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Introduction to Requisition Approvals
Introduction to Requisition Approvals
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Introduction to Requisition approvals

Need approval from a supervisor or hiring manager before creating a job offer? Requisition approvals are here to help!

What are requisition approvals?

Before creating a job offer to share with the world, there is a very first step that takes place internally in any company: getting approval for a new position or replacement in your team.

Typically, a hiring manager creates and files a requisition by filling in all the required information and submitting the request. This request is then examined by supervisors, stakeholders, the HR department, etc.

Once a requisition is approved, the recruitment process can begin!

How are jobs and requisitions different?

Job offers and requisition approvals are both crucial parts of the recruitment process. They both have different goals and formats.

A job offer:

  • is published on your careers site, job boards, or internally.

  • describes all the skills required for the job.

  • has to be attached to an approved requisition unless you don’t have Requisition approvals enabled.

  • can be edited at any time, even after being published. Technically, it is also possible to override data from the approved requisition it is attached to, but we don’t recommend doing that!

💡 If you are using the same open job to hire multiple people, you can request additional requisitions for the same job.

A requisition:

  • is solely an internal document, not destined to be shared with candidates. It is necessary in the process of getting approval from superiors for a new position or replacement in a team.

  • is generally created by a hiring manager in charge of gathering the necessary requirements for the requisition like budget, salary, number of hires, etc. The hiring manager uses a requisition to get approval for the new job opening.
    💡Requisitions can be submitted months before a job is even published, making it useful for creating long-term hiring plans.

  • is a useful tool for tracking the whole recruitment process. It includes all requirements, notes, potential files, assigned jobs and candidates. It is a good place to check how many people still need to be hired to fill the requisition.

  • needs to be both created and approved in order for a job offer to be published.

  • can be assigned to multiple jobs, if necessary. This can be useful if you choose to perform A/B testing on job offers, for example.

Now that you know what requisitions are, you can start enabling them!

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