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2803157 - Error when Forwarding Candidate to Default Status - Recruiting Management


When a recruiting operator use Forward Candidate to Requisition and selecting the Default (New Application) status, there is an error "You do not have permission to move the candidate(s) to the selected status". When selecting the Applicant status Configuration, the selected recruiting operator has visible and selectable  permission to target status.

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Reproducing the Issue

1. Go to candidate workbench.

2. Select candidate to forward to requisition.

3. Select the target requisition ID and choose Default (New Application) status.

4. You will get the error: You do not have permission to move the candidate(s) to the selected status.


When you check Edit Applicant Status Configuration, you will see that selected operator has permission in Default status.



In 1905 version, Selectable By permission is added as an enhancement in the system Default status. This caused error to any operators to forward the candidate to any job requisitions they do not have access. This is regardless if they forward the candidate in the requisition or via Candidate tab. We are still confirming with the Engineering team if this is a defect or the new behavior.


There are 2 possible workarounds we could do:

1. Have any recruiting operator forward the candidate to requisition in Forwarded status and whoever is the recruiter of the job requisition can just move the candidates to Default (New Application) status.

2. Provide recruiting users access to the job requisitions by adding them as the recruiting operator (or recruiting team) of the job requisitions.

See Also

2080952 - Applicant Status Configuration

2713702 - Who can see Job Requisitions?


You do not have permission to move the candidate candidates to the selected status error Forwarding Candidate to Requisition Defaullt New Application Candidate Search , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-CAN , General Candidate Issues (not Offers, not Profiles) , Problem


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