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2321141 - Disqualified Candidates Not Receiving Delayed Emails in Recruiting


Disqualified candidates are not receiving the notification configured to be sent after a specific date/time.

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SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Admin Center > Manage Recruiting Settings
  2. Under 'Return Email Address Information', the delayed emails were configured to be sent after a specific time (e.g. 72 hours)
  3. Go to the Job Requisition
  4. Place the candidate in a disqualification status 
  5. After 72 hours, the email was not launched by the system


The Candidate Status Mail Delay, a job in Provisioning, is not running anymore. To check this, open a support case with SF Cloud Product Support, referring to this KBA.

IMPORTANT: The "Auto-Disqualified" status is a system status and is also a Disqualification status. If a recruiting user has established a set of pre-screening questions on the requisition that have disqualifying questions or a passing score requirement, applicants who fail the pre-screen are automatically placed into the "Auto-Disqualified" status of the pipeline, and will be subject to the mail delivery delay.


Note: The Engineering Team is still investigating why the job is suddenly stopping. It would be very helpful to engage Cloud Product Support right away in order to collect the logs since they can expire within a short time.

  • This specific Job is not configured in Provisioning, but instead is found inside Manage Recruiting Settings, in Return Email Address Information.
  • In order to have the job running again, you need to reset the settings:


  1. Go to the Admin Center > Manage Recruiting Settings
  2. Under 'Return Email Address Information', uncheck 'Delay Emails to Disqualified Candidate'
  3. Clear all the information within the fields:
    • Delay Emails to Disqualified Candidate (in hours)
    • Don't send emails older than (in days)
    • Job Owner
  4. Save the changes
  5. Configure the feature again and save the changes
  6. The Provisioning job will start again

See Also

KB article 2705381 - Delay Mails to Disqualified Candidates Behavior When the Candidate is Moved to Other Status


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