Redesign: Fountain landing page

Intro to the new landing page design

You will notice that the top navigation bar in your Fountain account looks a little different than what you're used to. More specifically...

From this:

To this:

This article will walk you through our most recent product update, which introduces a new Jobs Menu, as well as three new concepts: Positions, Locations, and Openings.

For starters, the new Jobs Menu will be where you can find all of your old positions (now called Openings, but more on this in a bit!). The Applicants and Sessions pages are still right where you would expect to find them in the main navigation bar, but Screening, Posthire, and Reports have been moved to this icon towards the right, next to Messenger:

Now, moving onto the three new concepts! With our new product update, what we previously defined as a Position is now called an Opening, and the term "Position" has a new meaning altogether (see below). When you combine a Position and Location, it creates an Opening.

What is a Position?

 A Position is essentially a job type or template to use for Openings. A Position determines the Opening's:

  • Position Description
  • Position Requirements
  • Application Form

An example of a Position would be a Delivery Driver or Cashier.

To add a new Position:

  1. Hover over 'Jobs' in the main nav, and select 'Positions.'
  2. Click the blue 'Add Position' button:
  3. Fill out the details for your new Position; this includes Position Name and application form (job description and requirements + questions to ask applicants).
  4. Hit the blue 'Save' button at the bottom of the page, and you're all set!

What is a Location? What is a Location Group?

On the other hand, a Location determines the Opening's:

  • Address
  • Country
  • Time Zone
  • Language
  • Brand
  • SMS Number

An example of a Location would be San Francisco, CA (city) or Southern California (region), but you can set up Locations however you would like!

To add a new Location:

  1. Hover over 'Jobs' in the main nav, and select 'Locations.'

  2. Click on the blue 'Add Location' button.
  3. Fill out the details for your new Location; this includes Location Name, Location Owner, Address, Country, Time Zone, Language, Brand, and SMS Number.
    1. If your Location is not associated with a physical address, you can click the 'Remote' checkbox under the map.
  4. Hit the blue 'Save' button at the bottom of the page, and you're all set!

You can also place Locations into different Location Groups. You can think of Location Groups as folders used for organizing Locations.

For example, if you had two Locations (San Francisco and Los Angeles), you could place them into a "California" Location Group.

To add a new Location Group:

  1. Hover over 'Jobs' in the main nav, and select 'Locations.'

  2. Click the blue 'Add Group' button.

  3. Name your Position Group and assign a Group owner.
  4. Hit the blue 'Save' button and you're all set!

You can then move a Location into a Location Group via the Actions button:

What is an Opening?

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, what we used to call a position is now called an Opening.

Together, a Position and Location make an Opening -- you will be asked to select a Position and Location in order to add a new Opening. So, if your Position is "Delivery Driver" and your Location is "San Francisco," your Opening would be "San Francisco - Delivery Driver."

Each Opening has its own Opening Details and Hiring Workflow that you can customize to fit your needs. You can view the workflow of and applicants residing in each Opening in the Applicants view.

To add a new Opening:

  1. Hover over 'Jobs' in the main nav, and select 'Openings.'

  2. Click the blue 'Add Opening' button.

  3. Select the Position and Location for your new Opening.
  4. Fill out the Opening Details; this includes Employment Type, Pay Rate, Opening Owner, whether you will be using an external application form or not, as well as advanced settings.
    1. You can also mark the Opening as Active (visible to applicants in your Jobs Directory) or Inactive (hidden from applicants in your Jobs Directory).
  5. If you added a new Position at the beginning of this flow, you will then be prompted to build your application form.
  6. If you selected an existing Position to use for your new Opening, you will then be prompted to either create a new workflow or clone an existing workflow.


What is the Jobs Directory?

The last thing to note in the new Jobs Menu is the Jobs Directory, which has replaced the Public Directory. This is where you can easily access a public-facing list of all of your active Openings. Feel free to link to it from your website's Careers page!

If you have any further questions regarding this, please feel free to send us an email at

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