Rob Long

Rob Long is VP Partnerships at Workable. He's a former recruiter who writes mostly about hiring best practice. He tweets @_roblong.

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Corporate culture, Tutorials

Need a new ATS? No one cares, unless you speak their language

Imagine this: You've just come out of a big meeting where you've learned that your company plans to expand staff by 50% by the end of Q4. Normally, this would...

Recruiting, Tutorials

6 tips for hiring managers in working with recruiters

Imagine this scenario: Chloe manages a great team in a gaming company. One day, Zeke, one of the team’s best performers, walks into Chloe’s office and says, 'Um, Chloe, I...

Blog, Recruiting

Why you should use free job posting sites

Job boards are not dead. Free job boards are not a waste of time. I’ve heard it said that recruiters shouldn’t use free job posting sites because: the candidates from...

Blog, Recruiting

Recruiting isn’t “just like sales”

People say that “recruiting is just like sales,” as if it's an obvious fact. It isn’t. It’s reductive rubbish. As a former recruiter and salesman, the “recruiting is sales” buzz-phrase...

Blog, Future of work

10 signs you need an applicant tracking system

Think of a shortlist of your most effective business tools. Now ask yourself how many of those you wish you’d heard about and started using sooner. Then take a breath...

Posting jobs, Tutorials

How to post jobs on LinkedIn

Since its launch in 2003, LinkedIn has become the largest professional network online. It’s easy to create and maintain a professional profile and to share that profile with new and...

Blog, Future of work

What is the future of HR technology? A Workable Chat

#WorkableChat is a bi-weekly twitter chat where we speak with the leading thinkers in HR. It's your chance to get hints and tips from the experts on topics from scaling...

Blog, Recruiting

ATS integration with hiring tools: what you need to know

We consider an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to be the centrepiece of any effective hiring toolkit. This is why we built one from scratch and obviously consider it to be...

Blog, Recruiting

Why your small business needs an interview process

One of the biggest mistakes made when hiring for a startup is to think that just because you’re small you don’t need a process. If you think “process” means doing...

Blog, Recruiting

How to write job descriptions

Job descriptions could and should sweep candidates off their feet. But all too often we’re content to lean on the old-fashioned and generic with the result that most job ads...