Permissions: Owners, Hiring Managers and Employees

Product tier: Available for Greenhouse Welcome and Greenhouse Onboarding subscription tiers

Note: Goals for new hires is currently running as a beta with opt-in participation. Please contact your Customer Success Manager to request access to this feature.

Current participants can use this feedback form to report technical issues, ask questions, or provide feedback. We'd love to hear from you!

Goals for new hires improve the onboarding experience by allowing hiring managers to set measurable and attainable growth-related objectives for their new hires.

Read below for answers to frequently asked questions about goals for new hires.

Frequently asked questions

Can I customize my goals for new hires?

Greenhouse analyzed how customers achieved successful onboarding experiences and used this data to create common goals that provide structure and clear objectives in a new hire's first 30 days.

We've provided 14 pre-defined goals that Hiring Managers and Owners can select from when managing new hire goals. When you create new hire goals for the first time, you'll see five default goals that we recommend for a well-rounded onboarding experience. You can customize this experience by adding, editing or deleting any of the 14 pre-defined goals.

Customize your new hire goals in the following ways:

  • Add goals from a pre-defined list of new hire goals
  • Edit the description of your new hire goals
  • Change the order of your new hire goals
  • Delete new hire goals

Note: Goal names cannot be customized.

How do I check the status of my new hire's goals?

You can view the status of each new hire's goals in their employee profile. Email notifications for status changes are unavailable at this time.

Can I report on my team's new hire goals?

Reporting on new hire goals will be available at a later date. You can view each new hire's progress on goals from their employee profile.

Can I create goals in bulk?

Not at this time. Goals are created individually for each new hire from their employee profile.

Can I copy goals or create goal templates?

You'll need to copy your new hire goals manually to duplicate them. We recommend copying and storing commonly used goals in a safe location. You can paste these goals into Greenhouse Onboarding each time you set a new hire's goals.

Will I receive a reminder notice to complete a new hire's onboarding goals?

Hiring Managers will receive a reminder email seven days prior to their new hire's start date.

Note: A user with Owner permissions must enable emails for your organization in order for you to receive this reminder email.

Additional resources

Check out the following resources to learn more about goals for new hires in Greenhouse Onboarding.