Setting up landing pages: Different question types

In this article we will talk through all the different types of questions you can use inside your landing pages, and how to set them up. 

Adding questions to your landing page

1. Underneath 'Landing page fields' click the drop down arrow next to 'Add new field'

2. In the drop down list that appears, click 'Question field' and a sub-list will appear with all the different question types you can choose from:

Here's a brief overview of each question type:

Text field and Textarea questions allow you to ask a question to which the candidate can freely type their answer. Text fields are smaller than text areas, but you can define the character limit for either.

Dropdown, Radio buttons, and Checkboxes are different types of multi-select questions. For these, you define the answer options, and the candidate selects their answer from the choices you have given them.

Video questions are available as an upgraded service. They allow you to provide a text question to the candidate, and a time limit for the candidate to record and submit a video answer. (Answers to video questions will be permanently logged against the candidate record for review at any time).

3. Simply click the question type you require from the list, e.g. 'Text field'

4. You will now be taken into the text editing field.  This differs, depending on the question type you selected, so we'll explain these in detail below:


Text field and Textarea questions

i. The 'Label' field is where you type the question text

ii. The 'Limit' field is where you define the number of characters the candidate can type in their answer. Note that 'Text field' questions have a smaller limit than 'Text area' questions.

iii. Candidate field map is where you can select one of your custom candidate fields to populate with the candidates answer. If you do not select this option, then the candidate answer will still be recorded and accessible inside the candidate notes.

iv. The 'Required' option when ticked, makes the question mandatory for the candidate to answer.

v. Click 'Save field' to save your question.

Dropdown, Radio buttons, and Checkbox questions

NB: If you are undecided which is most appropriate for your needs and target market, keep in mind that radio buttons and check boxes tend to be easier for candidates to use on mobile or tablet.

i. The same rules as above apply here with regard to the 'label', 'candidate field map' and 'required' options:

ii. Below you will see an area marked 'Options'.  This is where you define the options you want the candidate to select from answering your question. Here the 'label' field is where you type the answer the candidate will see.

iii. Use the 'add row' button to add multiple answers.

iv. If you want to reject a candidate at application stage based on one of these answers, then tick the 'reject' box next to the answer that will trigger the rejection. If you are using this option, we would strongly recommend activating the auto-rejection email in your candidate engagement settings.

v. Click 'Save field' to save your question.

7. Having added your bespoke questions, you can also change the order of these questions by using the square slider icons on the right. Simply click and hold to move the icon and position of your question.

8. At any time, click 'Save page' to save your changes.

Still need help? Create a ticket Create a ticket