The Executive Committee of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians met and processed more than 50 employment actions on Monday, Sept. 18. This began the reactivation of the Human Resources hiring for the Tribe.
Tara Reed, EBCI Human Resources Secretary said, “I am excited about improvement of the human resources hiring process. As we evaluate the process our intention is to alleviate any delays in filling jobs, tracking applications and providing timely notices to both tribal programs and to applicants about the process of our department. The collaboration between the Human Resources Department and the IT team has been the key to making this a smooth process. They have worked tirelessly to ensure that the online process is efficient and effective for all interested in Employment.”
The Tribe is finally able to have applicants complete everything through the website which will significantly increase efficiency in the hiring process while simultaneously reducing the amount of paperwork which, in turn, reduces our costs by eliminating redundancies in printed materials.
On Friday, Sept. 22, approximately 156 jobs were advertised. As of Tuesday, Sept. 26, the new online application process had 53 applicants complete the application process. A total of 116 applications were made for positions which will be advertised through Oct. 9.
Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed stated, “Our tribal programs have been hindered by the hiring delays but we now expect the Human Resources team will be able to fill necessary position with more efficiency. I am confident that any problems created by the delay in filling jobs will be resolved quickly through this improvement to our process.”
– EBCI Public Relations