The hire program is a joint effort of the Canadian Economics Association and Econjobmarket.org. The software is designed so that Academic Departments, Government Agencies, Banks or Consulting firms who have open jobs in economics can easily and cheaply process the applications they receive. For the software to be of use, you must have a job ad posted at Econjobmarket.org. The features of the software include sorting according to answers to custom questions, rating, basic email notifications. You can even use the software to schedule on line interviews or interviews at any of the professional association meetings you are attending.
The data used by the hire program originates at Econjobmarket.org. The data (including any ratings or comments that you save) is stored locally on servers located in Canada at the University of British Columbia. This satisfies a legal requirement for many universities in Canada.
This service can use used without charge provided you have a recruiter account at Econjobmarket. To access the service, use the login link at the top of the page. You will be directed to econjobmarket.org where your credentials will be verified.
Once your login credentials have been verified, you will be returned here, where you can view your applications.
To how the software works, you can view our (somewhat dated) tutorial at
http://youtu.be/-j4eOs-4Us4. This will get you started, then you can try out the current online version with your own applications.
The basic hire service is free, but access is limited to people who have recruiter accounts at econjobmarket.org where the number of accounts is limited. If you want to use the hire service with unlimited accounts for your recruiting committee, some branding, and a variety of other features, the fee is $500 Canadian per season. Contact Michael Peters at michael period peters atsign ubc period ca.