The Form-type call-to-action in Clinch Talent is a versatile CTA that allows you to capture key candidate information. By default, the form comes with three fields already built in: first name, last name, and email.
After fulfilling requests from several customers for custom forms with additional fields, we realised this was probably something that all our users could benefit from. And so, last week, we rolled out the Clinch Talent form-builder.
Add as few or as many fields as you like, and customise labels to request the information you need from candidates. Create the forms you want, when you want them.
As well as the basic first name, last name, and email fields, customers can choose from additional field types including:
- Radio Buttons
- Large text area (ideal for inviting candidates to submit a cover letter)
- Attachment (PDFs)
Customise these fields and ask the questions you want in exchange for the candidate information you need.This short video shows how straightforward creating a new form really is.
You'll also find a step-by-step guide to creating a form with custom fields in our Clinch Talent Knowledge Base.
Advanced search update
We've also updated our Advanced Search feature to reflect the extra capabilities offered by the form builder. Now, those custom fields you create will also feature as data-types in Advanced Search, meaning that you can easily find and view candidates based on the information they enter into those fields.
For example, in the form below, the custom field asks candidates to indicate which departments they are most interested in.
Thanks to the new functionality, this field will appear as a data type in Advanced Search, with users being able to find candidates based on their response to the question i.e. all candidates for whom "department preferences" equals "Marketing" or "Engineering" or "Administration & Support."
For more on searching for candidates by custom form field entry, click here.
Smarter smart lists
With custom form fields now included as a data type in Advanced Search, this means that the form field will automatically also become available as a data type around which you can create a Smart List.
Why this is good news
Smart list-population is ongoing: any candidate who enters information in the form field that meets the conditions set by the Smart List query will automatically be added to that list — meaning way less list management work for you! Set this up before you put your new form onto a live page to start sorting candidates from the outset.
You can find a step-by-step guide on creating Smart Lists around custom form fields here.