February 2024 Release Notes
4 minutes | Posted 29 February, 2024

In the dynamic world of talent acquisition and recruitment, having the right tools available at your disposal is paramount. As always, we’ve been hard at work fine-tuning our ATS and recruitment CRM platform to ensure a smoother, more efficient experience for you.

This month’s updates will provide you with streamlined processes, clearer permissions, and even a touch of magic with new features that will make your job easier and more enjoyable. Read on to learn about the latest updates and improvements in our recent product release.

Quality of Life Improvements

Improving our platform’s usability and making it even easier to use.

Quality of Life Improvements for Scout Talent in 2022

Enhancing Your Experience

We’re thrilled to introduce a series of Quality of Life Improvements to :Recruit, aimed at refining your user experience and maximising the platform’s potential.

Jobs Page

  • Better Version Control: Now, when revisions are made, they’re marked as “cloned,” which helps keep track of different versions. 
  • Improved Performance: We updated how the system handles the size of job postings to make the system work better and faster.


  • Easier Task Management: We’ve introduced ⌨️ keyboard functionality in addition to the existing drop-down menus for selecting dates and times. This improvement allows for easier task updating, giving you the flexibility to edit dates using your preferred method.

Approval Forms

  • PDF Handling: You can now easily export PDFs in Approval Forms for better document management. Simply navigate into the desired approval form and find the PDF button in the screen’s top right corner. 
  • Smoother Entity Management: We’ve simplified template management in approval forms by removing the default option for entity creation. Now, when creating templates, you have the choice to either select a default template or create a new one.
  • Improved Interaction on Forms: We made it easier to see questions that have been answered but are now disabled, whether you’re viewing or editing the form.

New Features & Updates

Ongoing enhancements to functionality and capabilities.

New features by Scout Talent in October 2022


New Features  
  • New Application Status: We added a “Rated and Ranked” status for applications to help you to track them more clearly.
  • Removing Approvers: HR admins can now remove approvers from forms that are waiting for approval.
  • Including Pinned Users: Pinned users will now receive reminders about job postings that are about to expire.
  • Optional Phone Number: We made the phone number field optional for public approval links.
  • Trash Function for Email Templates: You can now move email templates to the trash for easier document management. 
  • Data Consistency: To ensure consistency, we added checks to make sure data columns aren’t empty.
  • Consistent Display: Fields now always start on a new line to make everything look the same.

Bug Fixes

Continuous improvement of the platform’s performance and reliability.

Bug fixes to Scout Talent software in October 2022

In our latest update, we’ve addressed several bugs to ensure a seamless and efficient recruiting experience.

Here’s a quick rundown of the fixes:

  • Document Size Validation: To prevent technical issues, we now limit document sizes to 50MB to avoid overwhelming the system.

  • Job Branding and Approval Form Cloning: We fixed issues with branding on job postings and cloning approval forms to make things run more smoothly.

  • Fixed Blank Job Page Issue: Sometimes, the job page would go blank, causing inconvenience for recruiters. We fixed this problem so recruiters can work without interruptions.

  • Default Approvers Redesign: We redesigned how default approvers work to improve the approval process.

  • Job Ads Navigation Fix: We fixed a recent problem with navigating to recently posted job ads.

  • Approval Managers Search Fix: The search function for approval managers is now working as expected.

  • User Roles and Permissions: We made sure that updates to user roles and permissions happen quickly and accurately by implementing automated cache refreshers on the backend.

With these bug fixes, we’re dedicated to delivering a more reliable and enjoyable recruiting journey on :Recruit. Thank you for your continued partnership as we strive for excellence.

Coming Soon:

Boost Recruitment Efficiency

Get ready for a fresh layout and revamped appearance for your Interview & Calendar scheduling functions in :Recruit, located under the Events tab. Accompanied by some fantastic new features, these updates will boost your efficiency by making it easier for you to plan, schedule, and manage interview related activities. 

Prepare For An Upgraded :Engage Experience

:Engage, your :Recruit software companion, which helps you build and maintain a robust talent pool, is gearing up for some exciting updates, including:

  • Enhanced search capabilities, powered by targeted AI functions, enable you to quickly discover relevant candidates within your talent pool. This includes the ability to search utilising exact or approximate job titles, as well as being able to leverage your talent landing page as a search criterion to find matching candidates.
  • A fantastic new appearance and interface to enhance navigation, user-friendliness, and visual appeal.

These new features are designed to improve your overall experience, and bolster your efforts in sourcing and attracting top-tier talent for your organisation, and we’re thrilled to unveil them to you. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for additional updates. Your journey to recruitment excellence is about to get even more exciting.

We continuously enhance our platform based on your valuable feedback. We appreciate your input, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at support@scouttalent.com.au with any suggestions or ideas. We look forward to hearing from you and working together to shape the future of our product.

Stay tuned for more updates, and happy recruiting!