A cousin to the New Candidates by Source report, the new Applications Over Time report answers a slightly different question and gives your organization the flexibility to really track how many new candidates you are getting receiving your jobs, departments, and/or sources.
While the New Candidates by Source report is a snapshot with every column only showing you what happened on a single day in the past, the Applications Over Time report will show you everyone who applied in the column's date range. Use this report to track which sources are performing the best, which recruiters are handling a large volume of new candidates, and/or which jobs do not seem quite as popular as others in the same department.
In this article, we will provide an overview for:
To navigate to the Applications Over Time report, click the ellipsis on your navigation bar and select Reports from the dropdown menu.
From the Reports page, navigate to the Manage Expectations with Hiring Managers section and click Applications Over Time.
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: If there are not yet 8 weeks in the current year, the report will default to the last 8 weeks of the previous year. Additionally, the report can display a maximum of 8 columns regardless of the periodization and/or date range selected.
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.
Since the visualization displays data for the Total row in your report, changes made to your report via the filter panel can impact the visualization (e.g. filtering out a job or changing the periodization of the report).