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2520582 - How to Import Candidate Background Elements


  • In provisioning under "Manage Scheduled Jobs" when we select candidate import there is an option "Candidate Background Information". Is this for uploading legacy data for candidates's profiles background elements?
  • How can we import the background elements for candidate using data migration?


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  • Background fields are multi-row data elements in the profile, such as work history and education. This file supports all custom background element configurations with a file format that is very similar to the background import file for employee profiles.

    Candidate Background data should be imported after the candidate profiles are loaded.

  • Please refer the attached guide and sample import files for the above activity
    1. "Recruiting Data Import Export File Format.xlsx" with examples of tables to import
    2. "Recruiting Data Import Export Guide.doc" for general rules of importing and exporting candidate profile, application and job requisition data


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Recruiting Data Import Export Guide.doc
Recruiting Data Import Export File Format.xlsx