Bridge is a job matching service that Workable provides to assist candidates who were let go - usually due to economic reasons, i.e. through no fault of their own - in finding a new job. Prospective candidates are able to upload their resume and be matched with relevant jobs that are posted through Workable.
Bridge candidates that are sourced or those that apply directly for your jobs are marked with a special icon and the "#bridge_candidate" tag. One of the best ways to find Bridge candidates is by using AI Recruiter.
These candidates will have an extra button in the action bar which can be used to request a reference from their former employer. This button will appear in the Sourced and Applied stages and be available in the three dots option in further pipeline stages.
Select the magnifying glass icon to request input, write a short message and click Ask for feedback.
The former employer will be contacted via email. They will see the candidate's resume and application details, but they will not be able to see the candidate's Timeline whatsoever. The former employer can then provide write and submit their feedback. This will appear on the candidate's Timeline for review (visible to Hiring Managers and Standard Members) and followers of the candidate will be notified.