Permissions: Job Admin and above

Product tier: Available for all subscription tiers

A great job description is a key element to hiring the best candidate. The job post conversion report helps your organization determine if your job descriptions are selling your positions successfully, or if they might need some work to attract the right candidates.

A high conversion rate on your report might indicate your descriptions are too generic, while a low conversion rate could suggest your descriptions are intimidating or otherwise unappealing to candidates. The job post conversion report allows you to A / B test over time to craft the perfect message and maximize the number of qualified candidates who apply.

Note: If your organization currently is using an API-driven job board (options 4 or 5), the job post conversion report will not work for your organization. This report tracks views and conversion only for Greenhouse-hosted job boards and posts (job board options 1–3).

Job post conversion report

To create a job post conversion report, click Reports on your navigation bar.

Screenshot of Reports button

Click Essential reports on the left.

Screenshot of Essential Reports button

Scroll to the Learn from Past Recruiting Efforts section and click Job Post Conversion.

Screenshot of job post conversion report buttonThe job post conversion report will generate.

Screenshot of an example job post conversion report

The report will display information for the following:

  • Job name
  • Requisition ID
  • Department
  • Office
  • Job post
  • Page views
  • Applications
  • Conversion rate
  • Job board name
  • Application language
  • Date of first posting

The job post conversion report only displays data for candidates who applied directly from one of your organization's job posts. Any manually added referrals or candidates, or candidates added through any other means (such as LinkedIn Limited Listings), will not be counted in this report.

Note: The job post conversion report will display information for all jobs where you have the appropriate access.

Job post conversion report filters

Click Filters and more to further refine your report.

Screenshot of filters on an example job post conversion report

The job post conversion report can be filtered by the following:

  • Job
  • Job status
  • Department
  • Office
  • User
  • Hiring team role
  • Custom job field
  • Activity date

Note: By default, the activity date for the report is set to the current year.

Click Apply after applying any filters to your report.

Note: Filtering by open jobs will only show you jobs that are currently open, and not jobs that were open during a specific date range. The date filter refers to the activity with the job post. For example, setting the activity date filter to December 2021 and filtering by open jobs won't return results for a job that was open in December 2021 but is currently closed.