Hiring goals help you optimize recruitment performance by tracking hiring progress against goals. Easily create goals per opening or in bulk, and visualize current and historic performance in Analytics.
Users must have admin or opening owner permissions to set or reset Hiring Goals. Contact your manager for assistance with obtaining these permissions, if you don't currently have them.
- General Definitions
- Set Hiring Goals
- Track Hiring Progress
- Reset or Deactivate Hiring Goals
- Hiring Progress in a Job Posting
- Assess Performance in Analytics
|Hiring Goal||The number of hires needed.|
|Hire By Date||The date by which hires must be made to meet the hiring goal. Hire By date ends at 11:59 p.m. in the opening’s time zone.|
|Goal Period||The time period from the date the goal was created to the Hire By date.|
|Past Due||The date a Hiring Goal expires. After this date a Hiring Goal needs to be reset.|
|Hire||An applicant is counted as “hired” the first time they transition into an opening’s Approved stage. Even if an applicant transitions out of the Approved stage, they will still be counted as a hire.|
This updated column on the Openings page represents all the applicants in the opening, excluding:
Set Hiring Goals
Hiring goals can be set on the Openings page at the individual opening level, or in bulk via CSV.
- On the Openings page, navigate to the desired opening and select Set Hiring Goal.
- In the Hiring Goal window, enter the Hiring Goal, number of hires needed, and Hire By Date, date by which they need to be hired, and select Save.
We will enter 100 hires needed for the purpose of example, and choose an end date.
- Select Save.
- From the Openings page, select Bulk Edit Settings and then choose Upload Hiring Goals via CSV from the dropdown menu.
- Drag and drop or select choose file to browse and select a .csv file directly from your computer. Your .csv file must include three columns:
a) Opening_ID : Only include Opening IDS for which you have admin or Opening Owner permissions.
To download a list of your Opening IDs, customize the Applicants by Opening Table under Analytics → Openings to add an “ID” column and download. Visit to learn more.
b) Hiring_Goal: Only positive integers are accepted.
c) Hire_By: Hire by dates must be in the future, in YYYY-MM-DD format.
Use the sample file to simplify your .csv set up.
Hiring Goals Sample
- Select Submit. You will receive an email once your import has been completed.
Track Hiring Progress
Once a goal is set, progress towards the goal can be monitored directly on the Openings page. As applicants transition into the Approved stage, the number of hires, as well as the number of hires needed will update in the Openings page.
- A Hiring Goal is set to 100 hires
- Since the goal was created, 2 applicants have transitioned into the Approved stage, so 2 have been hired
- The additional 98 hires needed, and number of days until the Hire By date (33 days) are reflected in the Hires Needed column.
- 81 applicants in the Pipeline have the potential to be converted to hires to help meet the goal; they have not yet been rejected, put on hold, or hired.
Reset or Deactivate Hiring Goals
You can reset your Hiring Goals at any time.
- Navigate to the Opening you'd like to reset or deactivate, select the three-dots icon, and choose Reset Hiring Goal from the dropdown menu.
If a goal is past due, select Reset directly in the Hiring Goal column.
- In Bulk via CSV: Upload a new file to reset the Opening's hiring goals.
- Via Applicant Table: Select Settings and choose Reset Hiring Goal.
- If you want to STOP tracking a Hiring Goal or Deactivate it for a particular opening, input 0 as the Hiring Goal.
We don't allow edits of existing goals at this time. Goals are always forward looking, so hiring goals are best used for near-term goals per your hiring needs to optimize your analytics.
Hiring Progress in a Job Posting
Assess Performance in Analytics
Visit Analytics - Hiring Goals to learn more about the Hiring Goals dashboard available in Analytics.