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Job Setup

The Cognisess platform provides numerous features and customisation options when setting up jobs. These allow you to tailor the candidate experience for each hire, and the scale and type of data captured during the hiring process.

This section is about initial creation of a job, and configuration of a job activity set to facilitate data capture and support your hiring activity. For information about tailoring your job listing and associated job details for advertising purposes, please refer to the Job Advertisement section of the user guide.

The job activities you require your candidates to complete can be configured across three stages:

  • Opening Bookends
  • Assessments
  • Closing Bookends

The opening and closing bookend stages provide an opportunity to collect important profile information about a candidate, request the upload of any required documentation, or to convey information to the candidate about the hiring or assessment process.

Please Note: Inclusion of either bookend stage is not mandatory, but their use is advised for a good candidate experience.

The assessments stage allows you to tailor the specific assessments to be completed by the candidate. You have complete autonomy over which assessments are applied to the activity set, but these are generally selected to measure job-related attributes, to facilitate effective hiring decisions using the candidate analysis and benchmarking tools available on the platform.

Please Note: Applying the correct assessments to the job phase activity set is vital to ensure sufficient data is available to fully utilise the benchmarking tools available on the platform.

Once created, you can template job configurations for future cloning. A useful tool if you have jobs that you hire for frequently, or where you have multiple jobs with similar attribute and skill requirements. You can also clone individual jobs where only a single copy is required, again removing the overhead of recreating the job.

Please Note: Created jobs are considered “Inactive” by default, to ensure no jobs are made public without direct input from an organisation admin, ensuring that you maintain full control over when jobs are made accessible to jobseekers.

The following “how to” guides are included in this section: