Definition A job requisition (or job requisition form) is an internal company document a manager uses to formally request permission to fill a role or position. These documents are particularly useful for coordination and wider alignment at larger companies. For instance, the requisition might require approval (often from finance, HR, and upper management) to ensure sufficient space and funding are available for a new hire. Once the requisition receives the necessary approvals, it can serve as the starting point for a discussion between the hiring manager and their designated recruiter (for instance, at a role intake meeting).
Companies that use such forms will usually have a template the manager can fill out to share information the decision makers need, including:
A title and brief description of the role
The team or manager requesting the new hire
Targeted start date
Salary and other budget considerations
Reason for the new hire (a new project, backfilling a departing employee, and so on).