SmartRecruiters Blog

The Importance of Being Earnest When Rating Candidates

Check out the improvements we have made to the candidate rating functionality! We made it cleaner and more responsive to your actions, so that it’s easier for you to save and share feedback with your hiring team. Here are the 4 main changes:

1. You can decide whether you want to rate a candidate with or without a review. Select a star rating if you want to rate quickly or accompany the rating by a review. Click “Save” to save you rating or rating + review.

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2. As you type in your review, the review box will expand. Now, you can see your entire review without having to scroll back and forth.

3. When you click the “Save” button, you will immediately see your review appearing under the “Reviews” tab, and the count of reviews on that tab will update automatically. Looking at the “Reviews” tab is a great way to compare your own review to what other people say about that candidate. Some of our users had been confused as to the location of the newly submitted review.

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4. As always, your candidate rating will be shown to members of your hiring team on their HireLoop, but now we show review + rating in a single feed story to make your HireLoop feed cleaner.

We are looking forward to hearing your feedback on the new candidate rating and review functionality. What else can we do to make it easier for you and your colleagues to hire as a team?

Natalia Baryshnikova

Product manager working in SaaS with a consumer tech approach. She believes "it's not done until the user is happy," and has experience doing business in Central and Eastern Europe, China, Singapore, New Zealand and South Africa.