Currently, this feature is only accessible to a limited group of customers participating in our beta program. Fully featured multiple locations will be released soon to all customers.
Multi-location postings enable you to streamline your recruiting activities by publishing a single job with one pipeline in multiple locations. With multi-location posting, you can:
- Add up to 4 additional office or employee locations on a job
- Advertise the job to all selected locations on Linkedin (free) and Google for jobs
- List the (single) job with all visible locations on your careers page
- Filter candidates on the Pipeline view by candidate location
Creating postings with multiple locations
In the job editor, you will see a 'Workplace and Locations' section where you can add your workplace type, the primary location, and up to 4 additional locations for the job. The job description is the same for all locations.
The Primary location drives all aspects of the job in Workable as the single location currently does, i.e everything on the Find Candidates page, Referrals portal, automations, reporting, communication templates, candidate surveys, background checks, data retention policies, member access to jobs etc.
The additional locations are used exclusively by LinkedIn (free) and Google job listings to advertise the jobs also in the additional locations as separate job listings.
- Candidates applying to a job with multiple locations cannot natively declare their job location of preference or apply for a specific location. This feature will be provided in a future release. To capture candidates' location preferences, you can add custom questions on your application forms.
- Everything on the Find Candidates page, Referrals portal, automations, reporting, communication templates, candidate surveys, background checks, data retention policies etc. operate based on the primary job location.
- Job search boxes and inputs consider only the primary location
- Job widget returns only the primary location
Everything under the Find Candidates page applies only to the primary location, which will also be visible at the top of the page. In this example, the primary location is New York, US.
If you enable the 'Advertise in different location' checkbox (under Free job boards > Targeting options), the location you add there will overwrite the primary location.
Candidate profile/Pipeline view
While viewing candidates in the pipeline view, you can filter the candidate list by location. The location filter will use the candidates' actual location from resume data, geolocation data or phone number, rather than their location preference. The filter will also enable you to hide/exclude candidates in the selected location/s, if needed.
For each additional location, an equivalent job listing will be created and advertised to the relevant audience only on LinkedIn (free) and Google (LinkedIn premium postings are only available for the primary location).
Candidates can apply as usual, and all applications will land in the same job pipeline in Workable. LinkedIn Easy Apply is also available if this is enabled for your account.
A job with multiple locations is shown as a single job listing, with all “Shown” locations presented in a list. Hovering over a truncated location will provide the full location. The location filter will operate for all locations.
Candidates can apply as usual, and all applications will land in the same job pipeline in Workable.
- Why don't you support multiple locations on other job boards?
- While LinkedIn and Google inherently support multiple locations, implementing this functionality for other job boards requires additional development efforts on our end and will be made available soon.
- Can I update job locations after it is published?
- Yes, you can edit the job anytime and add or remove additional locations. Note that it can take up to 24 hours for the changes to be reflected on LinkedIn (free) and Google.
- Does API support multiple locations?
- Yes, the GET /jobs and GET /jobs:shortcode endpoints will also return a locations array listing all locations. The first location on the array would always be the primary location and will match the location/* data (unless Advertised elsewhere is used).
- How is the candidate's location determined?
- A candidate's location is determined by multiple location sources: Resume, Application form, Social profiles, and IP.