Data Import Process Overview

Bulk Resume Imports

Have a bunch of resumes in folders that you’d like to import?  No problem!  We'll take care of the legwork and easily add them to your JazzHR account.  There are just a few requirements outlined below.

Bulk Resume Import Requirements

  1. Resume files need to be supplied in one or more file folders.  We cannot process files that are still attached to email messages or are located inside of outlook folders.
  2. JazzHR can organize imported resumes in one of two ways.
    • Import all resumes into a closed job in JazzHR labeled Imported Resumes
    • Import the resumes into different jobs. (If you prefer to import the resumes into different jobs, the resumes must be organized into separate folders whose names correspond to job titles in JazzHR).
  3. When ready, upload the folders to your preferred file sharing site (DropBox, FTP, or Google Drive) and share them with your implementation contact at JazzHR.

How long does it take to perform a bulk resume import?

Our team can turn these around in 5 business days or less (from receipt of data).

Is there a limit to the number of resumes included in the standard import service?

Our standard import service includes up to 5,000 resume files.  Additional files can be imported for an additional fee.

Is there a maximum number of resumes you can import - even for an additional fee?

Yes.  Currently, the maximum number of bulk resumes we can import is 40,000.  There would be certain stipulations associated with an import of this size.  Please contact support@jazzhr.com for more information.

Can you import paper/scanned resume files?

JazzHR cannot import files which are scanned into PDFs.  Scanned files are treated as image files, not digital text and are unreadable by our resume parser.  

 


Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Migrations

Are you migrating from an ATS, CRM, or homegrown system?  No problem! We can handle data imports from anywhere.

We have experience migrating data from Greenhouse, Taleo, iCIMS, Lever, Jobvite, and everything in between - even Excel spreadsheets.

How does the import process work?

Our standard import service's scope is limited to migrating all historical records from your previous system into JazzHR.  

A data import can begin as soon as your job board is set up and you are ready to start hiring in JazzHR.  Below is the recommended process to ensure a clean transition from your prior system. 

  1. Begin your implementation and account setup in JazzHR.
  2. Completed your career page integration.
  3. If you have any open jobs or candidates in your current system, manually move these into JazzHR.  (Additionally, open any new job postings in JazzHR.)
  4. Once you and your team are "working" in JazzHR, close your job postings in your previous system.
  5. Requests an export of your data export from former system.  (Once an export has been requested, do not make any more changes in your former system to ensure data integrity is maintained during the migration.)
  6. Once you receive your export, share it with your implementation contact at JazzHR.

Once we have the data we will reorganize it into the format required by our import tools.  After that, we'll schedule a call to review the data and make any final changes before performing the import.

How long does it take to perform an ATS migration?

On average, data import projects from other systems take 15 business days (from receipt of data).  This is dependent on the formatting, quality, and the number of data records provided.  

More complex data export formats typically take longer - averaging 20 business days.  These include, but are not limited to: ApplicantStack, iCIMS, JobScience, and Taleo.

Is there a limit to the amount of data you will import?

The objects below are what we are capable of importing into a JazzHR account.  This is dependent on what data your previous system makes available.  If your previous system provides them, we can import them.  Our standard import service includes up to 30,000 records for each of these objects.

  1. Jobs
  2. Candidates
    1. standard application fields
    2. resume/CV file
  3. Additional candidate files/documents (if applicable)
  4. Candidate notes/comments (if applicable)

What data export formats do you support?

Our standard import service includes the migration of data records from other systems if they are in CSV/spreadsheet formats.  SQL backups, XML, JSON, and any non-spreadsheet formats will need to be converted by the customer or previous ATS before providing them to JazzHR.  Systems whose native export formats are not supported include, but are not limited to:

  • BigBiller/Top Echelon
  • Ceridian
  • Compas ATS
  • Deltek/HRSmart/Visibility
  • RecruiterBox
  • PCRecruiter
  • Silkroad
Note:  Bullhorn export is in SQL; however, due to the frequency with which we receive Bullhorn imports, JazzHR was able build tools specifically to convert the Bullhorn data structure.  As such, Bullhorn is a supported import format.
 
Attached are two sample spreadsheets containing our supported fields.  These can be used as a guide for organizing your data.

Sample Spreadsheets Key Notes:

1.  Any fields in red text are required fields.  They must have a value in order to create a record in JazzHR.  

2.  All other fields are entirely optional.

3.  In order to import candidates and their associated resumes or files, the resume_file_name (column AI) must be specified.  Additionally, a folder containing the resume_file_name as it is listed must be provided.

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