Follow our latest updates and improvements.
September 12, 2023

Before diving head-first into a big new feature (✉️ 📥 📫 👀), we spent a week or so just going through Along and fixing small bugs, tightening a few things here and there, dusting off dropdowns and fields.

Drop them like they’re hot

Comments are the backbone of any discussion inside of Along, so we spent some time polishing and improving your commenting experience, specifically how you attach files. You can now drag-and-drop multiple documents into any comment field inside of Along.

Additionally, we’ve polished up the UI for the commenting experience, added better indicators while you’re dragging files into Along, and fixed some small issues when editing comments.

Improvements and Fixes

  • ✨ When creating a listing, we now disable all of the fields while your listing is being saved and published. It’s pretty fast, but we wanted to make sure there are no accidental edits that go through (or don’t) unintended.
  • ⚡ Custom fields on listing now have improved visual interactions when hovering or interacting with them. We hope this will improve clarity and usability.
  • 🐞 While you’re editing a comment, you can now also edit the attachments associated to that comment. We asked around the shop and we’re not quite sure why that wasn’t the case initially.
  • 🐞 Checkboxes on your application forms now respect the brand color for your company. While we love our Along Blue, it might not fit your style!
  • 🐞 You can now zoom in and out of PDFs when on mobile phones or tablets.
  • 🐞 We improved how we render PDFs inside of Along so now you shouldn’t see any weird flashes of white when zooming in and out of content.
  • 🐞 You’ll probably realize that we no longer log you out so easily.
  • 🐞 If for some reason the logo of your company is a completely white rectangle, Along would throw an error. We fixed that, but if the logo of your company is a completely white rectangle, you should probably reconsider that!
August 28, 2023

Improved file viewer

As an applicant tracking system, it's a given you'll spend a lot of your time reviewing CV's, portfolios, cover letters, etc. Those have previously opened in a new tab, but today we're launching an update for a better file viewing experience. View PDFs, spreadsheets, slides, and more!

And this is just the beginning, as we're constantly working on improving and streamlining your workflow inside of Along.

Editing published workflows

At launch, we decided that the user experience we had when editing workflows for published listings was... *meh*. We made a promise to ourselves to fix that as soon as possible. As it turns out, that "as soon as possible" is today. Four months later. 🙈

As of today, you can edit the workflow for a listing even after it has been published.

Improvements & Fixes

  • ✨ You can now add applications manually without having any required parameters.
  • ✨ Use the left and right arrows on your keyboard to navigate through all the applications in a listing.
  • ⚡ When saving a draft, we now keep you on the listing page but let you know your draft has been saved.
  • ⚡ You could always select all the applications in a stage by clicking on the name of the stage. We felt that was a bit undiscoverable, so we now show you a checkbox when hovering over the stage name so it's clear you can use it to select all the applications.
  • ⚡ Based on some feedback, we've improved how you manage permissions for members. It's now clearer which permissions people have.
  • 🐞 When people uploaded transparent avatars, it didn't really look good. 😬 It does now!
  • 🐞 If you updated the application form for a listing, and someone was just in the middle of applying, it broke. 😢 That has now been fixed.

July 31, 2023

Candidate Labels

We know how important it is to organize and segment your candidates effectively. To help you out, we’re introducing a new feature: labels for candidates. Whether it's by skill, experience, or any other criteria that matter to you, you can now leave customized labels on candidates.

You can manage these labels under Settings → Careers → Labels.

Rejection Reasons for Candidates

It's crucial to remember why a candidate wasn't the right fit for your team. Now, you can record specific reasons when rejecting candidates. It brings clarity between your team members during a selection and helps out when someone applies to a different job listing in the future.

You can manage the rejection reasons for your company under Settings → Careers → Rejection Reasons. In addition, you can choose whether leaving a reason is mandatory when rejecting a candidate.

Tailored Email Notifications

You now have the power to specify which email notifications you want to receive, so you only receive updates that matter to you. Whether it's about new job listings, comments, or daily and weekly summaries, you're in control!

Improvements & Fixes

  • ✨ When searching for anything, we’ve made our search more fuzzy, meaning that you don’t have to worry about typos or if you’re unsure on the exact name of that candidate you were looking for!
  • ⚡ An improved experience when you hit a page you don’t have access to. We made it clearer so you know when to ask your colleagues for access to something you need.
  • ⚡ We’re continually working on improving the OpenGraph images when you share your listings.
  • 🐞 Fixed some small layout issues when looking at deleted job applications.
  • 🐞 Made some small tweaks and bug fixes to mentioning people in comments.
June 29, 2023

Better sharing of listings

We’ve previously worked on generating images for your job listings on the public careers page. We have now improved upon that with better layouts and speedier generation of these images.

You don’t need to do anything, just share your job listings around and they’ll be displayed with beautiful cover art reflecting who you’re looking for.

Improvements & fixes

  • ✨ Deleted applications are still visible under a collapsed “Deleted” section for that listing.
  • ✨ Under “Settings → Members” you can now immediately see who has which permissions instead of having to look through the person’s profile.
  • ⚡ Our color palette has been slightly tweaked to provide better contrast!
  • 🐞 Sometimes, you would trigger the submission of a form (e.g. save listing) when you were editing a field tied to that listing. That has now been fixed.
  • 🐞 We have updated the empty state on the public careers page to make it more obvious that it’s not a loading state!
  • 🐞 The company logo on the public careers page would have the cover bleed through the edges of the logo. We have prevented that bleeding.
  • 🐞 You couldn’t tap on the little badge in the tabs on the search results page to go that tab, only on the text. There’s obviously no reason for that!
June 7, 2023

Search for anything and everything

Browse and move through Along easier and faster than ever! Just tap on the "Search for anything..." box in the navigation bar (or press `Ctrl + K` / `⌘ + K` on your keyboard) and type away.

Easily find candidates, listings, and people from your company, and jump straight to that page. Also, navigate to any of the other pages inside of Along or toggle commands, like switching on dark mode instantly.

We'll be expanding the things you can search for and navigate to as we build in more things into Along.

Candidate pages

Every person who applies to one of your job listings now has a dedicated candidate page of their own. On this page, you can see all of their job applications and more details about them.

Additionally, if a person applied one or more times, that is now visible on all of their applications.

We'll be building more functionality on top of the candidate page in the future, so stay tuned! We hope this makes it easier to manage your candidate database.

Improvements & fixes

  • ⚡ The comments tab on the listing pages now remembers how you left it. So if you open it up on one listing, it will stay that way until you close it.
  • ✨ Wherever you're adding a person, we now show their avatar so you can recognize people at a glance.
  • 🐞 We tightened up some layout issues with our menus and dropdowns that caused items without icons to be misaligned with the ones that do have icons.
  • 🐞 When linked to a comment, we would scroll you just a bit too much down the page. We now make sure that the comment you're being linked to is shown fully on your screen.
May 15, 2023

Easier navigation between applications

With this new update, it’s easier to navigate between applications via the persistent floating bar at the bottom of the screen when reviewing candidates. With the floating bar, you can easily see the names of the previous and next candidate, and navigate between them. See whether you left a score, and if you didn’t – you can!

Your organization administrators, and/or the HR department, can see the current stage of that candidate, and can easily move the candidate between stages.

Better social share images

You can now automatically (or even automagically) create beautiful images for your organization and your listings when someone shares them to social networks or to a friend. The images include the name of your organization, the cover photo, your branding colors, and details on the listing.

Improvements & fixes

  • ✨ The invite flow was slightly redesigned to make it a more enjoyable experience for people joining organizations for the first time.
  • ✨ Email fields can be copied from the public job listing page.
  • ⚡️ Navigate more easily between a published job listing and the main careers page of a company.
  • 🐞 The workflow bar at the top of each listing is fixed. It would sometimes indicate that there is more content to scroll to when in fact there wasn’t.
  • 🐞 When adding an applicant manually to a listing, it would not update the number of applications in the workflow bar.
  • 🐞 When leaving a comment, the comment box did not have any interaction states.
May 9, 2023

Better publishing of listings

We’ve gotten some feedback that the publishing flow for a listing was a tad too complicated. And we felt that! So we went back to the drawing board and came up with a new way to publish listings that we hope is much, much nicer. It’s now extremely clear what each publishing option means and where your listing will end up.

Redesigned drafts page

You can now delete drafts! Alongside that, the drafts page is spruced up a bit and you can now continue more easily where you left off, preview a draft, or delete it if you’re not happy with it.

Improvements & fixes

  • ⚡️ Regular members assigned to a listing can now easily see which stage an application is in, even though they can’t move the candidate between stages.
  • ⚡️ Previously, when a stage in the workflow bar was tapped on and it didn’t have any applications, it would just... sit there. Now it jiggles to indicate its emptiness.
  • ⚡️ When a new field is added to a listing, you’re immediately focused into that field so you can start typing right away.
  • 🐞 Fixed a bug when the section in which a comment you were linked to wouldn’t expand. Now we scroll you to that section, open it up if it’s collapsed by default, and highlight the linked comment.
  • 🐞 A bunch of small micro-improvements on comment replying.
  • 🐞 You can now post comments using Ctrl+Enter or ⌘+Enter.
  • 🐞 When leaving a reaction to something, the pop-up with the reactions closed as soon as the mouse was moved outside of it. It now stays fixed in place until you decide which reaction you want to leave (if any).
April 24, 2023

Privacy policy for candidates

Apart from just linking to a privacy policy on your website, you can now generate a privacy policy using our template. Under “Settings → Careers → Privacy” simply fill out basic legal information about your company and Along will generate a privacy policy that is automatically shared with candidates when they apply to one of your job listings.

Improvements & fixes

  • ✨ The scores on candidates are ordered from best to worst.
  • ✨ Popover menus are slightly more condensed to make them easier to navigate.
  • ⚡ After you apply for a listing, we now make sure to hide all the “Apply Now” buttons.
  • 🐞 Your status bar is now color matched on Safari browsers.
  • 🐞 Improvements to moving multiple candidates between stages.
  • 🐞 We realized that we triggered the tablet layouts a bit too early, so we fixed that and we’ll no longer collapse information on smaller laptops.

Like what you see?

We’re continuously working on new things and improving existing ones. We’d love for you to have a say in what we’re building next.