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Application Rules

Application Rules are automatic actions applied to job post questions. These automatic answers are triggered when an applicant's response to the question fulfills the conditions of the rule. By creating application rules, your organization can filter candidates into subsets defined by automated and customizable criteria. 

Managing Application Rules

You can manage application rules by clicking on the Configure tab from your Dashboard, and navigating to Job Board from the left-hand panel. Select a job board from the list and click on Edit Job Posts (#).


Choose a job posting and click # rules or Manage Rules under the Application Rules column.


From the Rules page, you can edit, delete, and add new rules. Click edit.png to edit existing rules. If you would like to delete an existing rule, click delete.png


To create a new application rule, click Add a Rule. In the new dialog box, you can select a question, choose a response, and assign the rule that will be triggered when that response is given. In the subsequent sections we will briefly cover what rules can be applied. 



With auto-tags you can automatically assign the candidate a certain tag based on their response to the question. This will allow you to then filter the list of candidates by tag to view candidates who answered questions a certain way.

From the Add a Rule dialog box, select your question, the candidate response, and click the check box for tag


Select tags from the drop-down menu. You can choose as many tags as you want. When you have finished, click Save.

For a more detailed look at configuring auto-tags, click here



Note: Auto-reject is only available for Enterprise customers only.

With auto-reject you can automatically reject candidate applications based on responses to custom job post questions. 

From the Add a Rule dialog box, select your job post question, the candidate response, and click the check box for Auto-Reject. From the Rejection reason drop-down menu, select the rejection reason that will be assigned to the applicant who answers with the specified response.

Note: You can also tag auto-rejected candidates with customized candidate tags as well.


Optionally, you can also send a rejection e-mail to the applicant using a rejection email template. To send a rejection email, click Send email.

From the additional fields, select an Email Template to send, date the email should be sent, and the timezone. To learn more about customizing email templates, click here.

When finished, click Save.


For a more detailed look at configuring auto-reject, click here.  






Keywords: rules, application, auto-tag, auto-reject