Attracting top talent doesn't need to be complicated. We've written a series of articles designed to walk you through the entire hiring process—from writing your first job description to onboarding new employees.
Whether you're hiring for the first time or looking to turn a good hiring process into something great, this Hiring 101 Guide offers all of the expert advice you'll need to find, attract, and recruit the best candidates.
Better Hiring Process, Better Hiring
Creating a repeatable hiring process—a set of steps for hiring managers, recruiters and candidates to follow—is the most effective way to consistently attract top talent. It makes hiring faster, more efficient, and more enjoyable, and helps you do three important things:
Standardize the candidate experience. Every interaction between company and candidate has a big impact on offer acceptance rates, reapplication rates, and even recruitment costs. Create a consistent recruiting process and you ensure that every candidate has a positive experience.
Create opportunities for improvement. By following the same steps with every candidate, it becomes easier to identify bottlenecks and turn feedback into opportunities for improvement, whether that's simplifying your application form or expediting the offer process.
Measure hiring performance. Metrics like time to hire and offer acceptance rates are more useful when they're measured consistently month to month. By following a standard hiring process, it becomes easier to compare monthly benchmarks and identify meaningful trends in your data.
To get started, we've outlined a comprehensive 12-step process for turning great applicants into perfect hires.