New Scout Talent Features and Updates

At Scout Talent, we aim to make regular changes, upgrades and improvements to our products to keep up with our customers’ needs and requests. Below is a comprehensive list of such changes over the past 12 months.

Refer back to this list any time for the latest information, and don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.


Draft Approval Forms January 2019

Approval Forms can now be saved as a draft and returned to later

Standard text editor now available for the Summary Field in Job Creation November 2018

The Summary field for Jobs can now be created and edited with our standard text editor, allowing users to add more style to the content

Candidate Uploads During Interview Bookings November 2018

Attachments_URL placeholder is now available in event invitations. This allows candidates to upload information when they book in for an interview.

New Error Pages October 2018

New error pages are live including a link to our support channel

All jobs in Questions Report October 2018

A new checkbox in the Questions Report – Select “All Jobs” to include all jobs within the entity

Saved Searches (Scout Talent:Engage) May 2018

Saved Searches can now be given specific names to easily recognise them for what they do rather than what they search specifically.

Example: I’m looking to engage some back-end developers, the collection of people to contact for this role come from a variety of places with some varied searches.
My search is: (“Ruby on Rails” OR “RoR”) AND (“computer science” OR “Information Technology” OR ” IT “)
To clearly identify this community I will simply label it “Back End Developers”.

Register Interest April 2018

Scout Talent:Recruit can now create custom pages which allow applicants to be added to a specific job with fewer details than is usually required (only first name, last name, email address).

Send Form (Auto-Reference Check) March 2018

Goal: Email a :Recruit Form to an external Email Address, have the recipient complete the form and attach to a specific application.
Example: HR User wishes have a reference complete a reference-check but can’t make contact with them by phone. Send Reference-Check questions by email and receive them back into the application.

Re-purpose Approval Forms February 2018

Goal: Allow the use of the Approval Form functionality for forms that aren’t directly related to the request to recruit:

Example: Use the approval system to record (without physical forms) the process of approving IT equipment for a new or existing employee

Lock Approval Administrator February 2018

Goal: When filling out an Approval Form disable the ability for the Hiring Manager to edit the Approval Administrator Field

Example: Business’ Approval Administrator must always be a particular user, meaning Approval to Recruit forms will always be delivered to and users are confused by the inclusion of the ability to alter the form. 

Add Attachment February 2018

Goal: Have an Applicant upload attachments after initial Application.

Example: Applicant who has proceeded into shortlisting phase has been asked to send in additional documentation such as a police check, or police check form.

Require Approvers January 2018

Goal: Specify the minimum number Approvers for an approval form

Example: Business requires there must always be at least one member from the department and one member from finance to approval all “Approvals to Recruit”.


Storage Upgrade October 2018

Scout’s storage layer was upgraded to Solid State Drives, for an average 25% increase in back-end response time

Status List update (Scout Talent:Engage) May 2018

The Status List now offers any possible status a candidate could be in from your Saved Searches.

Approval Forms April 2018

Approval Form emails now include the current state of the Approval Form in the subject line, as well as some additional details about approvers at the bottom of the email.

Seek Integration Updates April 2018

We now better reattempt the connection to Seek under a failure to speed up the time from creating a job to receiving applications.

Updated CSV Reporting March 2018

CSV reporting will no longer incorrectly be flagged as a SYLK file type.

Scout Talent:Engage Indexing March 2018

Scout Talent:Engage can now facilitate searching all candidates regardless of entity structure (optional, default: disabled).

Field Updates March 2018

Fields that are ‘searchable’ on Approval Forms and in Jobs will now search and respond quicker and should also have drastically reduced load times for those with large numbers of users.

Indeed Integration Update March 2018

You can now select a Country from the General tab of a job.

Reporting Timestamp Update February 2018

All reporting should now correctly use Australian format for dates, and include the correct time zone information.

Email External ‘View’ February 2018

Enabled the preview of documents via Email External.

Encrypt Database at Rest January 2018

:Recruit’s database has always been hidden behind many layers of security but to further this the database itself is now encrypted at rest meaning even in the unfortunate event of a breach data obtained would be secure.

Approval Form Sort January 2018

List of Approval Forms now default to show newest first and can be sorted by ‘Created At’ date or by name.

Indeed Integration Automation January 2018

Jobs will now automatically be posted to Indeed as long as the job is being advertised on your external careers page.