Generating Auto-Suggested candidates [Annual]


The Auto-Suggest option in People Search uses AI and machine learning to compile the key criteria and skills that you’ve outlined in a job description. Using data about the job, combined with People Search, Workable will automatically generate a list of up to 200 candidates who might be a good fit for a specific job you’re hiring for.

Generating this list will use up to 200 of the available People Search profiles included in your subscription. One profile is consumed for each result. If only 150 candidates are generated then only 150 profiles are used.

Using Auto-Suggest

Access Auto-Suggest from the Find Candidates tab in the job editor. Click the Auto-Suggest box.


You will be taken to a tab where you can click the Suggest Candidates button to begin generating a long list of candidates (up to 200).

The process may take a few minutes. You can navigate away from the page and continue using Workable. You'll receive a Workable inbox notification and an email when the list has been generated.

Navigate back to the Auto-Suggest tab via the Find Candidates button at any time to view the candidates. The list of Auto-Suggest candidates will also be available to other members of the hiring team to review if needed.

Click on a candidate to open their full People Search profile. You can then add the candidate to the Sourced step of the job by clicking the + button in the bottom right of their profile.

Note: If you have GDPR features enabled on your account, lists of candidates that are generated for jobs in the EU will be deleted after 30 days. Suggested candidates from the list who are added to the job (and have been contacted) will remain accessible in your account.

Refreshing the list of suggested candidates

If your job description is updated, or if 30 days pass since you first generated a list, you will have the option to generate a new list of suggested candidates for that job. Access Auto-Suggest through the Find Candidates section. Click the Search Again button to the right of the list of candidates.