Managing Applicant Flags


This article explains how you can attach specific tags to applicants. Tags allow you to efficiently identify selected applicants, such as internal referrals, during the recruiting process, independent of the respective position.

Personio offers two ways to create applicant tags:


Adding Applicant Tags Directly to the Applicant Profile

Navigate to the desired applicant profile via the applicant list. Click on the Add tag button in the applicant profile header to tag applicants or hide existing tags. 

You can do this using the Create a new tag action by assigning a short title to the tag in the input field and choosing a color. Tags that have been created within the applicant profile are also stored globally in the settings and will thus be available for future selection.

You can use the x in the applicant tag to quickly and easily remove any incorrectly assigned tags from the profile.


Under Recruiting > Applications, you can now filter for the desired applicant tag to obtain an overview of all tagged applicants.


Use filters to more specifically identify a selection of applicants by using an applicant flag in combination with another attribute.


Managing Applicant Tags in the Settings

Alternatively, you can manage applicant tags via Settings > Recruiting > Applicant. Use the Add a new tag function to create any number of applicant tags. You can also define the color in which the tag will be displayed in the applicant profile.



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