The recruitment general settings is where you can allow specific employees access to recruitment settings, create disqualification reasons and create custom sources.

Only employees with administrator or recruitment administrator access can follow these steps.

Recruitment administrators

If you make a specific employee a recruitment administrator they then have access to recruitment settings and reports.

  1. Click your name in the top right, then click Settings.
  2. On the settings menu click RECRUITMENT, then click General. 
  3. Under recruitment administrators, in the blank space type the name for the employee(s) you want to be the recruitment administrator(s).
  4. Click SAVE.

General settings

  1. Click your name in the top right, then click Settings.
  2. On the settings menu click RECRUITMENT, then click General. 

3. Here you can select three optional settings:

  • Force applicants to be moved through every stage in pipeline - When enabled, it is not possible for applicants to skip pipeline steps, and they must go through each one. This is useful if you want to make sure certain stage actions are triggered every time.
  • Allow to re-open completed position
  • Show 'Open positions' widget in dashboard for all employees - When enabled, a widget with a list of all open positions is shown for all employees in their dashboard.

4. Click SAVE.

Disqualification reasons

Disqualification reasons are used to explain why an applicant was not successful. You can edit what these are or create new reasons.

  1. Click your name in the top right, then click Settings.
  2. On the settings menu click RECRUITMENT, then click General. 
  3. Under Disqualification reasons, click ADD NEW.
  4. Name the reason, then click SAVE.

An example of a list of disqualification reasons

📌TIP: To edit a reason click on the pencil icon. To delete a reason click on the rubbish bin icon. To move the position of a reason, click and hold on the arrows icon, then drag it or down.

Custom sources

This is a list of origins of your applications. The source is shown in every applicant's profile. For example, an applicant may have been sourced from an employee referral, social media, or a recruitment agency etc.

📌TIP: Analysis of application sources can help a business plan and prioritise where to advertise or promote job vacancies in the future, as you can see which channels have been most effective. 

Only employees with administrator or recruitment administrator access can follow these steps:

  1. Click your name in the top right, then click Settings.
  2. On the settings menu click RECRUITMENT, then click General. 
  3. Under Custom sources, click ADD NEW.
  4. Name the source, then click SAVE.

📌TIP: To edit a source click on the pencil icon. To delete a source click on the rubbish bin icon.

Custom sources will show up in a dropdown when adding employees manually:

Create a unique source URL

  1. On the main menu, click RECRUITMENT
  2. Click on the POSITIONS tab.
  3. Either click ADD POSITION for a new position or click on an existing position and click the ✏️ icon to edit.
  4. On the menu on the left of the position window, click VISIBILITY.
  5. Scroll to the bottom to find Unique sources section. Click Add new source:

Give it a name (which will appear in the report), enter the desired keyword in unique link field which will appear at the end of the default shareable link, then click SAVE:

Click on the Copy to Clipboard icon on the right hand side and you are ready to paste your unique source URL in your LinkedIn job post:

With CakeHR you can look at the sources report at any time.

For further help on set up, go to our Welcome hub.

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