**Note: This change log does not include back-end development, nor does it include changes made prior to July 28th, 2020**
October 2023 - AI-Generated Job Ads
We officially launched our first AI feature, allowing you to create tailored and customizable job ads at the click of a button.
October 2023 - LinkedIn Job Sharing
You can now automatically share your jobs through LinkedIn's job network by linking your Company ID to your IdealTraits account in our Marketplace.
August 2023 - Hiring Stages
We made an update to the stages menu in our candidate UI that provides users with an option to collapse and expand their stages, allowing a bigger view of their candidate list.
July 2023 - Hybrid Remote
You can now post Hybrid Remote jobs to advertise for partial remote and partial in-office in your area.
July 2023 - Candidate Tagging
Added customizable tags to the Candidate List. Tags can be added to candidate profiles from the Candidate list or within the candidate profile, allowing you to categorize your candidates easily and review the top characteristics of their resumes at a glance.
June 2023 - Insurance Staff ROI Calculator
The new feature allows you to tailor the calculator to your agency and generate a detailed, comprehensive report outlining the financial impact of hiring a new producer over the time they spend with your agency. Try it now.
June 2023 - Multiuser Capabilities
Added multi-users to accounts. Additional users are able to have full access to collaborate within your IdealTraits account under their own login. Additional users can be edited at any time.
May 2023 - Gold Tier Partner - Indeed ATS Partner Program
As a Gold partner, we work closely with Indeed to build reliable integrations that optimize your hiring process. Learn more about Indeed’s ATS integrations #indeedatspartner
April 2023 - ExamFX
Added a new marketplace card to promote licensing exam training offered through ExamFX. Click here to learn more.
March 2023 - Insurance Sales Lab, Backgroundchecks.com
Updated the Marketplace User Interface and added new marketplace cards to promote Insurance Sales Lab and backgroundchecks.com. Learn More.
February 2023 - Understanding the Personality Tools
Added links to all personality summaries inside the candidate profile, on click, an article will open in a new tab with more details regarding the candidates' personality. As well as a button that opens a video summarizing the personality type.
February 2023 - Farmers ASCTS Candidate Pool
Added tagging to the Farmers exclusive candidate pool. Tags are applied to candidates whose resume includes specified keywords. Tags can be used in the filter drawer and transfer into your account after a candidates been downloaded from the pool.
February 2023 - Role Play at the Olson Agency
Added a new marketplace card to promote insurance educational training with Role Play at the Olson Agency. Learn more about RPOA.
January 2023 - BIGi Features
Building off of bigijobs.com, we launched a job board landing pages for all state associations within the Big I.
Build a Big I limited package for job placement on bigijobs.com.
January 2023 - Resume Parsing
Began parsing resumes, allowing IdealTraits users to search their candidates using keywords they seek out in resumes. This parsing technology is also put to work in new candidate alert email notifications - where candidate skills are highlighted in the message.
January 2023 - Idealinterviews Integration
New integration built by IdealTraits. This integration allows you to send one way video interviews to candidates and receive responses in form of video right to your IdealTraits account where you can view on your own time. Learn more.
December 2022 - Additions to your Career Page
New feature allows you to upload an intro video to your career page. Learn more.
December 2022 - Click to Dial in Candidate list
Implemented click to dial in the candidates list so users can click on a candidates phone number to dial out and call.
December 2022 - Updates to the Indeed Sponsored Jobs Integration
November 2022 - Additions to Farmers ASCTS
Exclusive to Farmers Store Agents.
New partnerships with Talent.com, The Muse, 12Twenty & Indeed
October 2022 - Dynamic QR Code Generator
Allows users to download dynamic QR codes and advertise their opportunities from promotional products like flyers, banners, posters, etc. Learn more.
October 2022 - BIGiJobs for State Associations
Exclusive to Big I Independent Agents
September 2022 - Introduced Idealinterviews Pilot
September 2022 - Launched New Partnership with Verified First
The Verified First integration provides employers with a seamless way to initiate and review background checks on potential new hires. Learn more.
August 2022 - Launched IdealTraits New Registration
July 2022 - Expert Job Ad Review for New Job Ad Postings
Learn more about getting an expert job ad review.
June 2022 - IdealTraits in Mobile Browser
Allows users to post jobs and view candidates on the go via their mobile browser.
Desktop is still required to send emails via the IdealTraits platform, but all other features and tools are accessible through your mobile browser.
June 2022 - Update to the Indeed Sponsored Jobs Integration
Updated to make the latest improvements for Indeed Campaign Predictions API
Through this API, Indeed provides budget recommendations based on job location and job title. Learn more.
April 2022 - Launched IdealTraits New User Interface
April 2022 - Launched BIGiJobs
Exclusive to Big I Independent Agents
October 2021 - Launched Farmers ASCTS
Exclusive to Farmers Store Agents.
September 2021 - ZipRecruiter Pricing Update
August 2021 - Maintenance to Indeed Sponsor Job Integration
August 2021 - SMS to ACE Bot Rebrand
Updated SMS bot text to ACE bot in all areas within a users account.
Learn about the ACE bot here.
July 2021 - Maintenance to Indeed Sponsor Job Integration
Made required updates from Indeed to the Indeed Sponsored Jobs API.
Updates allow users whom haven't sponsored with Indeed thru their IdealTraits account to sponsor jobs on Indeed through the IdealTraits platform.
Learn more about sponsoring with Indeed here.
May 2021 - Career Page Banners
Added more banner image options to the 'Corporate' folder
May 2021 - Expiring 'Paused' Ads - Notifications Update
Expires 'Paused' job ads after 15 days of no candidate action.
This solves an issue where users would reopen a job ad that had been paused for 14+ days and job ad would instantly expire.
Users will not receive notification emails when 'Paused' job ads expire.
Read this article for more on on expired job ads.
May 2021 - Job Type
Added a required field for job type where user indicates if the job position is full-time, part-time or if they are hiring for either or.
April 2021 - Fully Remote Option Added to Create/Edit Job Ad page
March 2021 - Maintenance to Indeed Sponsor Job Integration
Updated one time campaigns to switch from sponsored status to active status when budget set is 100% spent.
March 2021 - Website UI on Career Page & Job ad Landing Page
February 2021 - Yext Integration
IdealTraits partnered with Yext to create an opt-in option when creating or editing a job ad that allows Farmers Store Agents & DMs only to share their job opportunities to their website via a seamless integration.
To do so, simply navigate to the bottom of your job ad in the edit/add job add page. Where it asks "share to Farmers website?" select "Yes" to opt-in,
If you do not want your ad to show on your website, choose "No" to opt-out.
Only job ads that are opted-in will display on your Career Page/Farmers Website.
February 2021 - Job Ad Landing Page Redesign
Updated Job Ad webpage to coordinate with the users career page.
Added a button to the webpage that will allow candidates to access the company's career page, making it easy for candidates to view all available job openings for that company.
Banner image and colors used on the job ad webpage can be edited from the career page tab in user settings.
February 2021 - Image Editor
To prevent logos from stretching to fit our required dimensions, we've implemented an image editor into the platform.
This will allow users to resize and crop their images to best fit on their career page and job ads.
January 2021 - Referral in Candidate Assessment
Implemented a referral section at the end of the candidate assessment where candidates can share the job opening with friends/family via social media, SMS, email, etc.
December 2020 - Career Page Redesign
Moved career page content to it own section in My Settings.
Clients can now choose to customize their career page with color themes and a banner image.
Redesigned the layout of the career page. Added company description templates, 31 banner images and 11 different color themes.
Click here to read more about the career page.
November 2020 - Zapier
Added Zapier to our suite of integrations. This will allow clients to connect to other apps (i.e google sheets, salesforce, etc) and export candidates. There will be more information to come relating to this addition. Learn more.
November 2020 - Career Page Updates
Added a shortcut button to the View All Jobs page that allows users to easily view their career page, access the link to share it, or edit. Learn more.
October 2020 - Organic Partnership with Monster Jobs
Added Monster to the list of job boards receiving a direct feed for all job ads posted through the IdealTraits platform.
This means any clients that click "Post Ad" in the IdealTraits Post Jobs page will automatically have their ad posted to Monster and can reach a new audience with Job Seekers on Monster.com.
August 2020 - Archive & Reject Update
This update added a time delay option when sending rejection emails. If you are using this feature and don't want to send a rejection email instantly, you can choose to send it in 30 minutes, or 1 day. When archiving & sending a rejection to 10 > candidates, the "immediate" option is not be available. This is because we are sending several emails at once and it will take a minimum of 30 minutes to process and send to all selected candidates.
August 2020 - Archive & Reject
Implemented a new feature that allows users to archive a candidate and send them a rejection letter at the same time. This can be done by choosing from the rejection emails we've preloaded, it will appear in a dialogue box for review. Once user clicks "Send to Archive." The candidate will be sent to archive and shortly after, they will receive the rejection email. This action can be done in three places:
Candidates > View All > Stages drop down > Archive
Candidates Profile > Advance Candidate drop down > Archive
Candidates > View All > Multi Select more than 1 candidate > Advance to drop down > Archive
Links to related articles:
Read this article to learn more about archiving candidates.
July 2020 - 30 Minute Consultation Add-On