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2556689 - Is it possible to set specific Pre Screening Questions for internal or external candidates? - Recruiting Management


Is it possible set Pre Screening Questions specifically for internal or external candidates?


SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management

Reproducing the Issue



As of now, the system doesn't allow to set specific pre-screening questions depending on the candidate type, and also if you apply the override setting to questionResponse field it will not work.

If you think this would be a good feature for SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management, please, submit your idea in our Influence page, where you can suggest new ideas and improvements to the SuccessFactors products. To request an enhancement, please, access the following link: Influence Page. More information regarding on how to request an enhancement request: 2090228 – How to submit enhancement requests for SAP SuccessFactors products

However as workaround a different approach could be:
avoid the Pre Screening questions (questionResponse field) and instead setup multiple individual fields (text or picklist) where you ask your questions to the candidates.
And via override you can differentiate the visibility of the fields for external/internal candidates.
Important Note to consider: by applying this approach you will lose the benefit of the prescreening questions features as the auto-disqualification and the scoring can not longer be done.

See Also

Influence Page

2090228 – How to submit enhancement requests for SAP SuccessFactors products


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