The Recruitment extension of WP ERP is one of the best WordPress job board plugin out there. With this solution you can recruit new employees to your HR system directly from your WordPress site. With the power of WP-ERP, you can now create questionnaire for your candidates and take screening tests onsite with that form. The form also supports fields for biographic details pre-loaded and selectable.
As we have a frontend interface, we have some templates that loads depending on the request URL. Please navigate to WP Admin Dashboard → Settings → Permalinks and select Post Name and click Save.
If you have already set the permalinks to Post Name, then only clicking Save will do the trick.
If you deactivate and reactivate the plugin, then this process is required again.
Creating a new Job Opening using the wizard
Go to WP Admin Dashboard → WP ERP → HR → Recruitment → Job Opening
Click on Add Recruitment. Most of the steps are self explanatory. We have added notes where it may be confusing.
Step 1 – The basics
Enter Title and basic description.
Step 2 – Making a workflow
These steps tell you how you should proceed with this recruitment. It will come really handy when this recruitment is active. You can Drag and drop these steps or a new step of your choice.
Step 3 – Adding details
This is a very important step. Here, you get to assign who will the new recruit will be assigned to, so that he can proceed with the related updates.
You can also fill out the “Job Schema Information” so that your job opening easily appears on the SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages) list. This section is optional but it is pretty helpful for the SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
Step 4 – Choosing fields
Pick up the fields you need for the form. The first 4 are already picked up for you and they are mandatory. You can click “This field is required” check boxes to make that field mandatory for the candidates.
**If you are using the custom field builder add-on for an extra field in your HR module, the field(s) generated from that add-on will also be displayed in this form. For example, the “disease” here has been available due to that add-on.
Step 5 – Adding a questionnaire
*It is better if you create a questionnaire first before you make the recruitment form.
Just select the questionnaire form from the drop down menu or click on Create New Questionnaire, although, this will take you away from the wizard and you will have to add the questionnaire from the edit more.
Publishing job openings
This is the shortcode you must paste on a page, post, menu or anywhere to display all the published and available jobs for your company. You cannot generate individual shortcodes for individual openings.
Checking recruitment overview
Go to Dashboard → WP ERP → HR → Recruitment → Candidates.
Here you can see the entire current status of all ongoing recruitment, candidate life stages and their progress.
Adding a Candidate manually
Go to Dashboard → WP ERP → HR → Recruitment → Candidates → Add candidate → Choose the job opening you want to add a candidate to.
You can use individual candidate profiles to add more review details from your side. This profile can later be imported into the HRM system.
You can rate the candidate in a scale of 5. HRM/CRM managers, Admins who have the proper access to the recruitment add-on backend will be able to vote on rating.
To rate, go to the candidate profile, scroll down and find the section Rating.
When you need to get some tasks done or get some thing ready for the recruitment, you can easily assign an employee from your HRM system.
To create a task, check the top of the candidate profile for the button “New To-do“.
Creating an interview
You can assign interviewers directly using this feature and they all, including the candidate will receive an email notification about the interview.
To create an interview, check the top of the candidate profile for the button “New Interview“.
Download or view CV
A preview of the CV can be viewed directly from the candidate profile page. The preview pane is created using Google Docs API so it is excellent. You can view multiple pages at once and also print or download the file.
This panel shows the answers submitted for the questionnaire form you attached with the recruitment.
Your interviewers or other users with permission can comment on the candidate and opine their views here.
The opening report gives you data about all the job openings you have made and those which are active. You can download the report as a CSV file. There is a drop down menu to select an opening to change the focus of the report.
The candidate report gives you data about all the candidates running on your system. There is also a drop down menu for this report to filter it according to openings. You can download the report as a CSV file.
What ever the report is, filter it from the drop down menu and click Generate. A copy of the report will be sent to your or the admin mail.
You can re-select fields from our recruitment form and then you can add / change a questionnaire you have created.
To edit a recruitment, go to WP Admin Dashboard → WP ERP → HR → Recruitment → Job Opening. Under Action you will find the edit option.
The fields on the Recruitment Settings are mostly for internal use and only a few of them will be displayed on the frontend.
But all the selectable fields under the Applicant Personal Fields if enabled will be displayed in the frontend. These fields can be selectively made mandatory. If the mandatory fields are not completed by the candidate, the submission will be disabled.
Here are a few details about the fields in this form which might sound complicated.
Select Hiring Lead: This field is for admin use only. This field assigns a personnel for the recruitment procedure for the announcement. Typically it is the department leader.
Location: It is possible for a company to have several offices in a city. This field allows to choose the actual location of the workplace for the post.
Internal Job Code: This is an optional job code maintained by the management if they use any for tracking individual recruitment postings.
Expire Date: With this field you will be able to set an expiry date or deadline for the job opening. After the defined time, the post will be displayed no more on your site and candidates will not be able to make submissions.
Selecting a Questionnaire with the form
At the end of the page you will find a drop down menu titled Set Question For This Job from where you can select a question set. If you haven’t created any questionnaire set already, the instructions are below.
Adding an HR Questionnaire
- To access menu WP Admin Dashboard → WP ERP → HR → Recruitment → HR Questionnaire
- Click on any existing entry to view the questions setup inside it.
- Click Edit to make changes to that set of questionnaire.
- Press Add HR Questionnaire to create a new set of questions.
Under the tab Questionnaire Settings you will be able to add as many questions as you want. The question can be entered in a text box. Also, you can add as many as multiple choice answers you want.
Currently there are 5 methods supported by this module (Text, Text Area, Radio, Checkbox, Drop down). Only the checkbox method allows multiple selection, the others only allow one answer per question.