Applicant disposition codes are one factor that can potentially “make or break” Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) data. As a best practice, we recommend having detailed disposition codes that include two pieces of information for each candidate – the step and status.

The “step” is the “stage” in which an applicant fell out of during your hiring process, such as:

  • “Phone Screen”
  • “First Interview”
  • “Passed to Hiring Manager for Review”

The “status” is the reason each candidate was not selected, for example:

  • “Poor Interview Skills”
  • “Lacks Basic Qualifications”
  • “Lacks Favorable References”