Using the Candidate Sources Report


To see your reports, log in to Workable and access the Reports page via the pie chart icon in the menu bar at the top of the page.

The Candidate Sources Report shows how many candidates view your ads on job boards and the source of candidates that are applying or being uploaded to the account.


Filter the report to view data about specific jobs by clicking the dropdown menu in the upper left.

Hover over segments of graphs to see more details. Scroll down the page to view the data in a table.


Sort the table in ascending or descending order by clicking on the column titles.

The sources for this report are broken down into the following segments:

  • Job Boards: all candidates that have entered the pipeline via a known job board
  • Company Marketing: all candidates that have entered the pipeline via your company career site or Facebook Jobs Tab
  • Referrals: all candidates who have been referred by your internal teams
  • Recruiters: all candidates who have been sourced by a recruiter listed in your Workable account
  • Sourced: all candidates that have been added via People Search, uploaded or copied
  • Other: candidates that have arrived via an alternative route not listed above

Note: You might see unknown listed as one of the sources in the Other section. This happens in situations where Workable was not able to track the original source for the application. This can occur when a candidate visits an http link from an https website, opens a link in a new tab, from a bookmark, or through a chat application (such as Slack), or uses an incognito tab.

The Views column is only visible when the time filter is set to all time, as timestamps for application form views are not tracked.

Data still doesn't look right? Make sure the correct filters are applied. Keep in mind that in this specific report, the time filter is based on the candidate creation date, i.e. when they applied for the job or were uploaded to the system.