What is the Candidates Tab?
The Job Order's candidate tab is used to track employees who are being considered for a position. It is a way to associate an employee with an order without making an assignment. Within this area, you can track statuses and log candidate information without ever leaving the job order record. As a candidate's relationship to the order changes, messages will be posted for you.
There are four ways an employee can be added as a candidate to a job order record:
- Adding them directly to the candidates tab on the order
- Adding them from an employee search
- Adding them directly from the employees candidacy sub-tab
- The employee could add themselves to a job order by applying on the Job Board or via Buzz
*Note* Employees that add themselves to a job order will be placed as 'WCandidate.' This will help you differentiate those a service rep considers a candidate and those that would like to be considered a candidate.
To add an employee as a candidate, navigate to the Job Order record and then to the 'Candidates' tab:
In the area below, current candidates for the order can be viewed. Select the button to add a new candidate.
This will open a new wizard allowing you to search for the desired employee by an employee's first and last name, Social Security Number, or employee Id:
*Trainer Tip* Beyond will initially run a search for you for the last employee viewed. Try utilizing this to quickly make someone a candidate by navigating from the Employee, then back to the Order, and then selecting to add the candidate:
Once an employee has been selected, the system will check for any applicable assignment restrictions. Keep in mind at this point the employee is merely being considered as a candidate and will not actually be placed on assignment.
These restrictions represent things that the employee record will need before being "assigned." The option to approve the restrictions appears as a check box for the Employee.
If the employee is actually assigned, the same restrictions will populate again. For more on assignment restrictions: Beyond- How to Create Assignment Restrictions.
Candidates can also be added to job orders from the results of an Employee search.
Typically, candidates are selected as a result of an Advanced Search. For more on searching: Beyond - Advanced Searching. After conducting a search, results will be view-able in the bottom portion of the screen:
Check the box next to each employee you would like to add as a candidate. Use the top checkbox to select all:
A new button will appear at the top with the total number of employees checked. Select this button and select 'Make Candidates':
This will open the 'Add New Candidate' wizard. In the area below, the selected Employees can be viewed:
Select the Job Order you would like to place the candidates on by interacting with the Job Order drop-down: (the drop down will contain the last orders you looked at)
Select 'NEXT' to view any assignment restrictions for the placement of these potential candidates. Keep in mind that Employees are being made candidates and not being assigned to the Job Order:
Once submitted, employees will be shown under the candidates tab on the order record.
An employee's individual candidacy history can be tracked and added to by viewing their employee record and selecting the 'Candidacy' sub tab under the 'Details' tab:
To add an Employee to a Job Order as a candidate, select the button:
The last viewed Job Order will be displayed in the 'Add Employee Candidacy' wizard. Alternatively, another Job Order can be searched for and selected by using the look-up tools:
Once submitted, the system will look for any applicable assignment restrictions. Some assignment restrictions can be approved by the recruiter but will be displayed again when it comes time to assign them:
To learn more about assignment restrictions, see Beyond - Assignment Restrictions.
Once approved and submitted, the employee will be added to the candidates section on the order.
Once candidates have been placed on an order, it is important to manage their relationship with the order. Is your candidate being considered? Have they been rejected? Why? Are they ready to have an interview scheduled. All of this can be managed from this tab.
Any update to a candidate's status will be logged automatically on the Job Order and Employee records as a message.
An employee's candidacy will display vital contact methods as well as any recent comments about their record
Candidate List Rankings
In the candidates section on the order, there is a column titled: Interest Code Match %. This column will display the % of matching interest codes each employee has with the order. This can be an easy way to identify which candidates are the most qualified at a glance.
In order for this option to work you will need to be utilizing interest codes on the employee and order records. Interest codes on the order do not have to be set as "required" for them to count towards the interest code match option.
For more information on how to add interest codes check out:
To Update a Candidate's Status
- Navigate to the candidates section of the order
- Select the icon to the right of candidate you wish to update & select Edit
- A new window will pop up, select the new status and enter any comments you would like included
- Changing the status will log a message on the employee and order records
- Statuses available in your system are determined by your administration. See Drop Downs for more information on updating candidate statuses.
- Select Submit to save your changes
Candidates that receive a status update that negatively affects their relationship to this order will be considered an inactive candidate (but only with regards to the respective order). Those that are inactive will have a grey activation charm beside their status in this area:
Candidate Status Filters
If you want to hide candidates that are in a certain status, you can use the candidate filter to select only the candidate statuses you wish to see:
Assigning a Candidate from the Candidates Section:
Once a candidate has been placed on the job, you will need to assign them to the order. You can do this directly from the candidates section or utilize the quick add button to create an assignment.
- Navigate to the candidates section of the order
- Select the icon to the right of candidate you wish to update & select the Assign Option
- A new window will open, review the information and double check the employee start date before clicking next
- Any applicable assignment restrictions will appear next for you to review (see Beyond - Assignment Restrictions for more information)
- Once you have either updated the employee record or approved the assignment restrictions, the employee will be assigned and you will be redirected to the assignment record.
The Quick View Bar
A useful tool when working with candidates is the 'quick view' bar. It can be utilized by right clicking on any of your candidates:
Use the 'quick bar' to log messages, view their resume, check out their story, and more. For more info about the quick view bar: Beyond - Quick View