Better hiring process, better hiring.
Attracting top talent doesn't need to be complicated. We've created a series of expert guides designed to help you plan, build and improve a world-class hiring process—from writing your first job description to onboarding new employees.
Planning your hire
Insourcing vs. outsourcing: How to make the right hiring decision
The decision to outsource roles to freelancers and agencies or to insource them to employees impacts a company's financial health, quality of work, available skills, and workplace culture. In this article, we share a straightforward decision-making framework for evaluating the pros and cons of outsourcing or insourcing your next vacancy.
The anatomy of a successful job description (+ free template)
A job description is your first chance to make a great impression on new applicants and build excitement for the role. Everything from the structure of your job description to your choice of language can impact first impressions. This article—and free template—is designed to help you create standout descriptions using Google's own best practices.
50 free job posting sites to help you hire faster and smarter
While job boards abound, it isn't always easy to reach qualified candidates in a cost-effective way. This roundup of 50 free job boards, newsletters, and social media groups will help bolster your advertising strategy and make it easy to share your next job listing with a wide audience.
Sourcing candidates: 5 strategies to fill your hiring pipeline
In today's hypercompetitive job market, even great businesses with great vacancies struggle to recruit. Thankfully, the solution is simple: proactive sourcing—seeking out and connecting with ideal applicants. In this article, we share five high-leverage recruiting strategies to help source qualified candidates for every one of your job openings.
How to scale recruitment with an employee referral program
Eighty-two percent of employers rate employee referral programs as the best recruitment channel at their disposal. It’s no surprise: an effective referral program turns happy, engaged employees into active, expert recruiters—able to find and persuade top talent. In this article, we cover a step-by-step process for building your own referral strategy.
How to build a resume screening process
Work hard to promote your latest job opening, and you're likely to end up with hundreds of promising resumes. To make the most of your recruiters’ time, and unlock the potential of each and every applicant, it’s necessary to develop a structured resume screening process. In this article, we share a simple four-step process for efficiently screening resumes.
How to screen job candidates over the phone
Whether your latest job opening generates 100 job applications or just a handful, a phone-screening process allows you to efficiently qualify applicants in advance of an interview. This step-by-step guide will help you run efficient, focused phone screens by using 15 screening questions to shed light on a candidate's skill set, experience, and interests.
7 proven interview questions—and what to look for in the answers
This interview guide pools advice from Google recruiting leaders to create a list of seven insightful interview questions, each designed to surface a candidate's motivation, work ethos, and communication style.
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Making an offer
How to craft a standout compensation package
With the right planning, your decisions about salary, bonuses, insurance, and time off will work together to win over candidates, boost job offer acceptance rates, and improve employee retention. In this article, we'll show you how to craft a complete compensation package, from setting the right salary to correctly structuring bonuses and benefits.
How to write a job offer letter (+ free template)
When you've made your hiring decision, infusing your offer letter with personality and laying out clear next steps can have a big impact on your candidate's ability to say yes. To improve your acceptance rates and leave your new hire a little bit happier, we've outlined 11 elements every offer letter should contain.
How to write rejection letters that boost reapplication rates (+ free template)
In this article, we cover six steps for writing rejection letters that strengthen your employer brand, boost the candidate experience, and help applicants improve and re-apply—including a free template you can use to simplify the process.
5 core recruiting metrics every hiring team should benchmark
Recruitment metrics flag problems at the first sign of trouble—whether it’s a bottleneck in the hiring process or a shortfall in applicants—and offer concrete opportunities to build a better, stronger recruiting process. In this article, we share five essential metrics every hiring team should track, analyze, and improve to build a healthy hiring funnel.