Recruiting and HR features powered by AI - Workable

Why Workable AI?

Workable is building AI tools with all the knowledge from a decade of hiring for millions of requisitions and job seekers. Our AI has access to proprietary and metadata across our HR Software, and job board – meaning more specific prompts for the AI, customized outputs and relevant insights for recruiters and hiring managers.

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AI-Generated Job Descriptions

Workable's AI provides bespoke job descriptions for your company, tailored to any role in seconds. You can even select a tone of voice that aligns with your brand and refine the job description until it's ideal.

How it works

Today, almost 20% of jobs created through Workable start with AI, and this number is growing. Simply input a job title and clicking “generate”, a job description is created in seconds. The system uses contextual data like your past writing style and company specifics to make the most relevant job description possible.

Our algorithm then goes through and removes any irrelevant details, subpar content, and incorrect structure. Choose from various tones of voice to better embody your organization's culture and inspire potential candidates. Regenerate sentences and make edits until your job description is perfect.


AI Recruiter for Instant Sourcing

Workable's AI Recruiter recommends ideal passive candidates for your job based on its description. Easily review their fit summary and seamlessly add them to your candidate list.

How it works

Workable's AI Recruiter leverages public and proprietary data to create profiles for 400 million candidates, including past applicants to your company. It learns from your decisions, refining its suggestions based on added or disqualified candidates, evaluations, and comments.

Utilizing key profile details such as skills, education, and work history, the AI computes compatibility scores with your job description. Higher-scoring candidates are prioritized, with labels provided to explain matches. Our customers advance 20-30% of AI-sourced candidates in their hiring process.

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Interview Question Generation

Available in our full HR Software and Free Tools, instantly generate industry and role-specific interview questions.

How it works

Generate a comprehensive interview kit using only two data points: Job Title and Industry. Adjust the tone to better reflect your company's culture or adapt the interview style according to the role’s seniority. According to a Workable study of hundreds of recruiting and HR professionals, 75% of AI users find a productivity boost in their hiring.


Email Assistance

Generate personalized emails for candidate sourcing outreach and other communications effortlessly.

How it works

AI creates tailored emails for sourced candidates, highlighting the reasons they were chosen based on their profile’s alignment with the job description. It’s just one of the reasons Workable customers report productivity gains between 30 - 40% when using our AI.

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The AI will also help automate follow-up communications, such as responding to candidates with negative feedback or coordinating the next steps for interested candidates.

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Resume data extraction

Workable can instantly identify details in resumes to both anonymize data and fill in data fields accurately.

How it works

We’ve trained our AI to instantly read resumes, pick out key information and automatically fill in details on application forms and candidate profiles. With over 160 million candidates found by Workable customers, you can trust that our AI knows what it’s doing. This means convenient experiences for candidates and that there’s no manual data entry for your hiring teams. The AI can also anonymize data in resumes, hiding personal information to help mitigate bias when screening candidates.

Salary estimator

Find accurate salary information for any role quickly with Workable’s benchmarking data. Receive up-to-date insights across experience levels to plan your hiring and salary bands.

How it works

Powered by Workable’s AI and drawing from millions of job listings within our platform, this tool provides invaluable insights into competitive salary ranges in the US and UK. Tailored for small and medium-sized businesses, our solution alleviates the headache of researching salary ranges by delivering accurate and up-to-date data directly to you. Say goodbye to unreliable sources and outdated information – with Workable, you can confidently set salaries, make informed hiring decisions, and ensure fair compensation for your team. This feature is available at additional cost with a Workable plan.

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Screening Assistant

Get succinct summaries of candidate profiles for a quick overview of a candidate’s skills and experience.

How it works

Our AI uses semantic matching to summarize candidates’ resumes based on how they fit your key requirements for the job. Unlike with traditional keyword matching, semantic matching means that the AI knows if two different sentences or phrases mean the same thing. You won’t overlook amazing candidates who just happen to word things a different way.

Use screening assistant to quickly identify the most relevant applicants and to separate those who don’t have the basic required skill set. Screening assistant acts as your copilot and doesn’t remove human decision-making. It serves as a quick reference before delving deeper into a candidate’s profile.

Workable Co-pilot

Rob Long, our CRO, takes you through a demo of these existing and upcoming AI features.

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How it works, privacy, and bias

How is Workable different from tools like ChatGPT?

Tools like Workable’s AI Recruiter are trained using implicit or explicit feedback from daily user interactions and analyzing why candidates are hired or moved through the hiring stages.

We are then able to use our proprietary systems and metadata to enhance the input and thus the output of generative AI in specific applications.

Our focus is to use customers' data to enhance the performance and accuracy of our in-house AI systems.

How is customer data handled?

Customer and usage data is kept confidential and not shared our distributed outside of the company. Customers can rest assured that their data is only being used for authorized purposes and their data is being safeguarded.

How is Workable handling AI transparency?

While a majority of LLM based applications like ChatGPT operate on “Black box” models that cannot be fully understood, we are committed to designing the features in a way that eliminates risk of sensitive data leaks and developing our own in-house models.

We are committed to ethical AI practices and are a member of the European AI Ethics Consortium. This brings together experts from various fields to collaborate on ethical guidelines for AI development and deployments.

One of the key issues related to AI ethics is explainability, which refers to the ability to understand how an AI system arrives at decisions or recommendations.

We’ve made efforts to ensure that our AI functionalities are as transparent and explainable as possible.

Will Workable be compliant with AI laws and regulations?

Yes. We expect a significant increase in legislative and regulatory attention to AI and we will follow and comply with laws and regulations.

What’s Workable’s approach to non-discrimination and bias?

We are committed to ethical AI practices and are a member of the European AI Ethics Consortium. This brings together experts from various fields to collaborate on ethical guidelines for AI development and deployments. We want to follow the latest research and be at the forefront of efforts to promote ethical and unbiased AI solutions. We will consistently self-evaluate our own in-house tools.

How can Workable AI help with my DEI program?

Workable AI supports DEI programs by employing AI-powered anonymized screening to reduce unconscious bias in candidate selection by helping the hiring team focus on qualifications, skills, and job-relevant experience.

Workable AI's job description generation suggests language that is appealing to a broader candidate pool. Non-inclusive descriptions often lead to self-disqualification, as candidates believe they must meet all requirements. Our approach ensures appealing descriptions that attract diverse applicants, fostering inclusivity in hiring.

Furthermore, Workable AI evaluates candidates based on their skills, overcoming biases related to personal attributes like education or previous employers, and generates standardized scorecards to ensure equity by establishing consistent assessment criteria for all candidates, thereby fostering a fair hiring process.

Learn more about improving DEI with Workable.

Workable's approach to AI

Our VP of Data Science, Kostas Rapantzikos explains the process behind our AI updates and our commitment to building with privacy and fairness.

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