Pre-screening Questions as Filters on Manage Candidates

With this enhancement, on the Manage Candidates page, recruiters can create pre-screening questions and filter candidates based on the answers to these questions.

Pre-screen filtering supports the following question types:

  • Multiples choices, single answer
  • Multiple choice, multiple answer
  • Date
  • Numeric
  • Yes/No
  • True/False

To create pre-screening question filters:

  1. Go to Recruit > Manage Candidates.
  2. In the Prescreening Questions section, click Add question.

  1. Search for, and select pre-screening questions.
  2. Provide options and answers for each question.
  3. Click Apply.

The Manage Candidates page refreshes and displays only candidates that match the selected pre-screening criteria. The selected questions and their options appear in the Prescreening Questions area.

Starter Guide

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  • Free-format text (Essay), Free form (short text), and Title and instructions are not supported as pre-screening filters.
  • When searching for a question to add as filter, you will only be able to find questions that have been answered by the candidates that you are currently viewing on the Manage Candidate page.
  • If you add several questions as filter, the candidates shown are those matching all requirements.


This functionality is automatically enabled for all organizations using the Recruiting module.


The following existing permissions apply to this functionality:

Applicants: Add/Move to Requisition

Grants ability to add or move applicants to requisitions the applicant did not apply for. This permission can be constrained by OU, User's OU, and Grade.

Applicants: Comments - Manage

Grants ability to view and manage comments for applicants.

This permission also defines whether comments posted when an interviewer submits an interview recommendation are posted to the Comments section on the Applicant Profile tab. Note: Interview recommendation comments for interviewers who have this permission display on the Applicant Profile tab. For interviewers who do not have this permission, the comments do not display on the Applicant Profile tab.

Applicants: Comments - View Grants ability to view comments for applicants. Recruiting
Applicants: Status Change Grants ability to change applicant status for any applicant to whom the user already has access. This permission cannot be constrained. Recruiting
Requisition: Manage Grants ability to access and manage all requisitions regardless of ownership (constraints permitting). This permission also grants read-only access to the Applicant Review tab when creating or editing a job requisition. This permission can be constrained by OU, User's OU, and Grade. Recruiting
Requisition: Owner

Enables owner to access requisitions and applicants for requisitions for which they are an owner. This permission also grants read-only access to video interviews that are completed by applicants via HireVue. For portals with Referral Suite enabled, this permission also enables requisition owners to edit the referral source on the Applicant Profile page. This permission cannot be constrained.

Note: This is a dynamically assigned permission that is not available in Security Role Administration. If the user is removed as an owner, the permission is revoked for the associated requisition. This permission cannot be manually assigned. Also, if a user has both the permission necessary to manage requisitions and be a requisition owner, the constraints of the Requisition: Manage permission overrule those of the Requisition: Owner permission. For requisition owners that do not also have permission to manage requisitions, only certain fields are editable when editing a requisition.