Handshake allows employers to configure company-wide settings to streamline processes across their organisation.
Access your Global Settings
1. Click on your name in the top-right corner of any page, then select Company Settings from the dropdown.
2. From the menu on the left of the page, click Global Settings.
Configure your Global Settings
Employers can review and configure a range of settings that can be applied company-wide.
New Teammate Access
Allow Recruiters to create new teammates (Owners & Admins will always be able to)
Only Recruiter (Sourcer) and Recruiter (Advanced) users will be able to create new teammates. Discover How to Manually Add Teammates to your Company's Profile.
Auto-approve staff accounts with correct email domain
If checked, the system will automatically approve any user who signs up for Handshake with a valid email address that matches your company's domain. If left unchecked, only Owners and Administrators can grant access to new teammates.
Note: you will have this option if there is only one company profile in Handshake associated with your email domain. If there is more than one company profile connected to your domain, it will not be an option.
Default new teammates to Representative
If unchecked, new teammates default to Recruiter (Standard). Check out A Guide to Employer Role Types in Handshake.
Company-wide Feature Access
Disable Applicant Status Messaging for all users
Applicant Status Messages are automated responses sent to applicants when their applicant status changes. If checked, they are activated and customisable per each team member (via user settings).
If unchecked, the feature will be removed for all teammates connected to your company profile, and they will not be able to send messages to students in the future.
We recommend unchecking this feature if you keep candidates updated through your Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Learn more about Applicant Status Messaging Preferences.
Disable "Apply on Handshake" option for all jobs
If checked, all newly created jobs will direct students to apply in your Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
When users create new jobs, they will no longer be able to select the option Apply in Handshake, and will be presented with the message "The owner of your Handshake enterprise has turned off this option for your company." when they click the link "why is this disabled?".
Disable Availability Calendars
While this is unchecked, teammates will be able to set up and share Availability Calendars in messages and within job postings.
By disabling this feature, no new Availability calendars may be created. Read more about Availability Calendars for Virtual Info Chats.
Note: if there are existing Availability calendars created at the time this feature is disabled, those calendars will remain active. Follow up with team members individually to request that their calendar and any scheduled sessions be cancelled and deleted.
Allow candidates without Handshake profiles to reply to employee email addresses
If checked, teammates can message candidates without a public Handshake profile who RSVP or check in at events and/or career fairs. Candidates will receive the message as an email and can respond to your email.
To learn how employers are messaged, refer to Receiving Messages from Students in Handshake. Employers who wish to not be messaged by students should refer to the guidelines outlined in the article above.
For additional guidance, refer to Messaging Candidates without Handshake Profiles.
Do not allow career services to create or edit jobs
If unchecked, Career Services teams can create and edit jobs on your behalf.
Note: if any changes are made, they will apply across all institutions where the job has been posted.
Applicant Tracking Systems
Allow users to change default "External Apply" URLs
If checked, teammates can create and manage job postings to change default "External Apply" URLs. For more information, check out How to Use Direct ATS.
Allow Public Pages - SEO
Checking this box allows your Handshake company profile to be included in relevant search engine results, and people not signed in to Handshake can view a condensed version of your company profile.
Included in the view are:
- Company name, logo, banner image, and About section
- Location, type, size, industry
- Questions & Answers for your company
- a list of Related Employers (other employers within the same industry)
Learn more about Publicly Searchable Pages.