Permissions: Site Admin, and Job Admin who can manage custom fields

Product tier: Available for Advanced and Expert subscription tiers

A candidate's response to an application question can vary across job applications within the same organization. By creating and implementing custom application fields you can track these responses.

Example: A candidate who applies to your organization is initially not interested in relocation.

Later, the same candidate applies again, but has changed their mind and responds that they are now willing to move for the position. By creating a custom application field, you can log the candidate's different responses across their applications.

To create a custom application field, click the Configure icon on your navigation bar and click Custom Options on the left. Next, select Applications.

From the Manage Application Fields page, click Add Field to create a custom application field.

You will need to configure the new application field from the dialog box. Provide a Field Name and Type, and configure who should see the field.

Additionally, you can provide a description of the field, create an email token that will allow you to link to application field responses in emails, and make the field private.

In the example above, we've labeled the Field with the question we plan to ask in our application. For Type, we would like the answer to come in a Yes or No format. We also would like the question to be posed to Candidates.

When you have finished customizing your application field, click Save.

Note: When linking custom application fields to custom application questions, the answer Type and Privacy configurations created above will be inherited by the linked custom application question

Linking your custom fields to custom application questions allows your organization to capture candidate responses to these questions in a structured format that is searchable and reportable if you intend to report on custom application questions across many jobs.

This action allows you to report on the linked candidate fields across all associated jobs using the essential candidate reports.