How do I add requisitions to Lever?

Available for User roles Super Admins, Admins, Team Members, Limited Team Members
Packages Select Lever packages

How do I enable requisitions in my account?

As a Super Admin or Admin, get started by navigating to the requisitions settings page under Settings. From there, check the box next to Enable requisitions”.
From this page, you can choose which default fields to require:
  • Name (always required)
  • Requisition code (always required)
  • Headcount (always required)
  • Status (always required)
  • Location
  • Work type 
  • Team
  • Requisition hiring manager
  • Requisition owner
  • Compensation band
If you’d like to collect additional information about the requisition, we support the following types of custom fields:
  • Text
  • Number
  • Date
  • Dropdown
  • Field group and sub-field
(Custom fields are only available with select packages.)
We can also automatically generate requisition codes for your team, so you never have to manually keep track of them! To implement this, check the box that’s labeled Generate requisition codes automatically”!
You’ll have the option to select which number the requisition codes will start on:



Starting numbers cannot be changed once set. Contact Lever Support for help doing so. 

Once you’ve checked this option, when you go to create a requisition, you will see this message:

We’ll automatically display the fields on the requisition creation page in the order that you’ve added them. You can reorder the custom fields by clicking the up or down arrow on each row.
Lastly, if you are interested in integrating approvals into your Requisitions workflow, you can learn more about that in this help article.

How do I create a requisition? 

Once you’ve finished your requisition form setup, head over to the Requisitions home page. You can navigate there by clicking on Jobs in the section ribbon, then selecting the Requisitions tab at the top of the left column.

To create a new requisition, hit the + Add Requisition” button, and you’re ready to hit the ground running!


Team Members and Limited Team Members can only create a requisition if a default approval chain is configured!

From here, fill out the requisition’s headcount planning details: 
Please note that if your requisition requires approval, as soon as you request approval, all fields are locked. The requisition code and headcount are not editable once you’ve clicked Create Requisition”, so make sure they’re correct!

Using Lever’s Requisitions through the API 

The functionality described below is possible if you have the Lever API. Read the full documentation about requisitions and requisition fields.
Our requisitions API endpoints allow you to create requisitions in an external tool, like an HRIS, and push them into Lever. Once in Lever, you can view and associate the requisitions with job postings. To push requisitions from your HRIS to Lever, you'll want to take advantage of the write functionality of our requisitions API endpoints.
If you are using Lever to create and organize your requisitions, you can still read from the requisitions API endpoints.
If you’d like to take this route, just check the API management box from the requisitions settings page.
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