It may become necessary to impose a restriction on an applicant to stop them from being sent to or placed with a particular contact/company or restrict the applicant from any type of recruitment.

Restrictions and Warnings are linked, see the related article for more information.

There are three main reasons why you may want to impose restrictions on an applicant to stop them from being sent to or placed with a particular contact or company.

  1. For whatever reason, a client has requested that a certain applicant is never put forward for one of their jobs, perhaps because they were rude or arrogant in an interview.
  2. Where an applicant requests that they are not put forward for a job at a company, perhaps because they may have worked there before. 
  3. It's a mutual decision by both the applicant and the client that neither wants to work with each other.

There are two types of restrictions that you can set on applicants. 

Caution restrictions will simply warn you that a restriction has been set against the applicant, but you can still proceed and make or progress the submission.

Prevention restrictions are enforced restrictions that block an applicant from being submitted.

Editing and deleting restrictions set by other users is permissions based and these permissions are set in User Management in the IMU.

These restrictions are displayed on the applicant, company and contact records within the restrictions tab and will also be prominent in the warnings tab where applicable, when making or progressing a submission, including marketing a CV.

Additionally, you have the ability to restrict an applicant from any type of recruitment. 

Restriction from recruitment will typically happen in two distinct scenarios.

On one hand, you (the agency) may decide that an applicant has been unprofessional or messed a client around and is reflecting negatively on you, therefore you will probably decide to disqualify that applicant from the recruitment process but will not archive or delete their record for auditing purposes.

The other side of this is where an applicant may have gone travelling for an indefinite period of time and so to include that applicant in the recruitment process would be a waste of your time.

Entries set as Caution will appear in yellow and those set as Prevention will appear in Red.

You can also search on restrictions which can be beneficial when searching for applicants you want to put forward for a job with a company, but you do not want those restricted from recruitment or with restrictions relating to the company/contact being returned in the search.