Hiring Process

What is the Hiring Process?

The hiring process is an umbrella term for the entire process that begins with identifying the need to hire a new employee, continues through the recruiting and interview stages, and ends with that new employee finishing their onboarding.


Thanks to tools that help optimize our Hiring Process, we’ve been able to cut the average time it takes to hire and train a new employee down to just 2 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does a typical Hiring Process look like?Every Hiring Process begins by identifying the need to fill a role – whether due to an employee transitioning out of the organization or being promoted, or a new role being developed. From here, an organization will begin recruiting, or attracting talented applicants for the role. Once applications are sourced, the best candidates will be interviewed and the best-of-the-best will be offered the role. And after a candidate accepts the offer, they’re onboarded, which involves both setting up as an employee within the organization system as well as training them on their new job duties.
  • How do you stay organized throughout the Hiring Process?So many steps make up the Hiring Process for most organizations, and it can be tough to keep everything straight. From recruiting to managing applications to coordinating interviews and more, every stage of the process introduces more risk that info gets missed, documents get misplaced, or something otherwise falls through the cracks.To prevent these issues, many HR departments use platforms like candidate portals, applicant tracking systems, and human resource information systems to keep everything straight. These systems can often interconnect and provide clean information through-lines in an otherwise chaotic and fast-paced process.
  • How can I make my Hiring Process more efficient?When a job opens up, there’s a delicate balance that must be struck between taking the time to find the best candidate for the job while also not allowing an important role to sit unfilled for too long. For this reason (and many others), organizations often look for ways to make their Hiring Process more efficient and decrease the time, energy, and resources spent hiring.Part of this involves organizing your Hiring Process using the systems and platforms described above – these prevent mistakes, redundancies, and clutter (both physical and mental) that can bog down your selection process. Additionally, within these platforms you can also identify ways to streamline hiring – whether setting filters to narrow down applications to only the most promising candidates, to setting up interviews more quickly, to comparing candidates directly side-by-side.
  • Who handles the Hiring Process when a job is open?The Hiring Process is overseen and largely managed by HR (Human Resources), who will typically handle things like placing recruitment ads, organizing applications, scheduling interviews, and onboarding new hires. However, HR will also work closely with the hiring manager (the manager who will be supervising the new hire), as this manager will come with the most useful knowledge of the job duties and what a strong candidate will look like.


The workplace is evolving faster than ever before thanks to new HR solutions, rapidly developing technology, ever-present digital security threats, and more, and you need a partner that will help your organization stay agile and on top of the moment.

From strategic talent management to the best onboarding technology, Rival offers secure platforms that enable people to thrive in a changing workplace. Contact Rival today to talk to an expert to see how we can help you attract the best talent and keep them on board and performing up to your expectations.


Rival goes beyond traditional talent management to help our clients attract, retain, and align people to their business.