August 6, 2014

Workable – Become a Great Recruiter

Workable is a web-based application that organizations can use to advertise available positions and make smarter hiring decisions. Managing the entire recruiting pipeline from A-to-Z, Workable gives its users a way to reach out to top talent through job sites, social media, and external recruiters.

Take control of your company’s recruitment process by creating a Workable account and posting your first job. You can create a fully branded, mobile-friendly career site that includes custom fields and an “Apply with LinkedIn” button. You also have the option to utilize Workable’s one-clicking posting service to promote positions on popular job sites and social media networks. As people begin applying for the jobs you post, you’ll start seeing candidate profiles in your Workable account. Everything you should know about a job applicant is viewable on a single page, including a resume, cover letter, notes, feedback, and interview information. Workable even does the research to dig up each candidate’s social media profiles, when available.

Based on the information that Workable uncovers, you can decide which candidates to extend interviews to and you can send mass emails to those applicants who weren’t selected for a current position. Schedule calls and on-site interviews with applicants, and solicit feedback from the colleagues who participate in those interviews through the Workable interface. For companies that are looking for better hiring workflows, Workable is an option worth exploring.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a careers portal on your business website
  • Post about job openings on social media
  • Schedule interviews with applicants without picking up the phone
  • Ask colleagues to screen potential candidates

Insider Tips:

  • Create tracking reports to show which sources are bringing in the best applicants
  • Workable automatically parses all uploaded or emailed resumes
  • Decide whether to accept resumes from external recruiters
  • Collaborate with recruiters from inside the cloud-based application

What we liked:

  • Workable tracks notes that are sent by email with the associated candidates
  • Businesses get discounts when posting on many popular job listings sites
  • Candidates who come in through multiple job boards are filtered into a single place
  • All plans include an unlimited number of team members

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2013
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
  • Founded by: Nikos Moraitakis and Spyros Magiatis
  • Web site:


  • Starter plan is $19 per month
  • Lite plan is $49 per month
  • Standard plan is $99 per month
  • Professional plan is $199 per month
  • Enterprise plan is $399 per month

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