7 Steps for a Successful Recruitment Process



1: Identifying the Need to Hire

Start with a strategic intake form that outlines the role, salary range,
requirements, location and a detailed description.

2: Sourcing Candidates

Sourcing candidates must be a long-term, strategic endeavor. Creating a
consistent flow of candidates will help you avoid being purely reactive in
your hiring.

3: Screening Candidates

Evaluate, interview and disposition each candidate through a combination
of phone screening, pre-employment assessments and reference checks.

4: Interviewing Candidates

Establish standard questions for every applicant. Guide interviewers to ask
open-ended questions and actively listen to candidates’ responses to
evaluate a candidate’s communication style, personality, decision-making
process and critical thinking skills.

5: Selecting the Right Candidate & Making the Offer

Solicit feedback from stakeholders who will regularly work with or alongside
the candidate. To remain competitive in today’s tight talent economy,
organizations must have an up-to-date understanding of the market’s salary
range and benefits packages.

6: Onboarding and Retaining Talent

Onboarding helps a new hire adjust to the company culture, performance
expectations and social aspects of their job. An onboarding program
should take months, possibly up to a year, and involves cross-functional
coordination throughout the organization.

7: Measuring what Matters

Key metrics to measure include: cost-per-hire, time-to-hire, offer
acceptance rate, source of hire and hiring velocity

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