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Why is the Count of Stage Movements More than the Count of Candidates in Stage Movement Breakdown Report?
Why is the Count of Stage Movements More than the Count of Candidates in Stage Movement Breakdown Report?

This article explain the discrepancy found in the stage movement of a candidate and the number of candidates

Amogh Balikai avatar
Written by Amogh Balikai
Updated over a week ago

The Stage Movement Breakdown Report is a powerful tool in Recruiterflow designed to give you detailed insights into the progression of candidates through various job stages.

However, you might find the number of stage movements usually higher than the number of candidates. Here's why this is happening:

Understanding Stage Movements and Candidates

In the Job Stage Movement Report, you will notice two key metrics:

  1. Movements: This refers to the total number of times candidates have been moved from one stage to another within the selected time frame.

  2. Candidates: This is the count of unique candidates who have been moved through any stages in the selected time frame.

Why the Numbers Differ

It’s common to see the number of stage movements being higher than the number of candidates. This is because a single candidate can move through multiple stages.

Example Scenario

To illustrate, let’s consider an example:

  • Candidate A: Applied -> Screening -> Interview -> Offered

  • Candidate B: Applied -> Screening -> Rejected

  • Candidate C: Applied -> Screening -> Interview

In this scenario:

  • Number of Stage Movements: 9 (Candidate A moved through 4 stages, Candidate B through 3, and Candidate C through 2)

  • Number of Candidates: 3 (Candidate A, B, and C)

Hope this explains why the numbers differ for stage movement and candidates.

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