Ideas for Attract

New Idea

Candidate email for interview

Status: New
by monicaromano on ‎07-26-2017 05:06 PM

The candidate should be able to accept or ask for an alternative interview date/time directly from the email rather than having to sign up/sign into Talent.



Not all candidates will have a LinkedIn account, it appears they are being forced to sign up to a LinkedIn account in order to review their application added to a job.  Can we please activate without having a LinkedIn account, will certainly make like easier in a client demonstration environment as well.

Rating candidates

Status: New
by monicaromano on ‎07-26-2017 04:14 PM

Would be great to include a rating for each candidate to enable a large list of applicants to be reduced down based on the rating given.

Rename reject for unsuccessful candidates

Status: New
by monicaromano on ‎07-26-2017 04:12 PM

The name Reject is being seen as quite a harsh word within the application, particularly as we are dealing with human resources. Can you consider renaming the word reject.

Job description should be rich text

Status: New
by ARob on ‎07-05-2017 09:51 AM

When creating a job detail, the Job Description field is a plain text field, but needs to support rich text for numbering, bullets and text formatting such as size, type, font, and style.

I just finished screening a candidate who had previously rescheduled.  In the Screen page, I entered a note that he rescheduled.  I've not completed the rescheduled screening and cannot edit or add to my notes. 





Schedule interviews outside of business hours

Status: New
by Yan on ‎07-31-2017 12:59 AM

Right now it only allows us to schedule interviews during daytime.  We're a startup and not a 9-5 company, and so we need to be able to schedule for all hours of the day.  Please add this functionality.

Communicate with Team and link to Candidate

Status: New
by daveduvarney on ‎07-24-2017 01:49 PM

It would be extremely useful to have a way from a candidate to communicate with other team members.  For example, I just screened a candidate and I'd like our recruiter to schedule an interview.  I'm finding myself jumping out of Dynamics to send a seperate email that is no longer tracked as part of the hiring process.  Ideally, I could send a note to someone else on the team and have it tracked as an internal communication.


It's often distracts users in the UK if they they US-centric terms.  A stronger term for 'Resume' under the en-GB language preference would be CV:



Allow control of communication to applicants

Status: New
by daveduvarney on ‎07-26-2017 11:29 AM

I noticed in the preview that applicants are automatically sent and email when they are added.  It would be nice to make this optional.  We might be tracking candidates and not want to send them a note right way.  I was also caught off gaurd when the preview just sent emails that I didn't know were going out.





On the preview step, my instance failed ot connect to my LinkedIn account.  It never gave me an option to go back and reconnect.  Going into the Preview, my job is saved but there is no way to post or login in to LinkedIn that is apparent to me.

Job Description Needs to be Longer

Status: New
by czmuda on ‎07-25-2017 12:38 PM

The JD area only allowed for roughly 2000 characters.  I tried to post a real JD that I had for an open position and it was 4500.  I had to cut out much of hte core text and imagine others will too.

When interviewing candidates, we often collect information about target salaries and benefits.  This information should be for the hiring managers only.  It would be useful to have a place where we can enter "manager only" type details that are not visible to the rest of the hiring team (including the recruiter in our case).





Hiring for Multiple Openings of Same Role

Status: New
by kimbourget on ‎04-19-2017 06:40 PM

I didn't see there was an option to hire for multiple openings of the same role on the same active job.  It would be extremely valuable to a hiring manager and recruiter to have 1 active job to manage when there are multiple openings of the same role. This would also give more visibility to track status of hiring for multiple roles.  As a hire is made, the active job order will show one less opening so a recruiter and hiring manager would always know how # of openings remaining. 

Reject Reasons

Status: New
by kimbourget on ‎04-19-2017 06:34 PM

There should be some other options for reject reasons to include whether a candidate is someone for future consideration. Many times, while a candidate may not be a strong fit for the role they applied for, they might actually be a strong fit for a future role and as a recruiter I want to continue to maintain a list of candidates for future consideration.  If there were an option of a reject reason as future consideration, it would allow a recruiter to filter on these candidates and if possible have functionality to create a dashboard showing all candidates for future consideration. 

Personalize Form buttons - hover text

Status: New
by edwardsdna on ‎05-16-2017 09:06 AM

Consider adding hover text to each of the buttons that display on the ribbon when selecting the Personalize Form option.  It will help user's understand the button purpose.



add hover text to each button in the ribbonadd hover text to each button in the ribbon

Maximize the UI real estate

Status: New
by on ‎04-03-2017 11:10 AM

Thought: Maximize the real estate on the page around “productivity”.  For instance the blue section at the top looks cool but just takes up space.  One piece of feedback on the 2 primary systems recruiters at MS currently have is there is wasted real estate.  We would rather be able to see more things like; resumes, lists of jobs, other important or useful items to each user. I would prefer to be able to see more info, verses having to scroll down, over, or worst case keep clicking deeper to get to the important, usable data or information I need.

A lot of customers would like to see a way to make maximum use out of LinkedIN takeover to match based on skill profile of the job posting. This matching engine should be using intelligence like Textkernel to be able to deal with unstructured data. The resulting people should be easily selectable and invitable from Attract. This is now usually a tedious task, and would still be without this functionality. If Microsoft would really want to provide a 'killer' recruitment app, they would definitely add more intelligence to LinkedIN Recruiter integration. And if I may say so, I think this will have a tremendous business case.

Search across all data

Status: New
by laurarobmsft on ‎06-08-2017 08:18 PM

I created an applicant and went through the onboarding process, then went back to the home screen and wanted to search for that individual again. The search only searches jobs. If you're managing a high volume of individuals over time you probably want to search for them, perhaps.