Application URL Source Tracking
If you wish to track your application source when using the application URL method via idibu, we can provide means to do this.
This is a hidden option in idibu, however if you do want to use the application URL and track your sources, please let us know via support so we can activate it for you.
Once activated, simply go to your idibu system settings to complete the setup:
In order to activate it, you need to provide your custom tracking parameter. So for example if your application URL is:
then you can provide a custom tracking parameter that your board will understand and will be able to record application sources based on the custom parameter and it's value.
Let's use "board" as an example parameter. With this, sending a job to boards with our application URL, will tell idibu to append the parameter to your link and provide a value associated with a specific board. Default values can be seen here (you have to be logged to your idibu account), however you can map a custom value to any board you are using on the settings page. Just use "click to edit" next to Application URL tracking mapping on the settings page, provide the selected value for any of your boards and save the page.
If one posted using the example (link and screenshot) to Linkedin, Monster and Twitter the result links for the board would look like this:
http://www.goodrec.co.uk/jobid=12345&board=cjn for Linkedin (default idibu value)
http://www.goodrec.co.uk/jobid=12345&board=monster_custom_var for Monster (using custom mapped value)
http://www.goodrec.co.uk/jobid=12345&board=bpo for Twitter (default idibu value)
This mechanism will work regardless whether you are posting via idibu directly or using our API on any board supporting this functionality. Just remember to use the dynamic core field "app_url" when using this via API.
You can also append base64 encoded idibu job id. Once you have that and the source parameter, you can use those to upload the candidates from you landing page back to idibu using:
When this is done, idibu can provide you with detailed reporting on your candidates and postings even though you'd be using your landing page for application process. Why spend a lot of time developing your own reporting if you can use idibu's out of the box solution much easier?