Multiple pipelines can be used to create different hiring processes for different types of jobs.
All pipelines must "fit" into a single overall reporting pipeline. In the example below, we are editing a pipeline and have added two stages under "Phone Screen" which is a reporting pipeline stage.
Here, your reporting pipeline is shown at the top. Below, a pipeline is shown with unique stages that fit up into the reporting pipeline e.g. the stages 'Technical Interview' and 'VP Interview' fit into the 'Interview' stage of the reporting pipeline.
The single reporting pipeline is what Workable uses to combine reporting data. If you have multiple pipelines and want to report on all of them at the same time, the reporting pipeline is used.
If you report on just one type of job, that specific pipeline will be used instead to provide a more granular view.
Below, the reporting pipeline at the top would be used when filtering reports for both "Junior Level/Intern" jobs and "Mid Level Commercial" jobs. Rather than seeing the "Hiring Manager" and "VP Interview" stages represented, a single stage called "Interview" would combine that data.
It is not required that pipelines include a stage for every reporting stage. Above, the "JuniorLevel/ Intern" pipeline does not have Shortlisted, Test or Assessment stages at all.
A typical reporting pipeline
Once your reporting pipeline is set up, it is unusual to make changes. The reporting pipeline can be edited as needed, but this will impact all pipelines in the account. The most effective pipelines are 12 stages or less but you can add some extra stages if needed.
A typical reporting pipeline might look something like this:
- 1st Round Interviews
- 2nd Round Interviews
The overall recruiting flow represented above will leave room for customizations across specific pipelines. Click here to download some pipeline examples for different types of jobs.