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Introducing CHRS Recruiting

What is CHRS Recruiting?

To help us to attract, hire and onboard talented faculty and staff more efficiently and effectively, the California State University system is moving to a new software solution called CHRS Recruiting, built in PageUp. All campuses will be on this new system – it is the first piece of the Common Human Resources System (CHRS).

What does CHRS Recruiting do?

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  • Handles all categories of recruiting: all types of faculty, administrators, staff and student workers in a secure environment
  • Offers a paperless way to perform most functions within recruiting, from posting a job to onboarding new employees
  • Allows each CSU university to configure many of their processes – on top of the system foundation common to all campuses
  • Automates workflow and integrates with the main PeopleSoft human resources system to streamline functions and increase recruitment efficiencies
  • Provides valuable analytics to help campuses make informed decisions
  • Matches each university’s branding for a seamless user experience for applicants

Benefits of CHRS Recruiting

  • Approvals can move faster without waiting for papers to be routed around, thanks to electronic workflow.
  • Manual workload can decrease since data will automatically upload from PeopleSoft, rather than doing double entry.
  • Applying for a job is easier and more attractive with features such as resume parsing and application via 
mobile devices.
  • Information can be captured and conveniently accessible since all recruiting data can be tracked within the system, rather than using outside tools such as Excel.
  • Hiring effectiveness can be improved through easy-to-understand analytics regarding recruiting expenditures and candidate pipelines.
  • Onboarding new employees can be streamlined by using a centralized system including electronic checklists to track the onboarding process.
  • Security and data integrity can be improved because papers are not being routed. Employees are granted access based on the roles they perform.
  • Each university's branding can be consistent because the look of the interface can be configured by the campus to match their website.
  • Systemwide reporting can be easier and faster thanks to a common system.

About PageUp

CHRS Recruiting is built in software called PageUp. This has allowed a common CSU-wide system foundation to be created, as well as permitting each campus to configure the software to best meet their needs and processes.

The PageUp Solution:


  • Has specialized in higher education recruiting for almost 20 years.
  • Was unanimously selected after a thorough RFP review.
  • Met 223 out of 224 of the CSU business requirement in the RFP.
  • Scored 25% higher than competitors.

More Information About CHRS Recruiting

If you would like more information about the CHRS Recruiting project, please review these pages on the Chancellor's Office website or contact the project team at HSU with your questions at chrs-pageup@humboldt.edu