Configuring Applicant Attributes


In the recruiting section, you have the option of creating additional applicant attributes. You can also add these to the applicant interface on your career page. To find out how to add custom applicant attributes to the career page, please click here.

You can also use recruiting roles to grant employees access to specific sections only, and thus to applicant attributes. In this way, you can actively involve your employees in the application process without giving any insight into wage expectations or other sensitive applicant data.


System Attributes in the Applicant Profile

First of all, consider which additional applicant attributes should be displayed in the applicant profile. The following applicant attributes are systematically set up in Personio:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone
  • City
  • Birthday
  • Channel
  • Gender
  • Application date
  • Available from
  • Expected Salary

Applicant attribute information such as Name, Email, Phone, Location, Birthday and Gender are automatically transferred to the employee profile when the applicant is "accepted."


Creating Additional Applicant Attributes

Under Settings > Recruiting > Applicant > Applicant attributes, any number of custom applicant attributes, such as a LinkedIn profile, can be created. Decide in which of the two sections (Profile or HR information) you would like to create the attribute and click on the blue Plus symbol to save the setting.



Managing Applicant Attributes

Finally, you have the option of differentiating between the Profile and HR information sections. Individual applicant attributes can be moved between the two sections using the drag & drop function.


Use HR information to make sure sensitive data is not visible to employees via the recruiting roles. To find out how to create and edit recruiting roles, please click here.

In the Applicant tab, under Settings > Recruiting, you can also create additional applicant tags you can use to highlight applicants. For further information, please click here.

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