ApplicantStack has released its Application Programming Interface (API) for Developers.
The ApplicantStack Application Programming Interface (API) provides a way for developers to build easy, secure integrations between ApplicantStack and and other third-party and / or corporate systems. The ApplicantStack API will give your IT group the tool it needs to integrate your ApplicantStack account with your corporate payroll system or HRIS. The API uses a REST interface with JSON as the input and output and can be accessed using GET commands to read data and PUT commands to update it.
For more information on how to use the API see our knowledge base article here.
For information about .Net 4.0 API Examples see our knowledge base article here.
Have you ever made a stage change to an applicant stage by mistake? Did you want to make a simple notation as to why an applicant’s stage was changed but you needed an easier way to do it? Or maybe you didn’t want a particular email to be sent when changing this particular applicant’s stage but it sent one anyway?
The team at ApplicantStack has added a highly configurable Stage Confirmation to help you improve your organization’s workflow. You can elect to turn this feature on or leave it off. Once turned on, you are in control of the options that you want to allow when a stage is changed. You can decide if you want to allow or stop an automatic email from being triggered, whether you want leave a note about an applicant’s stage change, or whether you want to set a variety of application fields that you determine.
The options that are available to you and your team when an applicant changes stages are:
- The ability to enable a Stage Change dialog to appear prompting the user to confirm that they do indeed want to change the applicant’s stage.
- Allow notes to be entered about an applicant’s stage change (requires use of the Stage Change Dialog above).
- HavHAllow email changes, which allow a user to stop triggered emails from being sent, or send additional emails when the stage change completes.
- Allow users to stop notifications to other users from being sent or send notifications to additional users.
- The ability to set application fields on a per stage basis that can be altered by the user as needed or required by the stage (the stage “Do Not Pursue” can require a disposition reason for example).
To access this feature, click “Setup” in the top right of the screen, and then go to “Settings” on the left side menu. To turn stage confirmations on, click Edit Settings on the right side menu and then select the options you want to turn on or leave off. Once the Stage Confirmation has been enabled, you can select other options to enable during a stage change from the Application Workflow Stages.
Many of you are familiar with our search feature. This feature can be used to search for candidates based on multiple criteria including searching for specific keywords inside of the candidate’s resume and / or cover letter. Until recently when you did a keyword search, the search would return all applicants that had used the keyword in their resumes and / or cover letters, but did not inform you in what context that keyword was used or whether the keyword was contained in the resume or cover letter. Many of you indicated that you would need to see how and where the word was used, so we listened to your suggestions and changed how ApplicantStack returned keyword search results. You are now able to see the context of the keywords as well as the source in your results.
In the example above, we decided to query for applicants that had resumes and / or cover letters that contained the word Excel. Now our results show us the source and context that the keyword Excel was used, which is highlighted in yellow. In this particular case, Excel was used in the resume.
To find more information go here.