

The implementation will require 3 phases, each with their own timelines and objectives.

  • Phase I – Faculty Recruitment (including Academic Staff)
  • Phase II – Lecturers, Staff, and Student Recruitment
  • Phase III – Onboarding

In the scope of Phase I, our goals are to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Enable faculty and academic staff to easily utilize a KU branded user interface to effectively: (1) Search for job postings, (2) Apply to job postings (including uploading attachments)
  2. Enable HR to post faculty and academic staff job requisitions/openings
  3. Enable HR, Service Centers and Search Committees to easily review faculty candidates’ applications and supplemental materials
  4. Utilize vendor delivered workflow and user types/security levels
  5. Support Hiring for Excellence processes within the system


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On Monday, June 3rd the new BrassRing applicant tracking system (Kenexa) went live to support faculty job postings! You can search for the new faculty positions posted in Brass Ring by clicking here. Personnel related staff (PRS) will receive a demonstration of the new recruitment system at our annual PRS meetings in July. For search committee users, we are finishing a quick-start video that will be made available on our website by mid-June. Additional instructional materials will be provided to search committee members prior to starting their committee’s review process in the system. Please contact with any questions regarding current faculty postings.

Additionally, we are currently concluding negotiations for the next phase of implementation to support staff and student postings in the new system. We still expect to complete the transition to Brass Ring by the end of December. Please contact the project team at with questions or feedback on BrassRing and/or the next phase of implementation.


If you have questions regarding our implementation efforts, you can submit them to the project team at

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