Candidate Gateway & Talent Acquisition Manager – Intro

Talent Acquisition Manager or Recruit Workforce in the earlier versions is a set of business processes that are available for you to handle hiring for your organisation.

Candidate Gateway is an external applicant facing utility, this can also be used by employees of your organisation.

CG & TAM offers roles to the following types of users;

Can create Job Postings and Job Openings TAM
Can screen and route applicants TAM
Can schedule interviews and keep the interviewers and interviwee informed TAM
Can make Offers to applicants TAM
Can pushed Applicants for hiring TAM

Applicants or external candidates
Can browse open Job Openings CG
Can apply for Job Openings and upload resumes CG
Can track status of application CG

Can browse and apply for internal Job Openings CG
Can refer friends for external Job Openings CG

Integration within PS HCM

CG & TAM integrate with each other.

Data for Applicants who accept the offer has to be transferred to Administer Workforce for hiring, now the applicant becomes an employee and his emplID is recorded against his ApplID in the system. This data transfer from TAM to Administer Workforce occurs through internal Integration Broker messaging in PS HCM.
Also details like the Company, Business Unit, Location etc details for which the Job Opening is being created is from the shared control tables.
And when a Job Opening has to be created, it can be based on a Job Profile present in the Profile Management module, thus TAM integrates with Profile Management as well. In this case all the attributes of a job Profile like the Competencies, Educational Qualifications etc are used in TAM.
Third Party Applications Integration

TAM can integrate with external job portals,recruitment vendor portals,resume extractors and background verification vendor portals through the Peoplesoft Open Integration Framework, for job portals, recruitment vendors, BGV portals the Integration Broker is configured to send and receive data in the form of XML messages with the vendor portals.

For data to be transferred from PS HCM – TAM, the initiation comes from within, like publishing an external Job Opening to a set of job portals or a particular vendor portal or requesting for a BGV check, when an initiation happens the relevant data is mapped by the PS OIF to generate an XML message and then transformed to a format readable by the vendor’s interface and then transferred by the IB to the TPA.

For data published by a TPA to which PS HCM – TAM subscribes, IB picks up the incoming XML message in the vendor’s interface format for e.g. a web service, the PS OIF reads the XML message and maps it into PS readable data using XSLT and the data is then processed as applicable.

Resumes are in a pdf/doc/docx/rtf format and relevant data has to be collected from such files, PS HCM does not have a delivered resume extractor and a third party resume extractor has to be setup to enable PS HCM to read resume that have been submitted by applicants through emails or through the Candidate Gateway portal or through external job portals.


CG lets you use Text Catalog, a PS HCM feature to edit delivered page headings, page content,labels etc so that you can make them more relevant to your organisation.

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