Handshake Headquarters

For Employers

CLICK HERE TO CREATE AND/OR LOG IN TO YOUR HANDSHAKE ACCOUNT

For more information regarding our recent transition to Handshake, please read below.

If you need assistance resetting your password or setting up your account, please log a ticket with Handshake by accessing the "help" link in the upper right hand corner of any Handshake web page.

 

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS & RECRUITERS

The transition to Handshake represents a significant milestone in the continuing evolution of our office and the way in which we deliver services to our students, alumni, faculty and staff, and you, the employers who choose to recruit here at the University of South Florida.

Handshake was chosen to be the new software engine for our Employ-A-Bull system after our team spent several months reviewing the major career services management systems.  We also spent time thinking about how our students and alumni, faculty and staff, and you, our employers used our current system, as well as looking at what your challenges have been.  This spring, we opted to migrate to a system that would help address those challenges and improve the overall quality and efficiency of your use Employ-A-Bull.

One of the biggest improvements you will find when using Handshake is its easy to use, intuitive interface.  Handshake boasts a clean, modern, and simple design -- making it easy to navigate and use.  The search tools in Handshake are powerful and offer you the ability to pinpoint and build candidate pools quickly and easily.  Communication tools in Handshake will allow you to continue to message our students directly, but added data points will allow you to send them to right students at the right time in their academic careers. And reporting tools are greatly improved over what was previously available in our old system.

As we implement Handshake, we encourage you to check this area of our website for the latest information and updates on our rollout. You can find some more information on Handshake here.  We will also be archiving all of our e-mail communications to alumni on this page for an easy to access reference.  

As always, we welcome your questions and feedback and you can find the list of our transition team members, and their contact information, here.

 

RECRUITING DURING THE TRANSITION

It is important to note that during this transition, there will be a five day gap where students will not be able to apply for jobs in either of our systems.  This is to allow us time to migrate and test student data.  This gap will occur between 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 and 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

The following information details how positions can be handled during the transition and across the gap.

IF YOU HAVE ACTIVE POSITION POSTINGS IN THE OLD EMPLOY-A-BULL

If you have active position postings in the old Employ-A-Bull system, you must download your applicant packets from the system no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016.  After this date, you will NOT have access to applicant submissions.

If you want to continue to recruit for the same active positions in the new Employ-A-Bull system (Handshake) you must save a version of your posting and recreate it in the new Handshake system between now and July 5th.  Postings will NOT be moved automatically from the old to new system.

IF YOUR RECRUITING CAN WAIT UNTIL AFTER WE GO-LIVE ON JULY 5th

If your recruiting can wait until after we go-live on July 5th, you can go ahead and create your new Handshake account and begin posting your positions to be ready for students on July 5th.  Employ-A-Bull, powered by Handshake, is now online and you may click here to create and/or log in to your Handshake account.

IF YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO START NEW RECRUITING BEFORE WE GO-LIVE ON JULY 5th

If you absolutely need to start new recruiting before we go live on July 5th, please continue to use the existing Employ-A-Bull system. Be advised you MUST download any applications received and a version of your posting NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2016.  You will still need to post your position in our new system, Handshake, to continue recruiting after the gap ends on July 5, 2016.   You can click here for further instructions on how to post in the old Employ-A-Bull and the link to the old system here.  

And, as always, if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact our Employer Relations team.

 

COMMUNICATION ARCHIVES

2016 05 18 - Announcement Handout at the 5th Annual Employer Institute [PDF]

2016 05 23 - E-Mail Announcing the Change Over from Mike McCay, Director of Employer Relations (Sample) [PDF]

2016 06 01 - E-Mail Invitation to Employers Active Within the Past Year to Join Handshake (Sample) [PDF]

2016 06 02 - E-Mail Reminder Announcing the Change Over from Mike McCay, Director of Employer Relations (Sample) [PDF]