In Greenhouse Recruiting, a job must have one active opening for every candidate you wish to hire for the role. An opening's target start date allows your organization to set a goal against a job opening.
Staying on top of target start dates can help keep your hiring team on track and allows your organization to measure hiring performance, through forecasting candidate start and offer dates for hires.
Edit a target start date
To edit the target start date for an opening, navigate to a job and select the Job Setup tab from the left-hand menu panel. Next, click Job Info. Scroll to the Openings panel and then, click Manage Openings.
Select a specific opening from the left-hand panel and then, click the Target Start Date dropdown. Use the calendar to select a new target start date.
Click Save Changes when finished.
Frequently asked questions
How do I change the target start date when using Offer forecast?
On the offer forecast widget, click Set target date to choose a target start date for your new hire. You can also set a target start date on the opening under Job Setup > Job Info.
Can I make the target start date field required?
Currently, it's not possible to make the target start date required. If you'd like to remind your hiring team to complete the field, create a custom opening field and mark it as required.
I'm using Offer forecast and see Heads up! as a status next to the target start date. What does that mean?
Once you’ve set a target start date, offer forecast will share whether you’re on track or off track to meet your target.
|On track||The predicted start date is on or earlier than your target start date.|
|Heads up||The predicted start date is later than your target start date.|