What happened to applicant star ratings?

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Learn what we replaced applicant star ratings with

A previous version of the employer portal allowed users to rank applicants 1 to 5 stars. Feedback showed many users did not find this usable. Therefore we now use 'Thumb Rankings'.

No data has been lost. All applicants that were ranked as 1-5 stars were converted to the ranking system.

A little more information about why we removed star-ratings

  • Star ratings were too subjective. One persons idea of '4' was another persons '5'.
  • Star ratings were also being used to track progress of applications. For example 1 could be 'shortlisted' and 5 could be 'offered'. Therefore we created Thumb Rankings which are more flexible and appropriate.