Online application forms and CVs
Squirrel SelfServe provides a complete portal solution to allow applicants to register and, once registered, to access job specifications and fill-in on-line application forms. The forms can be created by non-technical users with a minimum of technical support using the fully-featured, rule-driven questionnaire development software. Many types of question can be created including text entry, multiple choice, array list, radio button and sliding bar. PDF or Word documents with the applicants CV can also be attached to the application as appropriate. Assessment criteria can be built into the form and calculated dynamically to provide scoring for use in the assessment workflow component. Content is accessible by, and responsive to, mobile devices in addition to PC browsers. When filling in on-line information the user can stop at any point and save to resume at a later date, can save a PDF copy of their entry for their records and also get contextual on-line help
The workflow component then allows the submission of these forms to trigger a back-office process to assess and process the submitted information according to the required business process, which can also be edited using a graphical editor. Candidate assessment can be automated but most likely will include some manual assessment perhaps after automated filtering using the score from the form. Manual assessment can be via further online forms or assessment questionnaires where the assessor is required to be led through the assessment process. The manual assessments and decisions are stored to provide full audit trail where required. All information can be exported into PDF documents for printing or to pass to interviewers via email. The workflow can be configured to communicate between back-office staff via the portal or email, communication to the submitter is via email. Events can be used within the workflow to provide alerting such as for out-of-time applications. Dashboards provide back office staff and managers with status information and report important statistics.