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Why do I need to give access to Google Calendar when setting up my interview preferences?
Why do I need to give access to Google Calendar when setting up my interview preferences?

Dover uses Google Calendar's API to schedule interviews with candidates.

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In order for you to use Dover for scheduling, Dover needs access to your calendar so that we can create interview events on your calendar.

What does the Dover calendar integration do?

🔗 Scheduling links

  • Dover creates a scheduling link by reading your calendar availability

  • Candidates book meetings, and then the integration will create an event on your calendar

  • Calendar events are modified when you or the candidate reschedule

  • Calendar events are deleted if the call is canceled

📆 Calendar sync

  • Dover can track events on your calendar that are with candidates in your hiring process.

    • This is used to show meetings on the candidate’s profile even if they are booked outside of a scheduling link.

📆 Multipart interview scheduling with Embedded Recruiter

  • If you are using Embedded Recruiter services, our scheduling team will be able to view your calendar in order to schedule multipart events (like Onsites and Final Interviews) with multiple interviewers.

  • They will not be able to modify or delete any events that are not scheduled by Dover directly.

  • Dover will always reach out to you before scheduling events over your team’s existing calendar events.

How to give Dover permissions:

When connecting your calendar (, you will be prompted to give Dover access to your calendar. Please make sure that you select all of the boxes when you are submitting your authorization.

  • View and edit events on all your calendars: This enables Dover to schedule events and not double-book over existing events.

  • See, edit, share, and permanently delete all the calendars you can access using Google Calendar: This enables Dover to pull a list of calendars so you can select which calendar you want to book events on, and which calendars to not double book over. Note that Dover does not delete or share your calendars. Unfortunately, Google does not have more granular permissions. Multiple best in class products, including Calendly, require similar permissions.

How Dover secures your data

In order to integrate with Google, Dover goes through an annual audit known as CASA Tier 2. Dover has been compliant with this for the past 3 years.

Dover is also GDPR and CCPA compliant. You can check out our Data Protection Policy (DPP) or Privacy Policy for more information.

What if I don’t want to give Dover permissions?

You can select that you'd like to use a third party scheduling link or do not use a scheduling link in your Interview Preferences.

Please note that you will not be able to reschedule candidates through Dover and Dover will not know if interviews have been completed. You will have to manually mark all interviews as complete in order to advance or reject candidates.

  • With Embedded Recruiter, we can accommodate your request manually.

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