Create and apply tags to talent pool relevant candidates
The system allows you to create and apply your own tags to candidates. If used correctly this is a really powerful feature, perfect for creating a talent pool.
Searching for tagged candidates
How many times do you think “What was the name of that candidate who was pipped at the post the last time we hired for this role?”
Many of our clients tag good interview candidates that they are not able to hire with a tag named something like “runner up at interview”. This allows them to easily search their database to bring back candidates with this tag applied.
They can then add extra keywords to narrow down the search, in this example it was a finance candidate, so we can also search for the keyword “excel”.
Tagging is all about applying extra information to a candidate’s record, something that is not searchable by a keyword. For example, if you interview a candidate and confirm that they are fluent in German, you can apply this tag as it is very difficult to search and confirm this by keyword.
Another example might be just to tag a candidate as ‘Hot’.
Hot candidates might be candidates with a great skill set/experience relevant to your business, but you do not yet have a position for them. You know these in-demand candidates are not going to hang around long, so you make sure you are paying attention to those on your ‘hot list’ and you are ready to quickly share a profile if you hear of a potential opportunity in your organisation.
Tags are prominent
Tags are normally applied to candidates you have interacted with or at the very least reviewed and identified as relevant. So tags can be really important. This is why in our new user interface update, which we released in Sept 2018, we decided to make tags much more visible.
Recruiter and Hiring Manager users now have tags highlighted to them when they are viewing an applicant record.
For our professional and premium edition users, we have taken tagging to the next level with automatic tagging.