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Customize default hiring process

Included in:
  • SmartStart
  • SmartRecruit


All SmartRecruiters accounts have a default hiring process. Admins can customize the default hiring process by adding or removing steps from the library of standard steps, adding your own custom steps, and reordering the sequence of steps. When you add, remove or reorder steps, the changes will apply across your SmartRecruiters account, including Analytics. 

To customize a hiring process:

  1. On the Settings / Admin page, click Hiring Process in the Configuration list.
  2. Click Edit above the hiring process. EditProcess.png
  3. Add a step by clicking Add Step above a stage to open a list of available steps for that stage. Choose one, or click Add Step in the list to create a custom step. Screen Shot 2016-12-15 at 11.53.27 AM.png
  4. Remove a step by clicking x in the upper corner of a step.
  5. Reorder the step by clicking on the bottom of a step and dragging it forward or backward in the current sequence. 

Click Save when finished.


  1. How many hiring processes can I create? There is a maximum limit of 120 hiring processes that can be created.
  2. Can we rename existing hiring steps?  No, you can only add, remove and re-order hiring steps.
  3. What happens to my reports in Report Builder when I remove a hiring step?  Existing reports which have the removed step already configured will not be removed.  If this step no longer exists in any other hiring process, users will not be able to see this step when creating new reports.