Questionnaires are sets of one or more custom questions that you'll present to candidates – either during the initial candidate application process or at later stages. 

For example you can:

  • Send candidates a test in your email communication with them.
  • Survey candidates about their interview experience to gain valuable insights into your talent acquisition strategy.
  • Or send candidates a set of screening questions instead of email templates.

How to create a questionnaire

First, create a new questionnaire

Go to 'settings' and select, 'Questionnaires'. 

Add a new Questionnaire by clicking the blue + Add New link. Name your Questionnaire. Then, for each question, enter your question and optional question description in the fields provided to complete your Questionnaire.

Note: There is no limit to the number of questionnaires you can add.

For each question, you can choose from seven different response types in the drop-down.

Note: you can also let candidates attach a file and include a infobox on top of the questionnaire for a more descriptive introduction. For instance: when you are sending over a assignment.

Once you have created your survey(s), you can insert them when emailing with prospective candidates.

Note: Whenever you follow a candidate, you will receive a notification once they have filled in the questionnaire. 

Question response types

Video answer
One-way video answers give you plenty of ways to get to know your candidates early on in the hiring process. Asking a candidate to answer a question with a video is as easy as choosing Video Answer as the question response type.

Text
Text responses are perfect for short form questions. These should be used when you're expecting responses from one word to a couple sentences.

Yes or No
These should be used when you're asking closed questions, such as whether a candidate will require a Visa or has a drivers license.

Multiple Choice
With a multiple choice response, the candidate will select the best possible answer out of the options you provide. 

Drop-down

Drop-down responses allow candidates to select all categories that apply.

Sending questionnaires

Currently you can quickly access your questionnaires from 4 different views:

Mailbox
When creating a new email you can insert your Questionnaire link into the email to an candidate. The questionnaire will only be "fillable" when an email address is connected to a candidate in Recruitee.

Candidate profile
You can send an email, including a questionnaire, directly from a Candidate's profile.

Candidates
Search for a specific set of candidates and select 1 or more candidates to send them an email which includes your questionnaire.

Job pipelines
Click "bulk actions" and select 1 or more candidates to send them an email.

Ideas for questionnaires

There are many powerful ways you can send Questionnaires to specific candidates. Here are just a few ideas to get you started: 

Gather feedback from your candidates

Send a interview experience survey

If you’d like to survey candidates that came in for an interview and get qualitative feedback from them, you can send them a survey. You can ask your candidates about how they were being kept in the loop at every stage or ask for improvements on your overall recruiting process.

Then, armed with this data you can improvements to your talent acquisition strategy.

Test critical thinking with an assignment

You can send promising candidates an assignment. For example, you can introduce the assignment with a infobox and have candidates upload their assignment to have it stored in their candidate profile.

What’s next? 

Go ahead and send your first questionnaires to candidates now 🎉

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