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Rob Long

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

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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 post...

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 recru...

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New release: a partnership with BambooHR

Today we're excited to announce our partnership with BambooHR! Users of Workable can now seamlessly transfer data...

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New release: snooze a candidate

It’s not even summer yet, and already 2016 is proving to be a big year for us. The team is expanding, we’ve just moved into new ...

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 st...

How to post jobs on LinkedIn

Since its launch in 2003, LinkedIn has become one of the world’s most popular networks for professionals, with 660 million membe...

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. ...

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 ...

Secrets of building an attractive company

Smart companies typically operate in competitive talent markets. This means that the people you’re looking for are likely to be ...

5 reasons your careers page costs you candidates

It may sound obvious but your careers page is your shop window. You want to make it easy for candidates to have a look at w...

What’s the best day to advertise job openings?

Are you posting your job openings when candidates are looking? Knowing when job seekers are most active on job boards can help y...

The two-day rule of recruiting

How many days is too late to get back to a candidate? Does the speed of your response to applications affect the success of your...

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