Every company has a different process when it comes to screening Applicants. Even within a company, the same position may differ depending on location. To lend more flexibility and customizability, Fountain offers many different Stage types (from a questionnaire to a background check, scheduler, teaching tool, document signing tool, etc.).

What's Covered


Types of Stages 

Stage Type Functionality

Background Check or ID Scan

Integrations with Accurate,Checkr and others 

Applicants complete a consent form and continue with their application.

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


A customizable blank page with an optional "click to advance" link that will advance the Applicant to the next stage.

Use Cases: Welcome or informational stage with click to advance link. A holding stage for where Applicants can't advance until a User manually moves them, usually after reviewing their application.

Data Collection

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

Document Signing

Usage fee applies

Applicants complete and sign designated areas of the document. Users may pre-fill fields with Merge Fields that pull in responses from Applicant questions. Users may also pre-fill signatures on a PDF or sing the document after an Applicant signed.

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

Email to PDF

Applicants can use this stage to send a PDF of a document they need to review.

Use Cases: Send a copy of terms and conditions for review, an onboarding document for completion, etc.


Add-on feature. Can be used with E-Verify integration

Applicants use this stage to digitally complete an I9 form for verification. 


Integration with Lessonly or Northpass

Online lessons and quizzes.

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


A versatile stage type that holds several 'sub-stages' that can be completed in any order by Applicants. This allows applicants to complete multiple steps in a single stage of the application.

Use Cases: Complete verification and data collection steps seamlessly, process multiple documents for collection while an internal review is underway, etc.

Personality Assessment 

Integration with Traitify

The applicant completes a 2-minute image-based behavior assessment. A fit score is generated based on a pre-set benchmark of traits that are regarded as successful for the position you're screening for.

Use Cases: Quickly select for an Applicant's ideal personality fit to minimize attrition in the future.


Applicants select a time slot based on the availability you have added to the session calendar.

Use Cases: In-person or phone interview; orientation; pick-up gear.


Add-on feature

Applicants sign a 'Text-Version' of a simple PDF document that can be emailed.

Note: Unlike the 'Document Signature' stage type, it does not render with the original document format and only supports a single-signature.

Video Recording

Usage fee applies

Applicants respond to a written prompt with a video recording. They may record this video at any time upon landing in the stage but within the allotted recording time limit (we suggest setting this no longer than 30 seconds).

Use Cases: Replaces a phone screen or interview.


Add-on feature 


Applicants digitally complete their W4 (federal and state options).


Stage Settings

Each stage type has its own configurations specific to the function of the stage and these are highlighted in each Stage's article. However, the following are capabilities that every stage type has:


 Ready to add some Stages?

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

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  • you are the worst company that any company could partner for 3 months I try to finish my registration I have already sent several emails and nothing my email is gentlema.doceria@gmail.com the company bag has been at my house for months and you do not complete the my registration and no matter how many emails I sent, it only sends ready-made answers that do not help and nothing and end the conversation and a real shame for the company to do this with the candidate


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