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2644290 - Updating Candidate Summary Display Options via Manage Templates


How can we update the Candidate Summary Display Options for both Candidates and Applications workbench via Manage Templates feature?

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Some changes that can be done via Manage Template Feature is to update the Candidate Summary Display Options. In order to enable Manage templates, please follow KB article 2157630 - Enabling Manage Templates in Recruiting. To make the changes, please see steps below:

  1. Admin Center > Manage Templates
  2. Select either Candidate Profile or Job Application
  3. Select the template
  4. Under General Settings choose Candidate Summary Display Options:


  1. Click to modify the options, here you can add any existing options.




  • It is very important to keep in mind this tool is extremely powerful. Modifications made to templates can have a direct impact on candidate experience, integrations, custom integrations, etc. Change should only be made by a qualified individual that is familiar with the configuration. 
  • Adding new columns to the Candidate Summary Display Options is not a dynamic change, the field added must to be made reportable. Otherwise, the information will not display or will show an invalid data. In order to make a custom field reportable. Refer to KB article 2081508 - Custom Reportable Recruiting Fields - Recruiting Management
  • The available display options will be limited to the fields declared inside the template is use. Basically, as a standard configuration, any information that cannot be found inside the template, won't be available to configured as a display option.
  • The Display Options button on Candidate and Application summary will only be available if the Candidate Summary Options is configured in the template, otherwise the button will be hidden.
  • Background elements can not be configured via Manage Templates and be visible in Candidate Search Display Options.
  • If Read Access Logging is enabled (on Admin center > Manage Audit Configuration > Read Audit), then it's expected that sensitive fields like ssn and ethnicity fields will be hidden on both filter and display options.

See Also

  • KB article 2157630 - Enabling Manage Templates in Recruiting
  • KB article 2246126 - Candidate-summary-display-options doesn’t show data on the applicants summary page / shows invalid data on the applicants summary page
  • KB article 2081508 - Custom Reportable Recruiting Fields


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