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For BOWEN and our affiliated divisions, our promise is to work hard to make your work easier, deliver the results you need, when you need them, and provide reliable expertise that solves your toughest problems. And we’re doing just that with erecruit, our online reporting system. Simply put, our  erecruit portal offers simpler navigation, sleeker design and enhanced online self-service tools for you, our clients and contractors.

Click on the links below to learn more:
Seven ways erecruit outperforms other systems
Important items for clients and contractors to know
Managing overtime, expenses and allowances
Download the user guides
FAQs
Contact us

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So, why erecruit?

erecruit offers simplified processes and enhanced features that make working with us even easier. New system features include:

  • Sleeker design and improved navigation
  • Easily manage and track overtime
  • erecruit’s homepage offers a configurable layout for quick access to timesheets and active assignments

Seven ways erecruit outperforms other systems

  • Greater visibility into active assignments, allowances and expenses
  • Offers a configurable dashboard for easier navigation and workflow management
  • Automatically calculates overtime (where applicable) reducing errors that can occur during manual entry
  • Supports online management of eligible expenses and allowances within each timesheet, with quick approval
  • Allows easy upload of supporting documentation
  • Easy access to assignment-specific extranet and policy information
  • On-screen  team contact info including photos

Important items for clients and contractors to know

  • User name and passwords are provided when you register (your username is your email address)
  • The portal address is timesheets.bowenworks.ca
  • The job board no longer requires a login; candidates simply check their email address and if they are in the system, they can apply directly to a posting
  • Timesheet deadline for submittal is 9 a.m. Monday morning, unless it is a statutory holiday then it would be Tuesday at 9 a.m.
  • Timesheet approval is 1 p.m. Monday, unless it is a statutory holiday then it would be 1 p.m. Tuesday
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your timesheets get approved!
  • Contractors access past paystubs on the secure site, Penny, at bowenworks.ca/paystubs

Managing overtime, expenses & allowances

Overtime

Overtime hours are calculated on both a daily and weekly basis. To provide complete visibility for supervisors of the total hours worked during a pay period, contractors will record both regular and overtime hours on a timesheet. To record overtime, simply calculate the hours worked outside your regular shift and enter the hours on the corresponding day under the overtime pay type. Find step-by-step help in the guides below, with examples for weekly and bi-weekly timesheets:

Recording overtime on weekly timesheets

Recording overtime on bi-weekly timesheets

Expenses & allowances

We make it easy to manage eligible allowances and expenses. Enter, upload and review receipts and supporting documents all in one place, using the expense tab on our online timesheets. Skip the notes or comments on timesheets, as we don’t refer to these when processing reimbursements.

Did you know that BOWEN adds all taxes to reimbursements for eligible expenses? Here’s what you need to know to ensure receipt amounts line up with our calculations, to avoid payment delays:

Entering Before-Tax Expenses

 

Download the user guides

Hit the ground running with the important basics for candidates and contractors including: how to log in, submit timesheets, expenses and allowances, and more.

Download Candidate Quick Start

Download Candidate Tools

See erecruit in action with our video tutorial below, for candidates and contractors. This video is a guideline only; refer to the user guides above for all features available to you.

 

 

Get up to speed fast with the important basics for client contacts including: how to log in, navigate your dashboard, approve timesheets, expenses and allowances, and more.

Download Contact Quick Start

Download Contact Tools

See erecruit in action with our video tutorial below, for client contacts. This video is a guideline only; refer to the user guides above for all features available to you.

 

Stay connected with erecruit tools from your mobile device. Get to know our mobile site with our user guide for candidates, contractors and client contacts:

Download erecruit Mobile Guide

 

FAQs

Discover answers to frequently asked questions on getting the most out of our erecruit web portal, during and after the transition.

When I log in, what should I use as my username?

Your username and password is provided when you register with us, which is most likely your email address. If you are unsure or are having trouble logging in, contact your assignment representative to help you out.

What if I need help using BOWEN’s erecruit system?

Find help guides and videos under Download the user guides. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, connect with your assignment representative or contact us at 403 262 1156 or info@bowenworks.ca.

What browsers are compatible with erecruit system?

Our portal is supported by the latest browsers including: Google Chrome (Chrome 37+ released June 2014); Mozilla Firefox (Firefox 32+ released Sep. 2014); Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE 10+ released April 2011); Apple Safari (Safari 7.1 (released Sep. 2014).

Can I still submit/approve timesheets on my mobile device?

Yes. erecruit supports all mobile devices. You can access our mobile tools with erecruit’s mobile-optimized site by visiting mybowen.ca, using the same password.

Can I copy a timesheet?

It’s no longer needed. With erecruit’s simplified data entry and auto-calculation of overtime, it’s now easier to keep track of overtime and statutory holidays.

Will my data be secure?

Yes. Connections continue to be encrypted and protected by the latest security measures.

How can I change my password?

Within your portal, click your Personal Menu and then click Change Password. Find more details under Download the user guides.

How is my overtime calculated?

Overtime is calculated by provincial labour standards.

Does my payroll schedule remain the same?

Yes. Both weekly and bi-weekly pay schedules will remain the same. If you have questions, reach out to your BOWEN representative. You can find the current payroll schedule on our candidate or client support site at the link provided by your BOWEN representative.

Where will I find my 2016 T4 to file my taxes? When will it be available?

This is available on Penny, BOWEN’s secure paystub portal, at bowenworks.ca/paystubs. All T4 information will be published by the end of February.

Are timesheet notifications automatically sent to my alternate approver?

No. Candidates and primary approvers will need to keep the alternate approver advised during absences to prevent payment delays. Work with your assignment representative to update the primary approver information in erecruit during extended absences.

Will I see portal notices from erecruit when using the mobile site?

No. When notices are posted for candidates and contacts on the web portal (e.g. changes to timesheet deadlines during statutory holidays or office closures), these can only be viewed from the desktop version of the site.

Do I still have access to T4s and paystubs from my past assignments, before erecruit was launched?

Yes. Current and past pay statements, along with T4s, continue to be available on BOWEN’s secure site, Penny, at bowenworks.ca/paystubs.

Will expenses and allowances be paperless?

Yes. erecruit allows for easy tracking, submission and approval of permitted expenses and allowance, with supporting documentation and receipts uploaded as attachments. Find more details under Download the user guides.

 


Contact us

Have questions or feedback? Reach out to your assignment representative, and let us know how we can help.

General inquiries  |  403 262 1156  |   info@bowenworks.ca

Payroll inquiries  |  403 538 3323  |  payroll@bowenworks.ca

Technical support  |  403 705 4357  |  helpdesk@bowenworks.ca