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The Rejected candidates report helps you better understand the different stages and steps during the hiring process at which the hiring team rejected candidates, and the reasons for the rejection. The period filter is based on the date on which the candidate was rejected.

With this report you can:

  • Review the volume of rejected candidates as well as their percentage out of all dispositioned candidates within a selected time period in order to recognize and evaluate the efforts invested by the recruiting team

  • Discover what were the leading reasons for which candidates were rejected in order to devise strategies to reduce the number of unqualified applications and by extension to reduce the recruiting team’s workload

  • Examine in which workflow step(s) candidates have been rejected in greater numbers in order to identify potential bottlenecks and learn how the job description and the hiring process could be optimized

  • Investigate the ups and downs in the number of rejected candidates over time in order to identify periods of considerable trend changes and inquire what caused such shifts

  • Slice the number of rejected candidates by various criteria and explore the rejected candidates’ data on a more granular level

The report is divided into these sections:

  • KPIs - get a quick glance at key metrics relating to rejected candidates

  • Rejected candidates trends - identify trends for rejections over time

  • Rejected candidates summary - slice and analyze aggregated data relating to rejected candidates by selected criteria

  • Rejected candidates details - view a detailed list of rejected candidates


The KPIs section of this report enables you to quickly evaluate your rejected candidates metrics, appearing similar to the following:

By default this section displays data taken from the current month, featuring the following metrics:

  • Rejected candidates - the total number of candidates who were rejected within the selected time period

  • Rejected percentage of dispositioned candidates - the percentage of candidates rejected within the selected time period out of all dispositioned (rejected & withdrawn) candidates

Rejected candidates trend

The Rejected Candidates trend chart enables you to identify and highlight trend patterns by various time intervals, featuring the following values:

  • Rejected candidates

  • Percentage of rejected candidates from all dispositioned candidates

By noticing shifts in disposition trends you can investigate the causes for such shifts, learn from them, and improve your hiring process accordingly.

The chart appears similar to the following:

Rejected candidates summary

The Rejected candidates summary table provides aggregated data of rejected candidates by the following values:

  • # of rejected candidates - the total number of rejected candidates

  • Total # of dispositioned - the total number of dispositioned (rejected & withdrawn) candidates

You can slice the data by selected criteria, including the default and custom position fields, along with relevant additional categories such as disposition reason, last completed step, last completed stage, and many more.

The data appears similar to the following:

Rejected candidates details

The Rejected candidates details table features all of the relevant data points per rejected candidate, including the default and custom position fields along with additional relevant data points such as disposition date, days in process, disposition at step, disposition reason, and many more.

Note: If the candidate is protected by privacy & data retention settings, their name might appear as “(candidate removed)”.

The drill-down table appears similar to the following:


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