Integrating your Preferhired account [Pro]


Preferhired is a referral marketplace where you can post jobs to easily collect referrals from coworkers.

When you connect your Preferhired and Workable accounts you’ll be able to:

  • Export jobs from Workable to Preferhired for easy setup
  • Import qualified candidates from Preferhired to Workable automatically
  • Archive your Preferhired post automatically when you hire a candidate in Workable

Setting up the integration

You must be a Super Admin in Workable to set up this integration.

To connect Workable and Preferhired, start by signing in to Workable to retrieve your API Access Token.

Click your user icon in the upper right of Workable and select Integrations from the menu that appears.

At the bottom of the Integrations section you’ll find a button to generate an access token, or, if you have already generated a token, you will find a string of random letters and numbers:


Copy the string of numbers and letters.

Next, sign in to Preferhired. Click the Integrations tab and find Workable in the list that appears.


Click Connect and you will be prompted to enter your Workable API token. Paste in the token that you copied and click OK.


The Integrations tab will show that Workable is “Connected” and the setup will be complete.

Using the integration

When you create a Published or Internal job in Workable you will be able to import it in Preferhired.

To start, publish the job in Workable.

Login to Preferhired and navigate to the Integrations section. Locate Workable and click the Post Jobs button. A list of your Workable jobs will appear. Select the jobs that you'd like to import.


These jobs will be added as drafts to the My Jobs tab in Preferhired. Publish the jobs as you normally would in Preferhired. All the relevant info from Workable will have come right over, though you will need to add in salary details.

Set your budget, confirm and start collecting referrals as normal.

When you choose to move a candidate to the interview step in Preferhired, that candidate will immediately be added to Workable in the Sourced stage.

The candidate’s profile will include the following information:

  • A link to open their application and resume in Preferhired
  • Any questions and answers that were completed
  • Email address
  • Phone number


From that point, continue with the hiring process as you normally would in Workable.

If the candidate is moved to the Hired stage in Workable, they will automatically be marked as ‘hired’ in Preferhired. You’ll be charged based on the budget you set for hiring a candidate. Additionally, the job will be archived in Preferhired.

A candidate who has come from Preferhired will have Preferhired listed as their ‘source’. This can be viewed in the list of Qualified candidates or at the bottom of a user’s Workable profile.