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2273459 - “Error while sending emails” While Referring a Candidate - Recruiting Management


When referring a candidate to a job using Refer Friend to Job, the system throws the following error while hitting "Send" button.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Career Site, pick a Requisition
  2. In Select Action dropdown, click in Refer Friend to Job button
  3. Fill out the mandatory information and hits "Send"


According to the Implementation Guide, to enable Employee Referral, the Recruiting Triggers "Employee Referral Programme Candidate added to General pool notification", "Employee Referral Program Candidate referred to a job requisition (new candidate)", and/or "Employee Referral Program Candidate referred to a job requisition (existing candidate)" are not configured, and they are required. Therefore, the fact of having the trigger disable, could cause unexpected behaviors.


Please, refer to the Implementation Guide, under Enabling and Configuring Employee Referral section, to check all the necessary configurations to have Employee Referral: Enabling and Configuring Employee Referral.

NOTE: Please be advised that despite of the error saying the email wasn't sent, the candidate profile could be created without the resume document attached.

See Also

Implementation Guide - Enabling and Configuring Employee Referral


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