Keeping Track of Your Recruitment Campaigns Is Now Easier Than Ever With :Recruit’s New Feature
2 minutes | Posted 17 February, 2022

Introducing :Recruit’s New Feature: Job Status

Users of Scout Talent’s :Recruit recruitment software system, will be familiar with how to set candidate statuses. For non-users, the candidate status feature gives you insight into a particular candidate’s progress through the recruitment campaign process in terms of a specific vacancy. The candidate status feature enables you to set the status of your candidates to ‘applied’, ‘interview booked’, and so on to track candidates throughout recruitment.

In contrast, the new job statuses feature visualises the progress of all your current vacancies and helps you track your progress throughout the recruitment process. The feature tracks whether an open vacancy is “advertising’ or at the ‘screening’ stage. Once closed, you can indicate that you’re ‘conducting checks’, getting ‘approval from higher ups’, or have ‘offered the role’ to a candidate.

What’s the difference between the ‘state’ and ‘status’ of a job in :Recruit?

The state of a job refers to whether it’s drafted, saved, published, closed, or unpublished. 

  • The draft and unpublished states are when your job ad is being crafted and is only visible to internal team members.
  • The published state makes your job ad live, allowing candidates to find it on job boards and submit applications.
  • The closed state means that candidates can see the job online but can’t apply for it.
  • The unpublished state completely removes the job from the internet, meaning it cannot be seen nor applied for.

For each state, there are a series of statuses that can be created and assigned to reflect your recruitment campaign workflow. A job’s status reflects the major stages in the hiring process that candidates must move through before an appointment is made.

So, for example, a ‘published’ job (state) may be ‘screening’ (status), which means all candidates are being screened at that time. Say, then, that you’re satisfied with your talent pool. You may ‘close’ the job (state) and start ‘interviewing’ candidates (status).

Tailored to suit your tracking needs

When you enable the new ‘status’ feature, our team works with you to determine what states and statuses you need to suit the way your team works. Whether you want really granular data or a high-level overview, we tailor your Job Statuses to suit your needs.

With a defined selection of statuses, you can track and therefore report on every change you make to a job’s status. Thus, you gain insight into your recruitment workflow and can easily identify bottlenecks for improvement.

Moreover, you can filter all your vacancies, open or closed, based on a particular status or state. For example, you can filter all jobs that are currently ‘advertising’, versus ‘screening’. For closed vacancies, you can filter all jobs that are in the ‘interview’ stage, for example, or ‘awaiting approval from management’.

Activate your Job Statuses today

This new feature is available from Wednesday 16 February 2022. To enable it within your :Recruit software, reach out to your account executive today or email

If you’re interested in adopting recruitment software, learn more about Scout Talent :Recruit here, or submit the form below to book a software demo.