Handshake provides all employers with multiple roles to empower each team member with the right level of access and tools.
Each role has default access (permissions), and Handshake Premium partners can either provide additional access to certain individual roles or customise roles for their entire organisation.
Premium features are for Handshake Premium accounts only. For more information, please check out this resource.
We offer a variety of role types with distinct sets of permissions. Click on each respective role to uncover more details. Roles available to Premium partners only are indicated by an asterisk (*).
Advocates assist with creating candidate relationships by participating in events, fairs and live 1:1 sessions or via messaging.
Representatives are individuals outside the recruiting line-of-business that participate in their company's virtual fairs and events.
Set as the default user role, Recruiter (Standard) users can manage events and career fairs, jobs, applicants, and on-campus interviews, and message students.
Recruiter (Advanced) users have access to advanced tools to find the right candidate and nurture relationships.
Recruiter (Sourcer) are typically recruiters or talent acquisition teammates specialised in scaled outreach.
Administrators can control user roles and access to Handshake and manage the company profile and branding.
Limited to one user per company profile, owners have the ability to manage all roles, edit the company profile and manage teammates in Handshake. All owners have every permission enabled by default, based on their partnership status with Handshake.
Note: the Owner role requires a seat for Premium employers.
Virtual Fairs Note
Only Advocates, Recruiters, Owners, and Admins can register for a fair. All role types may be designated as the Schedule Owner and can host (launch video for) group and 1:1 sessions, regardless of seat type.
If you're the Owner or Admin of your company profile, explore How to Configure Role Level Permissions.