FOI 32082



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FOI 32082

Thank you for your request for information as outlined below:

I would like to make a freedom of information request regarding the following:

  • When was the latest NHS jobs recruitment system introduced?

  • A brief summary of issues reported to you regarding problems with the system between 30 January and 3 February 2023?

  • A brief summary of any problems with the system that may have affected users between 30 January and 3 February 2023?

Your request was received on 14th February 2023 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


Question 1

We started looking into a new service in 2018 and the first release of a new feature was summer 2019.

Question 2

Below is a summarised list of incidents/issues during the period described in your request;

Employer - couldn’t offer job due to no offer button available.

Employer - receiving a “Sorry there is a problem” (STIAP) when trying to login.

Employer - offer state invalid message when sending offer.

Employer - duplicate essential criteria on vacancy.

Employer – Vacancy closed early

Applicant – Email change

Applicant – Name change

Employer – Duplicate offer shown in the system.

Employer – Cannot see all applications

Employer – Status of vacancy should be published but sat in interview.

Employer – user error shortlist revert

Employer – Marked 3 to interview from 5, when moving forward the system wants to email all 5 as unsuccessful.

Applicant – STIAP when accepting to move to another listing.

Employer – Arranged interviews out of system now want them reinstating.

Employer – Added an applicant to listing, applicant has completed application, but showing incomplete for employer so can’t shortlist.

Employer – Applicant withdrew, then changed their mind, raised to be reinstated.

Employer – Request to remove someone from at risk register.

Employer – Vacancy did not close on closing date.

Employer – Request to remove offers from dashboard.

Employer – Jobs not pulling to NHS Jobs from Applicant Tracking System

Employer – Not allowing to progress, asking to invite to interview but interviews already scheduled

Master admin – Issue with not allowing master admin to update accounts.

Question 3

There were no P1 or P2 in this period which we would class as problems with the system.

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Last Updated March 14, 2023, 11:44 (UTC)
Created March 14, 2023, 11:43 (UTC)