Permissions: Site Admins, and Job Admins who can create new jobs and edit job info

Product tier: Available for all subscription tiers

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.

Feature highlights

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.

Click Save.

Use job insights

Once you've enabled them, you can access job insights when you create a new job or view an existing job's dashboard to help guide your hiring strategies.

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.

Job insights page from the new job setup flow with job creation steps highlighted

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.

Jobs page with Technical Recruiter role and jobs tab highlighted

Navigate to the Job Insights tab in the left panel of the Job Dashboard.

Job insights tab highlighted on the job dashboard

Select a job from the Benchmark job menu to review hiring insights from similar roles.

Job insights page as viewed on the job dashboard

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.

Note: Job insights data is only available for benchmark jobs that you have permission to view. If you don't have permission to view a selected benchmark job, the job insights page will remain blank.

Template jobs and jobs migrated from another applicant tracking system are not available to use as benchmark jobs.

Tip: We recommend selecting a benchmark job based on shared job qualities. For example, if you’re creating a new Customer Success job, you might select a job in your Customer Success department.

Selecting a benchmark job by similar function, office, or department can help you better understand how your new job might perform.

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.

Available widgets

Job insights include the following widgets to help you better understand how your new job might perform:

Total applicants

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.

Screenshot of number to reach assessment milestone widget

Offers created

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.

Screenshot of offers created widget

Hires made

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.

Screenshot of hires made widget

Top sources

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.

Note: This widget only lists your benchmark job's top ten sources.

Pipeline history

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.