Active vs Pending Organizations/Employers

Both teachers and students can add organizations/employers:

  • Teachers have access to the entire database of organizations and can modify existing organizations or add new organizations
  • Students can add organizations via the Hour section only

How do students locate organizations/employers that a teacher added?

When an organization/employer is added to the database by a teacher and status is set to Active, a student can locate this organization when they add hours. In the Hour section, students type the organization’s name into the Organization search bar and it will pop up.

Students can search Active employers only (see image below).

What is a Pending versus Active organization/employer?

When a teacher adds an organization, the organization’s status is automatically set to Active.

When a student adds an organization, the organization’s status is automatically set to Pending.

Students are not able to search organizations that are set to Pending unless they were the one that added it (i.e. they only see organizations that they added).

NOTE: For more details on how to add organizations/employers, click here

Teachers can change the status of an organization/employer to Active by following these steps:

Teachers may want to convert a Pending employer that a student added to an Active employer that other students can search and locate too.

1. Click the  tab

2. Set the Status filter to Pending to quickly locate all the Pending organizations

3. Search and click on the desired organization

4. Under the General tab, scroll down until you find the Status field and click on the drop down menu to set the status from Pending to Active

5. Select Save in the top right corner of the page to save your changes

If you don’t want students to add organizations/employers:

You may want students to only search and locate Active employers that a teacher has added. If so, here is how you can do that:

1. Click on the tab with your school’s name

2. Along the centre of the screen there should be a number of tabs such as General, Logo, Access.. etc. At the bottom of that list there is a Settings tab. Click on Settings

3.  Check off the box that reads Do not allow students to add employers/contacts/positions for Hours

TIP

If students are unable to locate an employer then please make sure that the student is only typing a few letters of the organization’s name. It is better to type in a few letters than the entire name of an employer just in case it is spelled differently.

If you type in “Tim”, then anything with “Tim” will come up. If you type in “Hor”, then all of the Tim Hortons stores will come up. But if you type in “Horton’s” into the search bar, our system will not recognize the apostrophe if the employer is not spelled that way (Horton vs Horton’s).

 

Published and Public Positions/Opportunities

What is a position?

For work placements, this is the position of the student at placement (e.g. Automotive Assistant).

For community service, these positions represent volunteer opportunities (e.g. Food Bank Sorter).

Access the Positions / Opportunities section

1. Click  on the left toolbar

2. Search and select the desired organization, then click on the Positions icon

3. Select an existing position (e.g. Food Bank Clerk)
At the bottom of the General tab for a position, you will see the Published and Public fields.

NOTE: If you’re looking to create a new position/opportunity, then please reference our FAQ here.

When both PUBLISHED and PUBLIC check boxes are not checked

By default, all positions are private (i.e. only visible to a teacher/coordinator) since neither the Published nor Public boxes are checked.

When both the Published and Public boxes are unchecked, the position/opportunity cannot be viewed by students under any circumstance. This is essentially a draft version of the position/opportunity and can only be accessed by teachers/coordinators.

NOTE: Publication Dates (i.e. when a position/opportunity is visible) do not work unless either the Published or Public boxes are checked (see below).

When only PUBLISHED is checked

When only the Published box is checked, only students from your school are able to view the position/opportunity on their Opportunities page. This is ideal if the position/opportunity is exclusive to your school.

If the Publication Date (i.e. when a position is visible) is expired or has yet to be published, this position/opportunity will no longer be available to the students at your school and will not show up on students’ Opportunities page.

When only PUBLIC is checked

When only the Public box is checked, the position/opportunity is viewable to anybody with a link to it. However, it is otherwise inaccessible to anybody except teachers/coordinators and will not show up on students’ Opportunities page. The link can be found under the position/opportunity’s title in the Preview and on the page advertising it.

NOTE: Publication Dates (i.e. when a position is visible) do not apply or work for this type of position/opportunity.

When both PUBLISHED and PUBLIC are checked

When both the Published and Public boxes are checked, the position/opportunity is accessible to everybody. The position/opportunity will show up on students’ Opportunities page. It will also have a shareable link that you can send to students inside and outside of the school.

NOTE: If the Publication Date (i.e. when a position is visible) is expired or has yet to be published, this position/opportunity will no longer be available to anybody without the web link. This means that it will not show up on students’ Opportunities page anymore.

TIPS

1. Public events can be shared on social media through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter:

2. If you leave the Publication Date blank, the position/opportunity will be advertised indefinitely.

3. For more details on how to create a position/opportunity, please click here.

How do I add a Volunteer or Placement Opportunity/Position?

What is a position?

For work placements, this is the position of the student at placement (e.g. Automotive Assistant).

For community service, these positions represent volunteer opportunities (e.g. Food Bank Sorter).

Access the Positions / Opportunities section

1. Click  on the left toolbar

2. Search and select the desired employer, then click on the Positions  icon

Create Positions / Opportunities

3. On the Positions page, click the icon to create a new position, or select  to generate a pre-existing position

4. Fill out the following fields to create a position

  • General
    – *Position Name (Required)
    – Type (Placement or Volunteer)
    – Date Range
    – *Contact person (Required)
    – Address
    – Description (i.e Tasks and Activities)
    – Publication Dates
    – Mark the opportunity Published to keep private, or Published for all students to view. If you would like to learn more about Published and Public positions/opportunities, please click here

NOTE:

To learn more about Published and Public positions/opportunities, please click here

  • Expectations
  • Goal & Benefits
  • Qualifications & Training
  • Scheduling (add the time commitment duration, and timeslots for the position)
  • Demographics (Age, Gender, etc..)
  • Required Skills
  • Developed Skills (Which skills are developed in this opportunity?)
  • Once all the skills are filled out, click  to see how students view the position/opportunity

How do I add contacts to an Organization/Employer?

1. To add a new contact to an Organization/Employer, click the  button on the left toolbar

2. Click on the desired Organization/Employer’s name such as Canadian Tire, Best Buy, etc.

3. Select the Contacts button in the left toolbar under the icon

4. Click the button to add new supervisors to an Organization/Employer

5. A drop down will appear and you can begin to fill out all of the contact information

6. Once you have filled out the fields, click to finish creating the contact

How do I add new Organizations/Employers?

KEY INFORMATION

When adding a new Organization/Employer to Hour Republic, it is important that you fill in the following information. This information will show up for students when they track hours.

1. Organization/Employer name (eg. Best Buy, Walmart)
2. Contact name (i.e. Name of supervisor; make sure to include their email address)
3. Position name (i.e. the position of the student at placement such as Cashier or Kitchen Assistant)

LETS BEGIN

1. To add a new Organization/Employer, click the  button on the left toolbar

2. Select theicon in the top right corner

GENERAL

1. Fill out the general fields including: Organization/Employer, sector, a description, website link, and School Board/Institution

2. Choose to add a start and end date the Organization/Employer is available

LOGO

1. Click the logo tab to add an image for the Organization/Employer

ADDRESS

1. Select the Address tab and fill out the following fields to generate a location

2. Once you have filled out the address, it will mark the location on a map

3. You can click ‘Remove Address’ to detach the location from the organization/employer or select ‘Add Address’ to create a new one

CONTACTS

1. Click the Contacts tab to add new supervisors to an Organization/Employer

2. Along the top of the Organization/Employer page you will find 3 icons
– Use this icon to add notes private/shared notes
–   Add attachments such as PDF, pictures, word documents
–   Create new positions by clicking the icon

POSITION

1. On the Positions page, click theicon to create a new position, or select  to generate a pre-existing position

2. Fill out the following fields to create a position

  • General
    – Position Name
    – Type (Placement or Volunteer)
    – Date Range
    – Contact person
    – Address
    – Description (i.e Tasks and Activities)
    – Publication Dates
    – Mark the opportunity Published to keep private, or Published for all students to view
  • Expectations
  • Goal & Benefits
  • Qualifications & Training
  • Scheduling
    – Add the time commitment
    – Duration (i.e. September-February or 3 months)
    – Daily timeslots for the position
  • Demographics (Age, Gender, etc..)
  • Required Skills
  • Developed Skills (Which skills are developed in this opportunity?)
  • Once all the skills are filled out, click  to see how students view the position/opportunity

How do I add comments to forms, student profiles, and employer profiles?

Comments can be added to the Organizations/Employer, Students, Forms, and CELPs sections of Hour Republic. See below to find out how to add comments to each section.

Organizations/Employers:

Comments can be added to employer profiles by completing the following steps:

  1. Click on the Organizations/Employers tab at the top of the screen to access your Organizations/Employers page
  2. Search for the employer by using the search bar or scrolling down to find their name
  3. Select the employer to access their profile
  4. Click on the Comments tab
  5. Type out your comment in the Comment box
  6. Click Save Comment

Students:

Comments can be added to student profiles by completing the following steps:

  1. Click on the Students tab at the top of the screen to access your Students page
  2. Search for the student by using the search bar or scrolling down to find their name
  3. Select the student to access their profile
  4. Click on the Comments tab
  5. Type out your comment in the Comment box
  6. Click Save Comment

Forms

Comments can be added to forms by completing the following steps:

  1. Click on the Forms tab at the top of the screen
  2. Select the form you want to add a comment to
  3. Scroll to the bottom and you will see an Comments dropdown menu
  4. Click Comments to open the menu
  5. Type out your comment in the Comment box
  6. Click Save Comment

CELPs

Comments can be added to CELPs by completing the following steps:

  1. Click on the CELPs tab at the top of the screen
  2. Select the CELP you want to add a comment to
  3. Scroll to the bottom and you will see an Comments dropdown menu
  4. Click Comments to open the menu
  5. Type out your comment in the Comment box
  6. Click Save Comment

Are Placement employers required to create an account?

No, employers are not required to create an account.

Students have an account which they create placement hours and you will receive an email invitation in which you can accept or decline the student’s hours as well as leave a comment.

Click here to view the employer fact sheet, which teachers can share with any supervisors. (Click here for the French version).