With nearly three million people, the city of Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States. It is a center of finance, industry, and culture in the Midwest region with multiple sports teams, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and a blossoming theater district, among other businesses. The City of Chicago is one of the largest employers in the metropolitan area. With more than 38,000 employees, including 20,000 police and fire employees, its mission is to facilitate effective city service delivery by hiring the best possible candidates and maintaining professional human resources practices and programs.
“The City of Chicago has a very rigid hiring process. Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service is a flexible solution that we can easily configure to address our specific processes. We also needed complete transparency to ensure that the city meets municipal and union regulations, and the Oracle solution meets that need,” said Chris Owen, first deputy commissioner, Department of Human Resources, City of Chicago.
The original Oracle Taleo Enterprise Edition implementation went live in 2007 with the candidate-experience career site then in 2008 with candidate management and workflow deploying Taleo Staffing WebTop functionality. The city completed the migration to Release 13 during the summer of 2013 in 90 days, on time and under budget.