Every company has a different application process when it comes to hiring, even within a company, the same position may differ depending on location. To give you more flexibility and customizability, Fountain provides 8 different types of Stages (from screening to onboarding actions such as questionnaires, lessons, and document signing) to build your hiring workflow so it's specific to your hiring needs.

What's Covered


Types of Stages 

Stage Type Functionality
Data Collection

Applicants can upload documents and/or respond to questions (multiple choice, dropdown, checkbox, date picker questions, open text box)


A versatile blank page with optional "click to advance" link that will proceed the applicant to the next stage.

Use Cases: Welcome or information stage with click to advance link, a holding stage for manual reviews where applicants can't move forward until a team member manually moves them


Integration with Lessonly or Northpass

Online lessons and quizzes.

Use Cases: In-depth orientation about job or tutorial for your app

Personality Assessment 

Integration with Traitify

The applicant completes a 2-minute image-based behavior assessment, and a fit score is generated based on a pre-set benchmark of traits that will be successful for the positions you're hiring for.

Use Cases: Quickly identify personality fit to minimize attrition in the future.

Video Recording

Usage fee applies

Applicants respond to your set of questions in the amount of time you set in a video.

Use Cases: Serves as phone screen or interview.

Document Signing

Usage fee applies

Applicants can sign and fill out designated areas of the document. You can also pre-fill out parts of the form with merge fields from the applicant profile or opening.

Use Cases: Agreement/contracts, W9 tax forms, release forms

Background Check

Integration with Checkr or Accurate.

The applicant will be asked to fill out a consent form for a background check.

Use Cases: Collect the consent now and run checks later or immediately. Run the Vehicle Driving Record (MVR) and Criminal Background Check together or separately.


The applicant will be asked to choose a time slot based on the availability you have added to the session calendar.

Use Cases: Scheduling for orientation, pick-up gear, phone screen or in-person interview.


Stage Settings

Each stage type will have it's own set of configurations that is specific and unique to the function of the stage, which are highlighted in the article about that stage type. However, here are the common capabilities that every stage types have and can be configured:


 Ready to add some Stages?

Check out the article on how to add stages to your Opening's workflow.

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