Using the Hiring Velocity Report pro

Workable helps you track and manage candidates from sourced and applied to hired. But how efficient is your hiring process? Use the Hiring Velocity Report to find the average time it takes to move a candidate through the pipeline. Spot the inefficiencies and track improvements over time.

Getting started

To see your reports, log in to Workable and access the ‘Reports’ page via the pie chart icon in the main menu bar.

Access your recruiting reports on Workable

Select the Hiring Velocity Report from the reports dashboard that follows.

Set the report parameters

Select the date range and job for your hiring velocity report.

From the menu under the report name, choose a particular job or department, or generate a report for all active jobs. Click the link next to the dropdown to include archived jobs in the report.

From the top right of the page, select the appropriate timeframe; either a preset or custom date range.

Review the data

Visual data

View the average days job candidates take to move forward

Average days to move forward:
At the top of the page, the stacked bar chart shows every stage in the pipeline and the average time a candidate takes to move forward from each stage. (The image above shows a custom pipeline).

For example, if the bar chart shows “Applied: 7 days” that means it takes an average of 7 days for candidates to move forward from applied to any other stage in the pipeline.

At the top left of the reports page, there is an option to include the candidates that applied for the job before your chosen date range.
Check this box: to include all moves forward within the specified date range
Uncheck this box: to view only the data for candidates who applied or were sourced after the report’s start date

Average days from sourced/applied to pipeline stage:
This is represented as a simple chart. Each pipeline stage is a different colour, and the number of days taken is clearly visible above each arrow:

View the average days taken to move job candidates from the source/applied stage through hiring pipeline

Tabular data

The table combines the data to show:

  • the average days from sourced or applied to each stage in the pipeline
  • the average days to move forward from a pipeline stage
  • additional relevant actions that occurred within each stage

View the details of your hiring velocity

For example, you can see how many evaluations occurred at each stage of the pipeline, and compare it to the amount of time spent in each stage.

Export your data

Export the Hiring Velocity data to CSV or PDF at the top right of the page:

Export your hiring velocity report as a PDF or CSV


If a candidate skips a stage in the hiring pipeline, does that affect the numbers?
Yes, if a candidate skips stages in the pipeline, the following will be affected:
• the average days in stage
• days to reach a stage
• activities in a stage

Assume the stages are A, B, C, D
A candidate in stage B skips stage C, and moves straight to D
Result: the average days in stage B will be the number of days the candidate has spent in stage B before being moved to stage D. Stage C will remain at ‘0’ and the move activity is accredited to stage B.

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