Manage job applications (Springboard)

As the panel chair, you can use Springboard to shortlist applications with your panel, workflow candidates through the selection process and identify the successful candidate.

Panel chair access

When a vacancy is published, we email the panel chair (named in the Request to hire form) a link to Springboard.

Keep this email—this link is your unique Springboard access (you don't log in to Springboard with a username and password the way you do with other systems). If you need someone to act on your behalf in Springboard, contact us for access rather than forwarding this link.

Panel member access

If a panel chair invites panel members to shortlist candidates or endorse a selection report, we email panel members a link to the relevant area of Springboard.

If you attached a questionnaire to your job advertisement, you can filter your candidates based on the answers they provide.

You can run a report and export your questionnaire answers to Excel. Sort and filter as you need and share the report with your panel members.

See how to export questionnaire results

You can also add filers to radio button questions that automatically move candidates to a Failed questionnaire folder. This reduces the number of applications you need to review, automatically excluding the ones that don't meet certain selection criteria.

For example, you could apply a filter to automatically move candidates to the Failed questionnaire folder if they answer 'No' to a question about a qualification they need for the role.

If you're the panel chair, you can email candidates from Springboard. You might do this to update candidates on your recruitment process or arrange interviews.

  1. Select the job reference number in your Springboard dashboard (access Springboard from the email we sent with your unique link).
  2. In the top menu bar of the job page, select the menu item Applications.
  3. Ensure the folder, Applications, is selected on the left of the page.
  4. In the Candidate List, select the candidates you want to email or select all on the page. To select all candidates across all pages, select Actions, then Across all pages, then Select all candidates.
  5. Select the envelope icon, Email to Candidate, at the top right of the page.
  6. Select the template, Free Format.
  7. Complete the fields and send your message.

If you cc yourself, you'll receive a copy of the email for every candidate you send it to.

You can see a copy of emails sent to candidates in the Communication tab of the Candidate Review page.

Do next

Finish a recruitment process