In addition to custom application forms, custom surveys can be included for candidates to complete immediately after they submit their application. Survey responses are always anonymous and optional, so they cannot be used to assess candidates.
- The application form is the best spot for questions that are not anonymous and will be used to screen and evaluate candidates or personalize the hiring process.
- Surveys are the best spot for D&I post-application questions or things like demographic information or feedback about your company and hiring process, which will not be used for evaluating the applicant's candidacy.
For example, suppose your job requires candidates to have a certain level of education and they will be evaluated based on that. In that case, you should consider including that question on the application form.
If your company wants to collect demographic information about candidates' backgrounds without evaluating them based on it, then a survey question is the best option.