I have installed the Hiring App, and one thing I noticed unique to this app vs. other is that the Candidate Type has a unique handling that looks to be similar to that of Users in Fibery. There is this special Avatar area:
…and it would appear this type of record is similar to the ones Users have in the “People” App, which is also something I’ve wondered about as there are a lot of self-generating relations in there, and Users don’t have Highlights in their Entities, to name another unique aspect of them.
We are now moving full on in Fibery, and tracking Candidates we are going to hire. It would be super helpful to be able to convert those into actual users once they are brought into Fibery. One issue with not having this ability is we now will reference a Candidate quite a bit with highlights as they move through interviews, tests, etc. prior to hire. But once hired, we then have that candidate in Fibery as a user, and we start to get duplication. I don’t want to in turn outright delete the Candidate Entity because we then lose valuable data. But without this merge, or “conversion” of a hired Candidate Type into a User Type, I’m not sure how to solve this problem or workaround it. So if I hire say 10 people in the next year using Fibery, I’ll have 10 of these odd Entities kicking around of both Users and Candidates who are the same people.
If you guys can set up to merge or convert these records somehow, that would be super useful I would imagine for all teams that buy Fibery, use it for hiring, and then those hires become Users in their Fibery instances. So please consider this as it’s a problem is going to persist if people actually start using Fibery through the years as you hope they will!