Permissions: Job Admin and above

Product tier: Available for all subscription tiers

Complimenting the new candidates by source report, the applications over time report answers a slightly different question and gives your organization the flexibility to track how many new candidates you are receiving for your jobs, departments, or sources. Use this report to track which sources are performing the best, which recruiters are handling a large volume of new candidates, or which jobs don't seem as popular as others in the same department.

While the new candidates by source report is a snapshot only showing you what happened on a single day in the past, the applications over time report will show you everyone who applied in a column's date range.

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To access an applications over time report, click the Ellipsis icon Icon_-_Ellipsis.png on your navigation bar and select Reports from the dropdown menu.


From the Reports Overview page, click Essential Reports.


Scroll to the Manage Expectations with Hiring Managers section and click Applications Over Time.


Note: The applications over time report will populate the number of applications submitted for every job where you have the appropriate permissions.

Applications over time filters

The applications over time report can be filtered by Job, Recruiter, Source, or Department. Filter your report by any of these criteria by using the Rows dropdown menu.


Use the Columns dropdown menu to change the periodization of the report to understand recent and historical hiring trends.

Additionally, use the Date Applied dropdown menu to delimit the date range scope of the report.


By default, the Date Applied for the report is set to Current Year and will display the most 8 recent weeks for all jobs included in the report.

Note: The number of hires report can display a maximum of 12 columns per report, regardless of the periodization or date ranges selected. If necessary, run multiple reports to capture the data you intend. If there are not yet 12 weeks in the current year, the report will default to the last 12 weeks of the previous year.

Change the jobs being tracked in your report by clicking Change Filter. From the Filter Jobs dialog box, you can search and apply multiple filters to find jobs you would like to report on. When you have chosen all the jobs you would like to report on, click Save.


When finished applying filters, click Apply to repopulate the report.

Applications over time visualization

The applications over time report will visualize the Total row values as a single line with the number of applications displayed on the y-axis and the periodization (Columns) on the x-axis.

Note: The applications over time report does not support individual trend lines per row.


Hover over any data point in the visualization for an exact number of hires made for that period.


Note: Since the visualization displays data for the Total row in your report, changes made to your report via Filters and more, like adjusting date filters or jobs selected, will impact the visualization.