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The candidate quality by source report helps your organization understand where your best candidates are applying. Each source is assigned a quality % value to easily compare agencies, referrals, job boards, and any other candidate source.

Quality % is a calculation of the average distance traveled in a job pipeline for all candidates for a particular source.

For example, if every candidate was made it all the way through the job pipeline (from application to offer), the quality % is 100%. If every candidate was rejected in the first stage, the quality % for the source is 0%.

If, on average, candidates made it halfway through the pipeline, the source's quality % is 50%.

Generate a quality by source report

Choose Reports from the toolbar at the top of the page.

From the Reports Overview page, click Essential Reports.

Scroll to the Learn from Past Recruiting Efforts section and click Candidate Quality by Source.

Candidate quality by source report filters

You can filter the report by expanding the Filters and more section at the top of the page. In this section, you can define whether to view candidate quality by stages or milestones, as well as limit which jobs are included on the report.

You can further define the jobs in the report by selecting Change Filter. Once you've chosen the jobs on the window, click Save.

When finished defining your filters, click Apply to generate the report.

Candidate quality by source visualizations

The candidate quality by source report displays results in two graphs The bar graph on the left side of the screen summarizes the sourcing strategy by the highest quality %. The scatterplot on the right side of the screen displays the distribution of candidates based on the specific source.

You can learn more about each point on the graph by hovering your cursor over a specific bar or point.

When you select a bar on the left side of the graph, the scatterplot will only display candidates from the selected sourcing strategy.

Note: Sourcing strategies are created by Greenhouse Recruiting and cannot be modified. However, your organization can add new custom sources. Read more here: Add custom source.

If certain sources are skewing your data and obstructing a clear view of your data in the scatterplot, enable the Hide Outliers toggle to filter out high-end outliers (sources furthest right in the scatterplot).

Reading the candidate quality by source visualizations

Greenhouse Recruiting's visualizations is intended to give your organization a different way of analyzing your data. These visualizations can help you understand where your teams should be focusing their energy and resources.

The scatterplot is organized into quadrants that can you understand how certain sources are performing in relationship to other sources included within and across sourcing strategies.

In the lower left-hand quadrant of the scatterplot are the sources who have historically submitted fewer candidates of lower quality.

In the upper left-hand quadrant of the scatterplot are the sources who have historically submitted fewer high quality candidates. We recommend that your organization continue to nurture and invest in these sources to increase the total number of candidates submitted by these sources.

In the lower right-hand quadrant of the scatterplot are the sources who have historically submitted many low quality candidates. We recommend that your organization consider avoiding or reducing your investment into these sources.

In the upper right-hand quadrant of the scatterplot are the sources who have historically submitted many high quality. Sources in this quadrant are relatively high performing in comparison to the other sources included in the visualization.