The Automations feature was designed to save you time, streamline your workflow, help organize your database, and keep your clients, candidates, and team informed; all with minimal involvement from the user. The easily-understood triggers and actions configuration makes it possible for database admins to create power-user efficiency without custom code or specialized technical skills.

The PCR database comes pre-loaded with canned automations for tasks like sending a Form Letter when a new Position is created, adding or removing a record from a list if it contains a specific field value, sending a notification when a Contract assignment is about to end, or when a new applicant arrives via the Job Board. You can configure your own automations based on one of these templates, or create one from scratch to suit your unique needs.

All Automations will consist of a Trigger; which is an event that causes an Automation to run, and an Action which is what will happen when the trigger occurs.

To enable Automations in your database you must be a Full System Administrator.

Canned Automations

First, we will cover how to create an Automation from one of the pre-loaded templates.

  1. Select System from the main toolbar
  2. Select Database Setup
  3. Choose Automations
  4. Now you’ll see a list of the preloaded templates in the lower frame. Click the Automation you’d like to enable.
  5. Click each of the underlined items to add the details of your automation
  6. Click Enable when finished – Your Automation is now enabled moving forward.

Custom Automations

In addition to the Canned Automation Templates, you also have the ability to build a Custom Automation. This is done by doing the following:

  1. Select System from the Main Toolbar
  2. Select Database Setup
  3. Choose Automations
  4. Click Build an Automation
  5. Click Trigger
  6. Choose your desired Trigger from the dropdown
  7. Click Action
  8. Choose your desired Action from the dropdown
  9. Click Build
  10. The words Trigger and Action have now been replaced with the Trigger and Action you chose. Click the Trigger
  11. Make the appropriate selections for the selected Trigger
  12. Click the Action
  13. Make the appropriate selections for the selected Action
  14. Click Enable; Your Automation is now enabled moving forward.


Important Notes

Most of the available automations are fairly straightforward, but there are some that have some specifics that should be noted.

  • The Notification Action consists of two options:
    • Text: A text will send from the selected “From” username. The user must have RingCentral setup for their PCRecruiter User to utilize this feature.
    • Push: A push notification will send to the mobile device of the selected “Someone”. This person must have the PCRecruiter Mobile App Installed (And be Logged into it) on their mobile device to utilize this feature.
  • For some of the Contractor Automations such as “A Contractor is coming off Assignment in [Number of Days]” the automation needs to scan your database at a defined interval. By default, we will run this automation Everyday at 8am. If you would like to modify this, hover over the Enabled automation and click the Schedule icon in the lower right corner. A window will appear allowing you to specify when you would like it to run.
    • The specified time will always be in relation to the timezone of the user that created the automation. So if it is created by a user in the Eastern Timezone, a user on the West Coast will see the automation as 5am Pacific.

  • If you have an automation using the Predefined Name Status, Position Status or Default Company Field you will need to use the associated letter rather than spelling out the Status:
    • Name Status
      • A (On Assignment)
      • C (Candidate)
      • E (Employee)
      • I (Internal)
      • H (Hiring Authority)
      • M (Manager)
      • O (Offer Accepted)
      • P (Placed)
      • T (Contractor/Temp)
      • D (Developed/Qualified)
      • S (Submitted)
      • U (Unverified)
    • Position Status
      • A (Available/Open)
      • F (Filled)
      • I (Internal Only)
      • P (Pending)
      • H (Hold)
      • C (Closed)
    • Default Company Type
      • V (Vendor)
      • X (Client Company)
      • Y (Default Company)


***Note*** This feature is not available for PCRecruiter Version 8