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Workable

14 Ratings

Workable

14 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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Workable

Although I have mentioned some flaws with the features within Workable, overall, I find it to be a helpful tool. It's a great way to house all of your candidates, and keep the interview process moving forward. Because we have various hiring managers using the platform at different times, it's nice that it is user-friendly. Some use it more often than not, so the fact that it isn't over complicated is helpful. Also, with the integration options that are available, it does a nice job of connecting our various resources outside of Workable. It is rather all-encompassing. My suggestion would be to think through the features that are being added a bit more. There have been multiple times where I have asked support people about a feature, and they've said 'unfortunately, it doesn't do that. We'll pass that along!'. These are not outlandish requests. They are what most professionals utilizing this system would want/need.

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Workable
7.5
Job Requisition Management
Workable
8.5
Company Website Posting
Workable
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Workable
6.8
Job Search Site Posting
Workable
7.8
Customized Application Form
Workable
7.8
Resume Management
Workable
6.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Workable
5.5
Candidate Search
Workable
6.0
Applicant Tracking
Workable
8.8
Collaboration
Workable
8.2
Task Creation and Delegation
Workable
5.9
Email Templates
Workable
8.4
User Permissions
Workable
8.2
Notifications and Alerts
Workable
8.3
Reporting
Workable
7.8

Pros

  • Visibility - Workable presents your open jobs in a very prominent manner, and makes it easy to see how many candidates are in each stage.
  • Connectivity - Hiring mangers/users of Workable are informed when emails are sent from candidates, and correspondence is stored within the platform. Prior to using Workable, we were having trouble keeping track of messaging going between the recruitment coordinator, hiring managers, and candidates. Although it's not 100% accurate, it has helped with this issue.
  • Reporting - We appreciate the reporting tools Workable has within its platform. We're able to see how we're doing with our hiring, and where we can make improvements, simply by running a report. This is a fairly easy, and user-friendly setting, as well.
  • Support - Workable has recently added a chat feature to their support, which has been incredibly helpful. Previously, you had to send in a request, and it took a bit to get responses. However, now asking a few questions is very easy.
  • Resources - Thankfully, this platform is more than just an ATS. Workable's blog, templates, and training information, among other things, are very helpful. If you have employees who are new to interviewing, there are interview kits within the ATS you can provide. They also have great suggestions when it comes to reviewing your interview process. I've recently been accessing this information, and am thankful I found it!

Cons

  • Candidate timeline history - you could say it's a double-edged sword. I love that I can follow how a candidate has progressed through the process and see all the notes, correspondence, and stage updates on one page, but it's also too much information sometimes. I wish there was a way that I could just filter it to see email history, for example.
  • Workable going to spam - if you or your client select the option that "hides" your email address in Workable email correspondence, sometimes candidate emails go straight to candidate's spam folders. I try to warn clients and candidates ahead of time about this, but it would be great if it didn't happen at all!
  • People Search - it's a great tool when it works, but oftentimes it brings up candidate search details that are no longer valid or true (out of date resumes, closed email accounts).

Alternatives Considered

Workable is far easier to use than our ATS products like Greenhouse - cleaner interface, easy to onboard and educate new years. For some clients we've had to use Greenhouse and I've always found Greenhouse by comparison to be incredibly clunky and harder to get the information I need quickly.

Return on Investment

  • Easier access to our candidate pool, and better management of applicants.
  • Quicker turnaround for hiring - we are without employees in various for less time, which is great.
  • Better communication with candidates, and easier to keep track of the communication. This has allowed for fewer candidates to get 'lost in the shuffle', which could turn into a negative few of our organization.

Pricing Details

Workable

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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