Occasionally you’ll find a great candidate who is interested in talking—just not right now. When this happens, you can snooze the candidate and set a reminder to contact them at a future date.
Snoozing a candidate is also useful for people who have applied, but aren’t the right fit just now, or for people who are still studying but will be qualifying soon.
To snooze a candidate and set a reminder to contact them again, click the three dots on the candidate toolbar and select Snooze Candidate.
Set a date for when the candidate will 'wake up'. On this date, the followers of this candidate will receive an email notification, as well as a notification in their Workable inbox, even if the job has been archived. In this case, you must unarchive the position to contact the candidate.
Choose the number of months for which to snooze the candidate or select 'snooze until...' to choose a specific date. Any notes you add will be included in the candidate's Timeline.
Click Snooze candidate to finalize the reminder. The candidate will be placed at the bottom of the list of qualified candidates, grayed out with a Zzz icon.
You can still access their profile at any time and continue to leave comments or interact with the candidate if necessary. Unsnooze the candidate early by clicking the three dots in the toolbar and selecting Unsnooze Candidate.
- Is it possible to create a report showing snoozed candidates and who snoozed them?
Super Admins can filter for the 'Snoozed' action on the Activity Stream.
- Will an email reply from a candidate unsnooze them?
No. The followers of that candidate though will receive an email of the response from the candidate.
- Does snoozing a candidate count towards reports?
- The period the candidate was snoozed is not taken into account when calculating report metrics such as time to hire, avg. days to move forward etc.