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Add Custom Referral Question


Referral questions enable your organization to capture structured data for referrals made by your existing employees. By default, Greenhouse Recruiting provides the following referral specific questions/fields:

  • Relationship
  • Work History
  • Rating
  • When we reach out (identified or anonymous referral)
  • They know they're being referred 
  • Referral Notes

Additionally, your organization can create custom referral questions to capture other data during the referral process. In this article, we will cover how to add a new custom referral question.

Click the Configure icon configure.png in the upper right-hand corner and select Custom Options from the left-hand panel.


Click Referral Questions.


From the Manage Referral Question Fields page, click + Add Field.


From the subsequent dialog box, configure the following information:

 Field Name Description/Notes
 Field Input the name or question for this custom referral question
 Description Input an optional description for the field. Values input here will appear when a user hovers over the tooltip icon to the right of Field

Greenhouse Recruiting supports the following question types for referral questions:

  • Short textbox
  • Long textbox
  • Yes/No
  • Single select
  • Multi select
  • Currency
  • Number
  • Date
  • URL
  • User 

Note: For Single select and Multi select types, input each option on a separate line.

Note: Once a Custom Referral Question is Saved, the question Type can no longer be edited.

 Required If checked, the user must respond to this custom referral question to successfully submit a referral. 
 Placeholder This value will initially load in the empty field (i.e. Select an option)

Click Save when finished.


All future user submitted referrals will include the new custom referral question.