The topmost tab of the nine, the WebBench Main tab, leads to the The WebBench Main Page. The next four tabs--Requisition, Manager Review, Interview, and Offer--lead to the main page of each of the four stages. Each stage contains pages that display the data and functions you can use within that stage. Clicking the Requisition tab, for example, takes you to the first page of the Requisition stage, where you can see a Stage Map that gives you an overview of that stage in the hiring process, along with buttons to help you move to other parts of the Requisition stage.
The bottom four tabs--Candidate, Recruiter, Manager, and Department--lead to sections called modules. Each of these modules contains search options that give you access to all the data in the system that has to do with that module. In the Candidate module, for instance, you can search candidate resumes and records to see such candidate information as address, phone number, and job skills.
When you click a tab for a stage, the first page you see is that stage's Main page, which contains a flow chart, or Stage Map. Each Stage Map gives an overview of that stage's part in the hiring process, showing the major activities you can perform in that stage and how they relate to each other. For example, the Manager Review Stage Map contains icons for a manager's review of resumes, the manager's possible responses to each resume, interview scheduling, and the move to the Interview stage.
You can use Stage Maps to guide you through the hiring process, to find your logical next step. You can also use the icons within Stage Maps as shortcuts to move directly to the appropriate part of the application. Within each Stage Map, any icon backed by an orange oval is an action button. Clicking an action button moves you to the page that pertains to that part of the hiring process. Clicking the Create Requisition action button on the Requisition Stage Map, for example, takes you to a blank requisition form.
Much of the information Personic WebBench displays for you comes in a table, or list. A list displays information about items that need your attention or items you've searched for. This information is grouped in columns, such as requisition number and status, stage in the workflow, and candidate name and availability. A list may contain text links you can click to move to information you want to see. Clicking a requisition number in a list column, for example, takes you to that requisition's record, showing you requisition status, job title and code, the date the requisition was entered, and the recruiter who is working on it. If a list contains more items than will fit on the page, the text in the light-blue band at the bottom of the list will say so, and you can click one of the blue Navigation Buttons to see additional pages of the list.
When you need to enter information, as when you're creating a requisition or offer request, Personic WebBench displays a page containing fields, or a form. Each form has spaces, or fields, for you to type or select words, numbers, or phrases. A yellow-highlighted "M" next to a field designates it as a mandatory field.
Along with a list or form, each page in Personic WebBench may contain certain icons, or buttons, that you can click. Clicking a button can either move you through a list, take you to a different part of the application, or carry out an action. On any given tab, these buttons lie either along the left side of the page or above or below the page's list. There are three types of buttons: Action Buttons, Navigation Buttons, and Information Buttons.
The icons backed by orange ovals are action buttons. The text and icons that compose these buttons describe what they do. Action buttons appear in all Stage Maps, along the left side of each main page, and at the top and bottom of pages where you can make decisions about a record. Clicking an action button takes you to a page to perform a task, such as creating a new requisition or offer, searching for candidates, selecting an interview team, or viewing lists of all open requisitions or requisitions that need manager review.
Buttons with arrows, or navigation buttons, appear along the bottom of any list. Clicking a navigation button allows you to move among the pages of lists too large to fit on a single page. The arrows indicate which direction on the list a click will move you, as follows:
Go to First takes you to the first page of the series.
Go to Previous takes you to the page immediately preceding the current one.
Go to Next takes you to the page immediately following the current one.
Go to Last takes you to the last page of the series.
At the top of each page that contains a form are yellow and blue information buttons. The words or phrases on these buttons tell you to what kind of information about the current record they lead to. In a Candidate Summary page, for example, clicking the Tracking Summary button displays a page that shows each requisition for which this candidate has been considered, the stage each is in, the candidate's status in each, and the date he or she attained that status.
The information button corresponding to the currently visible page always appears dimmed. When a page showing a job description on a record is displayed, for example, the Job Description information button is dimmed.