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Every user added to Greenhouse Recruiting is assigned to one of three user permission levels: Basic, Job Admin or Site Admin.

The user permission level assigned provides general parameters for what access, abilities, and responsibilities a user has within Greenhouse Recruiting. The user permission level is assigned when a user is first added to Greenhouse Recruiting but can be edited later.

Once a user is assigned to a user permission level, additional user-specific permissions can be granted to individual users as needed. User-specific permissions are additional permissions assigned to users who may need to perform tasks that fall beyond their user permission level and are a key component to customizing each user's Greenhouse Recruiting access to fit your team's needs.

Note: Only a Site Admin with the permission Can edit another user's advanced permissions can edit user-specific permissions.

User permission level: Basic

The Basic user permission level allows the most limited visibility in Greenhouse Recruiting and should be assigned to individuals who do not participate in recruiting tasks.

Only the My Dashboard view is available to Basic users. From the My Dashboard page, Basic users can do the following:

  • Submit referrals and review previously submitted referrals
  • Share jobs to social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, or create unique tracking links to post manually elsewhere)
  • Access your company's internal job board

User permission level: Job Admin

The Job Admin user permission level allows users to be assigned recruiting tasks on a per-job basis. Users assigned to this permission level have additional information and access available on jobs to which they are assigned. Job Admins cannot access any information on jobs they aren't assigned to. Any employee in your organization who is responsible for recruiting tasks on at least one job should be configured with the Job Admin permission level.

To learn more about assigning a Job Admin user to a specific job, click here.

Job Admins are users who are stakeholders in the interview plans for specific jobs. This might include Hiring Managers, Recruiters, Coordinators, and other individuals who should have high visibility into a given interview plan or candidate pipeline. A user cannot be assigned to a Hiring Team unless they have a Job Admin or Site Admin user permission level. To learn more about Hiring Team roles, click here.

Users have the following visibility and access available on jobs where they are assigned Job Admin user permissions:

  • Can see the job's Dashboard, pipeline, and reports
  • Can see all candidates on the job
  • Can add and edit candidates and referrals
  • Can be assigned Hiring Team roles

Every time a user is assigned to a job as a Job Admin, your team must also decide what Job Admin permission level to grant the user on that particular role. Assigning a user to a role as a Job Admin allows the user to see that job, while the specific Job Admin permission level selected for the user defines what actions the user can take on the job.

Job Admin permission levels allow your team to specify the exact access a Job Admin should have on a given role. A Hiring Manager and a Recruiter might need different access to a job.

Example: Your team might want the Hiring Manager to be able to advance candidates to the next stage, but only the Recruiter should be able to edit the external job post.

Job Admin permission levels allow you to make those distinctions and grant users only the level of access they require for their role on a job. To learn more about the unique permissions that can be configured for Job Admins, click here.

Note: Organizations with an Essential subscription can assign users as Job Admin: Standard or Job Admin: Private; these Job Admin permission levels cannot be customized. Organizations with an Advanced or Expert subscription can customize the permissions assigned to Job Admin: Standard and Job Admin: Private, as well as create custom Job Admin permission levels.

User permission level: Site Admin

Site Admins have the highest level of access, with the ability to make changes that impact your entire company's Greenhouse Recruiting configuration. Accordingly, we encourage your team to assign individuals to the Site Admin user permission level sparingly.

Site Admins can do the following:

  • View and edit all jobs
  • Run all reports
  • View and edit candidates (to view private candidates, a Site Admin will need the user-specific permission Can create and view private candidates)
  • Manage custom fields
  • Manage company metadata such as Sources, Rejection Reasons, and Candidate Tags
  • Manage the Organization settings page

Additional resources

To learn about user permission levels and other types of permissions in Greenhouse Recruiting, please review the following articles: