Screening Question Descriptions

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Applications can be configured using statements, open ended questions, Yes/No questions, multiple choice questions, qualification questions, and scoring questions. The BirdDogHR ATS collects and tracks all responses by applicant and job. The system can be set up to alert you when applicants meet the definition of the “Internet Applicant” rule.

Screening Question Descriptions

Qualifying Question

Use this type of screening questions when a specific skill is required.

When a candidate answers “no” to this question, they will land in your inactive candidate pool instead of your active pool.

Example: Do you have a current and valid driver’s license?

(This is required for the role, so if someone does not have a license, we do not want to interview them—they will fall in your “Inactive” candidate pool and can be set up to be automatically declined if you choose, or you will manually send them a declination letter)

Multiple Choice Qualifying Question

Example: Do you have experience with any/all of the following HR functions?

  1. Applicant Tracking Systems
  2. Talent Management
  3. Both
  4. Neither (no, disqualified)

Scoring Question

Use this type of screening question when a skill is preferred but not required.

Candidates will be ranked 1-5 stars on how they answer the question (no one will be declined)

Example: Do you have Windows and Mac troubleshooting experience? Yes-3 stars, No-0 stars

Multiple Choice Scoring Question

Example: How many years’ experience do you have in an administrative position?

  1. 0-2 years (1 star)
  2. 3-5 years (3 stars)
  3. 6-8 years (4 stars)
  4. 9+ years (5 stars)

Open Ended Question

Allows candidates to type a response.

Example: Please briefly explain your customer service experience.

Informational Text

A simple statement

Example: This is a full-time position requiring overtime.

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