What is the Candidate Quality by Source report? How do I use it?

You can now view this report by Milestones! Click here to see how they work.

Ever wonder where your best candidates are coming from? Not sure whether to spend more money on Facebook ads or Craigslist posts? Look no further than the Candidate Quality by Source report! This report shows how far candidates made it through your pipeline and assigns a Quality % to each source so you can easily compare agencies, referrals, job boards, and any other resource you're using to find candidates.

Quality % is a calculation of the average distance traveled through the pipeline for all candidates attributed to that particular source. For example, if every candidate was hired, it would be 100%. If every candidate was rejected in the first stage, it would be 0%. Let's say candidate Jane applies from LinkedIn. She has a pretty strong background, so she makes it through 5 of your 7 stages. If she was the only person to apply through LinkedIn, your Quality % for that row would be 5/7, or roughly 71%.

Please see the attached excel file for further detail on the Quality Score calculation. 

How can this report be filtered?

The Candidate Quality by Source report can be filtered by Department and Office (located right next to your company name), as well as Job and Date Applied. You can also click the blue numbers in each column to see the candidates associated with each field.

Note: If you want to add even more sources to better track things on this report, head to the Configure -> Custom Options -> Sources page. Anything added here will appear as option on the Source dropdown on Tracking Links and a candidate's Details tab.


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    Pamela Mardo

    How do we define each stage here?

    Ex. Offer - is this number of candidates that received an offer during this time period? OR number of candidates entering this stage (but may not receive an offer if they sit here?)

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    Jeffrey Swartwout

    Hi Pamela,

    Using your example, it's the number of candidates entering the offer stage (basically anyone that's reached that stage, irrespective of them actually receiving an offer or not).


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    Pamela Mardo

    Thanks Jeff! Is there a way to track those who enter this stage versus who receive an offer? Another report maybe?

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    Percy Brea

    Is there a way to pull this report via The API?

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    Jodi Freeman

    Hi Percy,

    Thanks for writing in! There isn't a way to pull reports via the API. I'm happy to reach out in a separate ticket if you have any additional questions on this so we can go over what type of information you are looking for.