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3130523 - Candidates With Trailing Spaces on Their Names - Recruiting Management


  • Candidates are having trailing spaces (blank spaces) on their names. Although the Candidate Name is correctly displayed in the UI, you will be able to notice the behavior when editing the fields or extracting the values via API.
  • This can happen in Add Candidate tool (Recruiter), Employee Referral and Career Site (Candidate itself creating the account).

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The system is not handling the blank spaces when storing the names in the database, although it's being correctly displayed in the UI.


This behavior has been identified by Software Engineering and the code will be enhanced to trim the blank spaces before saving it.

These changes are target to the H1 2022 release.


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