"In response to employee feedback, Mayo Clinic will launch a new, more efficient employee classifieds system on Monday, Nov. 4. The new system will be available at all locations across the institution," said Mayo spokesman Bryan Anderson.
Mayo Clinic announced in September that it would pull the plug on its internal classified ad listings on Oct. 30, but that announcement spurred an outcry from fans of the classifieds.
Employees have long been able to post free ads that would be seen only by other Mayo Clinic employees. The print version of the free classifieds were discontinued several years ago, but the classifieds continued to thrive on the clinic's intranet.
The Mayo ads were known as a place to find a good buy. The housing classifieds, particularly apartment or house rental ads, also were popular with Mayo Clinic's mobile workforce.
Anderson said the original decision to end them was made because the classifieds were not "a strategic imperative" and Mayo employees could use other free classifieds online.
After employees responded that they wanted to keep the classifieds, Mayo Clinic looked at its options to handle the service in "a less resource-intense way" than in the past, according to Anderson.
"The new system will be more technically sustainable and will include a large selection of categories, including ride share and research studies, to support work-related needs," he said.