Geiger-P Functions

Gieger-P automates your academic promotions, progressions and any other rewards process which requires panel or committee oversight. We configure Geiger-P to incorportate your organisational design (Faculties, Departments, etc) your workflow (committee structures, timings etc.) , incorporate your terminology (job titles, committee names, etc.), documentation (SACVs, forms, etc.) and tailor guidance to make the process utterly clear for applicants, reviewers and committees. Geiger-P removes the paper work to save c.60% of time.

Features

  • Comfortable user interface: Geiger-P is viewed through a browser using existing university log on details. It can be viewed through an intranet and remotely. ‘User profiles’ determine levels of access and preserve confidentiality.
  • Documents in one, secure place: documentation is uploaded into into simple screens. There are screens for applicants, referees, library (h-index or other measures), registry (NSS Scores), line management (support statements), HR Managers, Faculty Management, committee secretariat and external assessors. That means all of the information is stored in a single database and is easy to sort into committee packs.
  • Monitoring: the central HR dashboard provides oversight of applications and their progress. Dashboards can also be created for local HR to keep track of devolved processes.
  • Reporting: reporting is easy because the data is in one place. We have a standard report but can design an extensive report if required.
  • Candidate feedback: because feedback to ‘rejected’ applicants/nominees is recorded in Geiger-P there is a very rich sources of HR data which can be used to refine academic development programmes.
  • Cultural fit: Geiger-P adopts your organisational design (e.g. number of schools), job families and hierarchies (e.g. Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Associate Professor, Professor, etc), job families (research, teaching, combinations) and terminology (e.g ‘Academic Promotions Committee’).
  • Stress-free Committee administration: Geiger-P sorts applications by any defined order to create committee packs. A couple of clicks and a committee pack is ready as a pdf for email circulation or for printing or export to your committee management system.
  • User guidance: guidance is embedded into the pages for the best possible user experience. Guidance on the standards which must be met can also be included.
  • Entry-page Questionnaire: you can add a questionnaire to inform talent management and approaches to inclusion.
  • Timetables and automated emails: deadlines entered into Geiger-P aid project management and set trigger dates for sending reminders emails.
  • User profiles and confidentiality: every stakeholder has a user profiles to ensure that they only see data relevant to their task (e.g. a librarian can only a list of academics requiring an h-index cross check, and an applicant can only see their own application, its status and personal feedback). Geiger-P follows each university’s GDPR compliance. Data is stored on each university’s local servers and there is no installation of software onto desktops.

Additional services

We’ve read just about every promotions and progression policy for UK research-intensive university (and some for the EU states, the USA, Australia and Canada). If you would like a comparitive analysis of your policies and processes to see if efficiencies can be made or better aligned to the academic job markets, then contact us.