Adding and managing users

Available for User roles Super Admins, Admins, and Team Members
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Adding users to Lever is the first step to getting your recruitment team as well as your broader organization involved in your hiring initiatives. Readers of this article will learn about:

Before proceeding, we recommend that you read our article on the different levels of user access in Lever, so you can select the appropriate access roles when adding users to Lever.


Watch this short video on adding users to Lever.

Adding users

To add a user to Lever, first note that you must have Team Member access or higher.

  • Navigate to Settings > Users
  • Click the + Add New User button

Users lists in Settings with arrow pointing to Add New User button.

  • Input the name and email address of the user you wish to add. Note that that user's email address must match the domain(s) associated with your organization's LeverTRM instance.
  • If the user you are adding was hired through Lever...
    • Search for their name in the field under the Link to candidate profile(s) heading
    • Click Link this profile

Add new user editor with candidate profile listed and arrow pointing to link this profile button.


Linking a user profile to their pre-existing candidate profile prevents the user from seeing any information from their candidate journey in Lever, such as interview feedback or offer details.
  • Click the Next Step button
  • Select the appropriate access role for the user

User profile editor with access level menu expanded; Team Member level of access is selected.

  • Configure additional permissions for the user
    • If adding a user with Limited Team Member access...
      • Specify the parameters for the type(s) of job postings the user should have access to
    • If adding a user with Limited Team Member access or higher...

Additional permissions list with Sensitive Information Privileges toggle flipped to on position and various privileges selected beneath it. 

        • Enable data export access (if applicable), and specify which dashboards the user should be able to export. 
    • If adding a user with Admin access or higher...
      • Enable the user's ability to change other users' Sensitive Information Privileges (if applicable)
  • Click the Next Step button
  • If adding a user with Limited Team Member access or higher...
    • Associate the user as follower on existing job postings so they can be notified about related activity.

Following menu in user profile editor with job posting selected.

  • Click the Invite User button

Once invited, the user will be listed in the Pending Invites section of your Users list. The invited user will receive an email which they can use to login to Lever.

New user email invitation with login button.

Once the user has logged in to Lever, they will be listed under the Active Users section of your Users list.

Managing users

Once a user is active in Lever, you can manage their user profile by clicking their name in the Users list. In the user profile editor, you can modify the user's information (including linking their user profile to an existing candidate profile), access level, permissions, and followed postings.

To deactivate a user, click the ellipses points aligned to the right of their name in the Users list and click Deactivate User. The user will be moved to the Deactivated Users section of your Users list (from which they can be reactivated, if needed).

Close up of active users in Users list with pop-over expanded from ellipses next to a listed user. The Deactive User option is highlighted in the pop-over.

Best practices for adding and managing users

Abiding by the following best practices will help to ensure a smoother user management experience.

Add all of your organization's employees to Lever

We recommend adding everyone in your organization to Lever with at least Interviewer level access so they can easily refer candidates and assist in the hiring process where needed.


If your organization uses G Suite or Office 365 and has single sign-on enabled for Lever, anyone within your organization's email domain (e.g., can log in at with Interviewer level access. Until their access is upgraded by a Super Admin or Admin, they will only have access to the Interviews page in Lever, from which they can submit referrals and interview feedback.

Restrict Super Admin access to a single user

Given the complete degree of control associated with this role, we recommend that only one person at an organization be set-up with this level of access - typically a Talent Leader or someone with operational responsibilities.

Reach out to Lever Support for assistance with bulk user uploading

If you have a long list of users to add to Lever, our Support team is available to assist. Click the Submit a request button at the top of this page to get in touch.

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