In this article, see how to create and associate requisitions with jobs you need to fill. Also, learn how to clone, edit and delete existing requisitions in your account.
Creating a requisition
To create a requisition (or a group of requisitions), select the Hiring Plan tab on the Jobs dashboard, then click Create a new requisition in the upper right. You'll need individual requisitions for each individual candidate you plan to hire and a requisition must always be associated with a job.
Adding a draft requisition
From the Hiring Plan dashboard, click Add a Draft Requisition at the bottom of the requisitions list to store basic details about a requisition. This can include requisition code, title, department, location and plan date.
Return to the Hiring Plan dashboard at any time to complete the draft and officially create the requisition.
Once you create a new requisition you have the ability to either create and use a brand new job or link to an existing job. Be very cautious to select the correct option based on your needs.
Use a new job
This option should be used only if none of your existing jobs are suitable for filling this req. If you have already an existing job for this opening use the second option (link to an existing job).
Once you select to use a new job upon creating a requisition, you will be prompted to fill in some basic job details such as job title and location. A Draft job will automatically be created, which you can edit and publish at your convenience.
Link to an existing job
If you choose to associate with an existing job, a dropdown menu will appear listing the jobs that you have access to:
- For Super Admins, all jobs
- For Recruiting Admins and Hiring Managers, jobs they are on the hiring team for or jobs in their department/location
After defining the job, add the details of the requisition, including the headcount. If you are hiring 5 people for the same job with the same requisition details, set the headcount to 5.
Along with the requisition code, job title and location, there are a few other mandatory fields.
- Hiring Manager: the hiring decision-maker, the person that the new hire will report to
- Requisition Owner: the person responsible for finding the right candidate
- Plan Date: the month when the hired candidate is planned to start
If one or more Hiring managers/Requisition owners are not showing up under the dropdown list click here for more insights.
Finally, add any extra details you've included from your requisition settings. Click the Review Requisition button when you're ready to proceed.
For the last step, review the details you just entered and initiate the approval workflow. Click Send Requisition for Approval.
The requisition details will be sent to each approval group in order. If the requisition is approved by all groups, the requisition creator, Requisition Owner and Hiring Manager are notified right away.
If the requisition is not approved, the requisition creator, Requisition Owner and Hiring Manager are notified and will be able to update the details of the requisition from the Hiring Plan tab. The requisition details can then be sent out again for approval.
After the requisition is created and approved, a Super Admin or Requisition Owner needs to open it in order to indicate that it is actively being worked on and hiring has commenced.
Important: If you don't open a requisition it will not be available for usage when moving a candidate to the Hired stage.
Navigate to the Hiring Plan dashboard and click the three dots at the right of the requisition you wish to open to reveal the options. Click on Open requisition to change its status.
A unique requisition is required for each candidate that you hire. If you are hiring 8 people for a Sales Representative role you'll need 8 requisitions.
To clone a requisition, locate the requisition in the dashboard and click the three dots to the right. Select Clone Requisition.
A form will appear where you can review and edit the requisition details. Proceed through the review and send the requisition for approval when ready.
Important: When you clone a requisition it's linked to the original job; in case this job is archived you can either create a new requisition from scratch or contact us to change the associated job with an active one.
If you've entered the wrong information when creating a requisition, or something has changed and you need to update it, you can click the three dots and select Edit Requisition.
If you edit a field that requires reapproval (e.g. salary budget changes might be marked to require approval), then the req's approval workflow will initiate. The approvers will receive an email and inbox item that enables them to see the fields that have been edited as well as what was the previous value. The change will only be finalized once the approval workflow is complete.
Edits to fields that do not require reapproval can be made any time.
Please note that some fields, such as the job title, department, location, and code are not editable in the requisition. If you need to change those values, contact us for assistance.
Putting requisitions on hold
You can put a requisition on hold if you are pausing your hiring for a while. Open requisitions can only be put on hold by Super Admins or Requisition Owners. To put a requisition on hold, click on the three dots menu and select Put requisition on hold from the list of options.
You can still view, clone, cancel, delete and of course resume a requisition that is put on hold. To re-open the requisition later on follow the same process, this time selecting Resume requisition.
If something has changed, and you need to adjust your Hiring plan and delete a requisition, you can do so by clicking the three dots menu as above and selecting Delete Requisition.
Note: Filled requisitions cannot be deleted. If you have marked a requisition as filled by mistake, please contact support to help you correct the issue.