Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a limit to how many University of Waterloo co-op jobs we can use Plum for?
No, you may use Plum for all your University of Waterloo hires for the Winter 2019 term, including full-time and summer positions.
Does my hiring team have to complete the Match Criteria Survey before accepting applicants?
No. The system is dynamic, so the match criteria does not have to precede the applications. Just make sure that your match criteria are complete before you begin shortlisting your applicants.
Will it cost anything to participate?
No. Access to the Plum platform is available for all University of Waterloo hires for the Winter 2019 Recruiting Term and is included as part of your University of Waterloo employer hiring package.
What is the deadline for adding my co-op jobs to Plum?
Applications are open to co-op students beginning January 14th for the main match round for the Winter 2019 Recruiting Term. Please ensure you have your Plum job links added to your WaterlooWorks job posting by this date at the latest.
How can I make the most of the Plum platform?
Use the data Plum provides to inform your selection process. Plum can be used at the top of your hiring funnel to help you reduce a large applicant pool to a shortlist for interviewing. Plum can also be used as part of the interview process. Plum’s talent-specific interview guide with behavioural-anchored response outline can help support your structured interviews.
How many people on my hiring team should complete the Match Criteria?
Plum recommends at least 3 for the following reasons:
- Allows you to leverage the wisdom of your job experts, which may include direct supervisors, hiring managers, and/or top performers.
- Reduces inherent bias from human judgment.
- Enables your hiring team to have a facilitated discussion about the alignment of your success criteria for the role.
- More inputs allow for greater diversity to help identify key success criteria that may have been missed.
What if I don’t have at least 3 job experts to complete the Match Criteria?
That’s okay. Some roles are brand new or particularly unique, so it may be difficult to identify at least 3 job experts. If you are unsure about the Match Criteria you have selected for a particular role and would like additional expert judgment, please reach out to Plum’s expert, Chris Jamieson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss.
Can I use my Match Criteria from a previous job posting?
If you are happy with the success criteria you created for a particular role and want to use it again for the same or similar role, please contact email@example.com to have that Match Criteria copied over for you.
Plum’s blog: https://www.plum.io/blog
Plum’s resource library: https://www.plum.io/library
Plum overview video: https://youtu.be/okNaVFoOktk
Plum Demo video: https://youtu.be/gH5ercALSAg
Plum Help Guide: https://help.plum.io/hc/en-us