Standard demographic question sets are part of Greenhouse Recruiting's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offerings and include pre-made, best-practice survey questions for customers looking to collect demographic data from applicants.
This question set is designed to collect data in an inclusive way. Using standard demographic questions can help you better understand your hiring pipeline and uncover biases.
Configure standard demographic questions
Locate the standard demographic question set by going to the Inclusion Tools page. (Configure icon > Inclusion Tools)
Scroll down to the Demographic Question Sets section. U.S. Standard Demographic Questions will be listed by default. Click the toggle to enable the feature.
To configure the question set for your organization, find the Add demographic questions to section. Click the toggle next to an option to turn it On.
Edit standard demographic questions
Because the question set is designed to be standardized, it's not possible to edit the set's title, questions or answers. However, you can edit the external description that appears at the top of the question set.
Click on U.S. Standard Demographic Questions.
Find the External Description text box, then edit the text.
When you finish, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.
Add standard demographic questions to a job post
Make sure that Job Posts are toggled on for your organization on the Configure Inclusion tools page.
Then, go to the Job Posts page for a job. (Job > Job Setup > Job Posts)
Click the Edit icon next to a job post.
On the Edit Your Job Post page, scroll down to the Settings section. Click the checkbox next to Include Demographic Questions, then select U.S. Standard Demographic Questions from the dropdown.
Scroll to the bottom of the page, then click Preview to see what your changes will look like on the live job post. When you finish making changes, click Save.
Add standard demographic questions to the candidate survey
Report on standard demographic questions
The Standard demographic data report displays details on the number of applicants and number of hires for a particular demographic answer.
Standard demographic question best practices
Click here for more information on using demographic reporting.