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2518070 - Referrer is not receiving emails when referred candidate is moved through the candidate pipeline


The Referrer is not getting an email when a referral candidate is submitted and moved through the pipeline. The Candidate receives an email but the referrer does not.

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Reproducing the Issue


  1. Employee referral is correctly set up in the Production system as per all the requirements.
  2. In the recruiting email triggers, all the 3 triggers related to Employee referral should be enabled with all the valid Tokens, for the trigger to work.
     - Employee Referral Program Candidate added to General pool notification
     - Employee Referral Program Candidate referred to a job requisition (new candidate)
     - Employee Referral Program Candidate referred to a job requisition (existing candidate)
  3. In the Applicant status configuration, the referrer email is set up properly as below:

Refer a Candidate to a job requisition, notice that the candidate will receive emails related to referral but the referrer will not.


The candidate is technically a non-applicant until they actually apply to the requisition. Until they apply, they will be considered a forwarded candidate and the referrer will not receive the email notification when the candidate is moved through the pipeline.


While the referred candidate remains a non-applicant, changes to their applicant status will not trigger any email to the referrer.

This is an expected behaviour.


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