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, 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 evaluate the candidate or personalize the hiring process for them.
- Surveys are the best spot for 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, if your job post requires the candidate to have a certain level of education and candidates will be evaluated based on that, you should consider including that question on the application form.
If your company does not evaluate candidates based on education, but does want to collect that demographic information to the backgrounds of candidates who apply, then a survey question is the best option.