Balance expectations with insights
Job insights offer valuable data from your organization's existing jobs to help you set clear expectations for new jobs in Greenhouse Recruiting. You can quickly see how many applications to expect, how long it might take to reach an initial candidate offer, and which sources might produce the best candidates.
Use job insights to help your hiring teams plan more efficiently, craft expectations for operations and finance teams, and invest in the best sourcing strategies.
Leverage insights to set clear expectations for new jobs
Knowing how much time you might need to invest in sourcing and interviewing applicants for a new job can help you set individual and team goals. You can use job insights like total applicants to set expectations for the number of candidates to add per week, or you can use offers created insights to inform your operations team of how long it might take before an offer is made.
Invest in the best sourcing strategies
Determine which sourcing strategy works best for you and your organization. Job insights offer visualizations that show which sources produced the most candidates and the most hires for a similar job. Use job insights to invest in the most relevant job ad markets, third-party job boards, and marketing campaigns to produce the strongest pool of applicants.
Enable job insights
To enable job insights, navigate to Configure > Custom Options, then select Configure Job Setup Flow.
Check the Job insights box.
Use job insights
Access job insights when creating a new job
Job insights are available as a step in the new job setup flow. Any time you create a new job, you'll be able to access job insights to inform your hiring expectations based on performance metrics from similar jobs.
Access job insights on the job dashboard
You can also view job insights for any open jobs in Greenhouse Recruiting.
To access job insights for an existing job, navigate to the Jobs tab.
On the All Jobs page, click on the job you'd like to review to open the job's dashboard.
Navigate to the Job Insights tab in the left panel of the Job Dashboard.
Select a job from the Benchmark job menu to review hiring insights from similar roles.
Understand and adjust your job insights data
With job insights, you'll use your previous jobs as benchmarks to gain insightful performance data and set clearer expectations for how your new job may perform.
Click the Benchmark job dropdown and select any of your organization’s existing jobs to get started with insights. You can select open, closed, or draft jobs as your benchmark job.
Once you've selected a benchmark job, the job insights page will display widgets that offer valuable benchmarking data, such as the number of applications you could expect, your top sources, pipeline history, and more. Use these widgets for a quick snapshot into how your hiring strategies have worked for previous jobs.
Job insights include the following widgets to help you better understand how your new job might perform:
- Total applicants
- Number to reach assessment milestone
- Offers created
- Hires made
- Top sources
- Pipeline history
Use the total applicants widget to see how many applicants might apply to your new job, based on the total number of applications for your benchmark job.
Number to reach assessment milestone
Use the number to reach assessment milestone widget to see how many applicants made it past the application review and hiring manager review stages.
Use the offers created widget to see the number of candidates who made it to the offer stage and the number who received offers for a similar job.
Use the hires made widget to see the number of hires made for a similar job. You'll also see how long it took to source your benchmark job's first hire and how long it took to move this hire through the pipeline.
Use the top sources widget to determine which sources might produce the best applicants for your new job. Sources are listed on the left in descending order by the number of candidates they produced, along with the number of hires per source in parentheses.
Use the donut chart for a visual breakdown of your top sources. Hover over any part of the visualization for more details.
Use the pipeline history widget to see the passthrough rate and the number of candidates who made it through each stage of your benchmark job. Hover over the visualization on the right for more details.