In this guide we’ll be taking a closer look at the Reporting section of your recruiter account. We’ve designed the reports in this area to help you gain a better understanding of your jobs’ performance, providing you with insights that can help you take proactive steps to improve your response whilst your jobs are live.
Time frame selector
The first place to look in your Reporting area is the time frame selector at the very top right. Any reports that appear on this page are determined by the dates you select here, whether this be the last few days or looking back over months of historic data. You can select from the preset time frames or set your own custom date range.
In addition, once you’ve run a report for your chosen dates, you can download the report here in either PDF, CSV or Excel format via the Download button.
The very top of your Reporting area displays your recruitment pipeline. This shows you how many applicants your jobs received during your selected timeframe, as well as how many applicants were moved to each stage of your pipeline during this time (screening, interview, hired and rejected).
This allows you to keep track of how many applicants are successfully progressing through to the latter stages of your recruitment process. This can help you gain a better understanding of how well your jobs are attracting relevant, qualified candidates, and may allow you to spot if there are any stages of the process that are experiencing problems that may need addressing.
This table sits just underneath your recruitment pipeline, and is designed to give you a snapshot of when the busiest periods have been during your selected time frame, in terms of how many applications you’ve received. Depending on the time frame you’ve selected, this graph will show your applications either day-by-day, week-by-week or month-by-month.
For example, if you look back over the last 7 days, the graph will show your applications for each day. If you choose to look back over the last 30 days, with this being a larger time frame, the graph will display your applications on a week-by-week level. And if you choose to look back over the past 12 months, the graph will display your applications on a month-by-month level.
We recommend keeping an eye on this graph and taking regular looks back over your recent performance across a variety of time periods, as this can help you build up a picture of when the most popular times of the week, month and year are for your jobs. This can help you make more informed decisions on when to post your jobs in order to gain the most applications, and can give you a deeper level of context as to the potential seasonal trends affecting your jobs’ performance.
To the right of your applications table, this section tracks the rate at which the views on your jobs are converting into applications; for example, if your jobs had received 100 views during your selected period, and 25 applications had come from these 100 views, your application rate would be 25%.
This section also provides you with a percentage change compared to the previous period; for example, if you’ve chosen to look back over the last 7 days, this percentage change will show how your current application rate has increased or decreased compared to the previous 7 days. This can help you monitor your performance trends more closely, allowing you to take action if you see any sharp drops in your application rate.
To the right of the application rate section you’ll find your performance comparison. This acts as a benchmark for you to compare your jobs’ performance with other similar jobs on the site, giving you more context as to how your jobs are performing in relation to other recruiters in the industry.
This section is based on your application rate, and provides you with a percentile to give you an idea of whether the views on your jobs are converting into applications at a similar rate to other jobs on the site.
This is designed to give you the peace of mind in knowing that even throughout various fluctuations in performance, other recruiters may be experiencing the same due to wider seasonal or industry trends.
On the other hand, if you can see your jobs are consistently converting significantly below the average, it can help prompt you to investigate why this may be and address any potential issues with your adverts.
At the bottom of your reporting area you’ll find the jobs table, which allows you to get into ultra-close detail regarding your jobs’ conversion, and determine what specific factors could be contributing to any potential performance issues you may have spotted. We’ll go into more detail on how to get the most out of the information in this table in the next guide.
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