Happy New Year from BrightMove! We are excited to kick off the new year with some feature improvements and enhancements.
Release 2023.1.0 on Saturday, January 7, 2023 represents the first production release of 2023. This release contains a customer-requested enhancement to the BrightMove ad hoc reporting service, several user experience improvements, a security upgrade, and a few bug fixes. As we gear up for major upgrades later in Q1, there are also several behind-the-scenes changes related to our candidate experience portal platform & our new Wisdom data analytics platform, that are being deployed with feature flags in place (to disable the new capabilities). Be sure to watch your inbox for information on these exciting new capabilities in the coming months.
Ad Hoc Reporting Enhancements
Currency & Date/Time Support
In this release, we made a core user experience improvement related to the ad hoc reporting module by enabling some new data types. Coming directly from a customer request, we added support for a currency data type and new date field formatting. These formatting styles are applied based on a combination of the format the user selects as well as their locale settings within the profile. The primary use case this enables gives the ability to apply formatting to the fields of exported reports.
We implemented this new feature with a Do No Harm approach. In other words, current ad hoc reports will not change based on this new feature. In order to apply currency & date formatting, the report author or an administrator will need to select a control on the dynamic report to apply formatting OR apply the formatting control against the saved report.
UI Improvements, Bug Fixes & Security Upgrade
Bug Fix: Time Card Survivorship when Merging of Duplicate Candidate Records
This fix corrects a bug in the duplicate candidate manager module that was observed then the merged candidates had overlapping time cards. Previously, an error would occur when trying to merge candidates. Now, the merge completes and the time cards survive under the merged candidate.
Bug Fix: Sendout to Hiring Manager Sends Wrong Submittal Status
This fix corrects a bug in the sendout of submittals to hiring managers. Previously, the sendout message would contain the first submittal status in the candidate submittal history. With this fix, BrightMove now sets the current submittal status into the sendout message.
Bug Fix: UDF Drop Down
This fix corrects a bug in the UI control of UDF drop downs on the Candidate screens. When editing a candidate from the candidate screen, the UDF drop down form elements now do not reset to None.
User Experience Improvement: Sales Person Pencil Icon
A minor UI fix - we added the missing pencil icon next to the Sales Person edit link on the Client Contact screen.
Bug Fix: Index Out of Bounds Exception on Carousel
This fix corrects a logic error when scrolling through a result set delivered from a Power Search using the carousel control. When the Power Search result is filtered by a field AND subsequently that field is updated by the user on the current result set record, the index control would break and an error would occur. This fix corrects the carousel control.
Bug Fix: Prevent Sending of Duplicate SMS Messages by Selecting BACK Button
This is a control fix - we created a preventative measure to avoid sending duplicate SMS messages from the platform when clicking the back button on the browser.
Security Upgrade: Zero Day Vulnerability Patch Backport
The BrightMove security & engineering team is always monitoring the platform for stability & security. In February 2022, BrightMove rapidly deployed a security patch to protect against a zero-day vulnerability that our team became aware of through the security channels we monitor. This vulnerability was in 3rd party code BrightMove leverages, not code authored by BrightMove directly. A patch deployment was done to protect our clients & infrastructure against this published exploit. During this patch, there was some technical debt that we accumulated, in the form of redundant files and manual processes. Our engineering team worked with the author of the 3rd party code to reintegrate the secured code into our automated development pipeline.
While this is all behind the scenes to our customers and perhaps seems like "sausage making", the key point to share is we are constantly looking for opportunities to increase the reliability, security and performance of our platform.
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