Requisition and Applicant Preferences - Requisition Custom Fields

The Requisition Custom Fields section enables you to add "Position" OU Type custom fields that are configured in Custom Field Administration. The custom fields display on the General step when creating/editing a job requisition template or job requisition. The fields can also be used as tags in offer letters, job ads, and Recruiting and Offer Letter emails.

To access Requisition Preferences, go to Admin > Tools > Recruit > Requisition and Applicant Preferences.

Add Custom Field

To add an OU custom field:

  1. Click the plus icon to the right of the section name. This opens the Select Requisition Custom Field pop-up. The pop-up displays all "Position" OU Type custom fields that are available to you. If a custom field has already been selected, it does not display in the pop-up. You can also narrow the list by using the keyword search option.
  2. Click the name of the custom field. This adds the custom field, closing the pop-up.

Create Custom Field

You can create a new custom field from within the Select Requisition Custom Field pop-up. To create a new custom field, click the New Custom Field button in the pop-up. This opens the Custom Field Administration > Organizational Units > Define Field page. See Custom Field Admin - Organizational Units.

Reorder Fields

You can reorder the fields by dragging and dropping them to the desired position. If the fields are not reordered, they display on the job requisition template or job requisition in the order in which they are added to Requisition Preferences.

Requisition Custom Fields Table

The following columns display in the Requisition Custom Fields table:

  • Name - The name of the custom field.
  • Type - The value selected in the Type field in OU Custom Field Administration.
  • Tag Name - This column displays the tag for the custom field. Requisition custom fields are not available as tags in offer letters, job ads, and Recruiting emails unless a tag name is defined. All tag names automatically begin with CUSTOM., which cannot be modified. Adding a tag for custom fields is not required. Each tag name must be unique.
  • Read-Only - This field is unchecked by default. When unchecked, the requisition custom field can be modified when used in a requisition. When checked, the field cannot be modified when creating and editing job requisitions and requisition requests. Note: Even if the custom field is defined as read-only, the value in the field can still be modified when configuring requisition templates and default requisition templates.
  • Required - The box in the Required column is checked by default. Unchecking the box makes the field optional, but the field still displays on the General step when creating/editing a job requisition template or job requisition.
  • Options - The following options display in the Options column:
    • Edit - Click the Edit icon to add or edit the tag name.
      • Add Tag Name - If the custom field does not yet have a tag name, then clicking the Edit icon opens the Edit Tag Name pop-up. The Name field displays the name of the custom field.
      • To add a tag, enter the tag name in the Email Tag field, up to 50 characters. The tag must be entered in all capital letters, with a period after each word except the last word. The field accepts all characters.

        Once the tag is entered, click Save. This adds the tag to the Tag Name column, with "CUSTOM." at the beginning of the tag. Then, click Submit to save the tag to the Requisition Preferences page.

      • Edit Tag Name - If the custom field already has a tag name, then clicking the Edit icon opens a warning pop-up that indicates editing the tag name affects all areas in which the tag is currently used. Click No to cancel the edit action and close the pop-up.
      • Click Yes to edit the tag name. This opens the Edit Tag Name pop-up. Enter the changes in the Email Tag field. Once the changes are entered, click Save. This updates the tag in the Tag Name column. Then, click Submit to save the update to the Requisition Preferences page.

        Note: When changes are made to a requisition custom field tag name in Custom Field Administration, the system does not automatically update the tag name in areas of the system where the tag is being used. The tag name must be manually updated to the new tag name in all places in which the tag appears.

    • Delete - The Delete icon displays if the custom field has never been selected on a job a requisition template. Deleting a custom field removes it from all existing requisition templates.