Hiring Checklist: How To Hire Your Next Employee

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Step #1: Create a Job Description

  • Get team input
  • In the job description, include the following:
    • Job location
    • Job title
    • List of job responsibilities
    • List of candidate requirements
    • List of desired candidate credentials
    • Statement about company and benefits
    • EEOC statement
  • Enter job description in ApplicantStack
  • Select the job owner and hiring manager in ApplicantStack
  • Create templates for candidate communications in ApplicantStack

Step #2: Pre-Screen Preparation

  • Based on the job requirements and qualifications, write your screening questions including knockouts
  • Create pre-screening questionnaire in ApplicantStack

Step #3: Post The Job

  • Determine if you want/need to post internally before online posting
  • Request employee referrals
  • Check your database for previous applicants
  • Decide which job boards to use
    • ApplicantStack integrates with CareerBuilder, Indeed, Monster, ZipRecruiter, Dice, Glassdoor, Juju, LinkedIn Limited Postings
  • Post to job boards
  • Post to careers page and social media sites

Step #4: Initial Screening

  • Sort on top scoring candidates first after initial screening
  • If few candidates make it through the knockouts, revisit your questions. Do you need to make them less restrictive?
  • For applicants not advancing to next level, determine which to save in your applicant database

Step #5: Schedule Interviews

  • Conduct phone interviews with selected candidates
  • Advance candidates for in-person interviews or video interviews
  • Set up your calendar
    • ApplicantStack integrates with Google and Office 365
  • Have interviewers block out slots on the calendar
  • Send interview request emails
  • Each candidate selects a mutually available date and time
  • Reserve rooms for interviews (if applicable)

Step #6: Collect Feedback

Step #7: Make a Selection

Step #8: Offer the Job

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