Welcome to the NEOED Implementation Updates page for Southern Illinois University Carbondale. We are excited to be working on the implementation of our new applicant Tracking System, NEOED. The NEOED system will bring many benefits, including improved applicant processes and a more efficient recruitment system that aligns with the needs of our institution.

We will keep you informed and updated as we move forward with this transition, and we encourage you to reach out to the Human Resource Office with any questions, concerns or feedback you may have.

Overall updates

The NEOED implementation consists of two modules, Insight and Onboard. Insight includes the Online Hiring Center (OHC) and is an applicant tracking system that provides the university with position request, job posting, candidate selection, and workflow functionality. Insight was launch in December 2023 and is available to applicants and the campus along with an Adobe Sign process to manage the hiring paperwork.

The second module is Onboard and it will replace the Adobe Sign process and offer new features and functionality. Onboard is designed to ensure new hires are ready on day one. There will be a new employee portal where they can complete paperwork, get a feel for the SIU Carbondale culture, mission, vision and values, and better understand their job duties, all through a single system. Onboard has an additional benefit: offboarding. Through its offboarding functionality, we can seamlessly collect more meaningful data from exiting employees, assign tasks to the separating employee and give supervisors the reassurance they need to successfully transition duties and manage the separation. The go-live date for Onboard will be announced shortly.


    • HireTouch:  HireTouch is now offline and can not be accessed. Please contact your Human Resource professional if there is an urgent need for the HireTouch data.
    • Insight and OHC Users:  The NEOED Insight and OHC Users implementation was a success. Applicants are using the NEOED applicant tracking system to submit their application and SIU staff are processing the applications using the new software.
    • NEOED Onboard:  Once an applicant is selected, applicants will be able to use the Onboard new employee portal to complete their hiring paperwork and become familiar with all of the great things SIU has to offer.  The go-live date will be announced shortly.



 Onboard Implementation Timeline

Jan 2 - Feb 27 (8 weeks)

Data Gathering

Gathering all SIU data to configure NEOED site.


Jan 30 - Mar 27 (8 weeks)

System Configuration

NEOED Team will work with SIU implementation teams to build the content of the new Onboard system based on the data provided.


Mar 19 - TBD

System Validation/Testing

SIU will test the compliance of the elements of the system with our internal processes and expectations.

In Progress


End-User Training

Training for those who will be utilizing the system.

Not Started



Release NeoEd Onboard for use by applicants and campus staff.

Not Started

SIU Carbondale ATS Implementation Team Members

  • Adam Stallman – Information Technology
  • Ashley Followell – Human Resources
  • Clarissa Terbrak – Provost Office
  • Clay Cochran – Human Resources
  • Ellen Jahn – Information Technology
  • Lisa Hottensen – Human Resources
  • Makayla Dierks – Human Resources
  • Michelle Richerson – Information Technology
  • Nick Wortman – Human Resources