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Application Questions: How do I configure my job application? (Custom Sections) (video)

Andrew -

Under HIRE, the Application Questions section allows the Administrator to configure the job application to meet the organization's needs.  

To access Application Questions at any time, follow this path: Settings. Select your organization. HIRE/Application Questions.

You will need to:

  • Turn default sections on or off.
  • Create and assign custom sections, if needed. 
  • Rearrange the order of the sections.

Please review Application Questions: How do I configure my job application? (Default Sections) before adding custom sections.  

 

To add a new General Section:

  • Click Add New
  • Select General Section as the Section Type.
  • Notice that you can create a Spanish version of the section. Important:  PeopleMatter will not translate this information for you; you will need to enter the text in Spanish if you choose to use this feature.
  • Enter Section Title.
  • Enter Description, if applicable.
  • Click the checkbox Hide section responses from hiring managers, if applicable. 
    • Click here to learn more about this checkbox.
  • Click Add a Question.
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  • The Add a Question window appears.  Notice that you can create a Spanish version of the question. Important:  PeopleMatter will not translate this information for you; you will need to enter the text in Spanish if you choose to use this feature.
    • Enter Text.
    • Use the drop-down to select Question Type:
      • Free Response
      • True or False - You can edit the default labels of True or False if needed.
      • Multiple Choice - You can click the checkbox to Allow Multiple Selections if needed.  Enter the selections you want to include.  Click Add Another Choice if you need additional options.
    • Select the Validation Type:
      • Optional.
      • Required.
      • Required, with opt-out option. (You can update the opt-out text.)
    • Click Save and Close.

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  • The question will save.  
  • Use Add a Question to enter additional questions if needed.
  • Click Save.
  • By default, PeopleMatter adds this section to the bottom of the application form. Drag and drop this section where you want it to appear on the overall job application.
  • Determine who will see this question on the job application.  
    • Everyone - All applicants for all positions will see this section.
    • Nobody - No applicants will see this section.
    • Custom - You can choose who sees this section, based on specific units or specific jobs.

 

To add a new Acknowledgement:

  • Click Add New
  • Select Acknowledgement as the Section Type.
  • Notice that you can create a Spanish version of the section. Important:  PeopleMatter will not translate this information for you; you will need to enter the text in Spanish if you choose to use this feature.
  • Enter Section Title.
  • Enter Description, if applicable.
  • Enter Acknowledgement Text.
  • Notice the checkbox for "Requires E-Signature."  If you check this box, the applicant will be required to enter their electronic signature when completing this section.


  • The acknowledgement will save.  
  • By default, PeopleMatter adds this section to the bottom of the application form. Drag and drop this section where you want it to appear on the overall job application.
  • Determine who will see this question on the job application.  
    • Everyone - All applicants for all positions will see this section.
    • Nobody - No applicants will see this section.
    • Custom - You can choose who sees this section, based on specific units or specific jobs.

 

 

For additional training regarding Application Questions, please view the Job Application Part 3 eLearning Lesson: 

 

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