Legacy Reports: Using the Conversion rates report

Available for Roles Super Admin, Admin
Permissions Cannot be accessed by users assigned to custom roles
Packages Lever Basic, LeverTRM, LeverTRM for Enterprise


Legacy Reporting will be removed from Lever for current users, and this is targeted for September 2024. In preparation for this date, as of June 2024 you will no longer be able to set Legacy Reporting as your default reporting experience, and the Lever Support Team will no longer respond to questions or issues related to Legacy Reporting.

If you’re unfamiliar, check out this article regarding the transition from Legacy Reporting to Visual Insights. Conversion rates can be found on the Pipeline dashboard in Visual Insights. To learn more, refer to our Pipeline dashboard help article.

Lever’s Conversion Rates report is extremely powerful. Within this report, you have the ability to customize everything, see underlying candidate data, build reports in real-time, and download subsets or all of your data with one click.

Here are some example questions that you can now answer using the Conversion Rates report:

  • How many applicants did we have during the month of August?
  • How many candidates were sourced by our sourcing team during the week of September 22nd?
  • How many candidates who applied to the Front-End Engineer position made it to the 'On-Site Interview' stage in our pipeline?
  • How do the conversion rates of referred candidates in our pipeline compare with the conversion rate of our candidates overall?
  • How did candidates sourced from LinkedIn compare with candidates sourced from AngelList in our pipeline?

Conversion rates report with different areas labelled.

Part 1: Summary totals and summary statement

At the top of the report, you will see your summary totals and summary statement. The summary statistics includes:

  • Hired: The number of applicants that you have hired within the specified time period.
  • Offers Extended: The number of offers that you made to applicants in your pipeline.
  • Total: The total number of candidates who had activity within the specified time period.

Summary totals and Summary statement section of Conversion rates report.

Summary statistics
Click into a number in the Summary statistics to filter specifically for that category. For example, by clicking on the 181 sourced candidates, Lever will pull up statistics about the hired, total, and offer accept rate for just the sourced candidates.

Summary statement
The summary statement provides you with an overview of the statistics presented. Before jumping into the details of the numbers, you will probably want to take a look at this summary statement to learn about the statistics presented on a broader level.

The summary statement is customizable. Click on any of the gray-highlighted text to look, for example, more specifically at the conversion rate from the 'Recruiter Screen' stage to 'On-Site Interview'.

Grey-highlited text in summary statement.

To clear these filters and go back to your original data, click on the Clear All button in the top left hand corner.

Clear All in filters bar 

You can also filter by custom date ranges.

Custom dates input in date range filter.

Part 2: Essential statistics 

The numbers embedded within the Conversion Report run much deeper than those provided in the summary statistics. These numbers provide insight into how candidates are moving through the pipeline.

Conversions table on Conversion rates report

These essential statistics show percentages and number of candidates who are moving through your pipeline.

  • Conversion: Candidates who entered a stage and moved on to the next stage
  • Archived: Candidates who were taken out of active consideration from your pipeline
  • Moved back: Candidates who were moved backwards to a previous stage in the pipeline

Hovering over a number will provide more detailed information about the statistic.

Conversions table on Conversion rates report; pop-up extends from statistic listing number of convereted movements from stage

Clicking on any of these numbers will take you right to the candidates represented by these statistics.

Candidate list on Conversion rates report

You can click on any of the fields in this list (Name, Companies, Status, etc.) to sort candidates by that field. Most notably, you can sort candidates by feedback scores. This will allow you to see exactly where to focus your energy when working to recruit candidates. Thus, at any moment in time when reviewing your reports, you can easily click on a number or percentage to get to the candidates behind the statistics presented. 

Part 3: Customize everything using filters

You have the ability to customize everything in the conversion report. Filters allow you to narrow down your reports by criteria including job posting, team, candidate owner, status, origin, source, and tag. You can even multiple items in a filter field.

Filters bar with inputs in various filters

Part 4: Export to CSV (Super Admins only)

When you are ready to download the report that you have just created, click on Export to spreadsheet in the upper right corner to download a CSV file. Note that only Super Admins are able to export reports data. Be advised that this export includes considerations, while the report numbers show candidates — so the number of rows in the export will be greater than the number of candidates.

The words 'Export to spreadsheet' outlined above date range filter.

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