How to Hire

Topics include: attracting employees, company branding, effective job postings, acquiring job candidates, interviewing, hiring practices, onboarding, employee referral programs, talent sourcing, the engagement cycle, and more.

Featured How to Hire guides

Strategic Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees
Tips and resources to attract and retain temporary and seasonal workers.
Hiring Freelancers for Your Business: 5 Steps
Are you hiring freelancers? Here are 5 steps you can take to set up a hiring process that will match your company with the right talent.
Candidates in a talent pipeline waiting for interview
How to Build a Talent Pipeline in 5 Steps
Could your company benefit from having a constant pool of talented candidates year round? Here's how to build a talent pipeline to meet your needs.
Employee in returnship program talking with co-worker in office
5 Steps for Creating a Returnship Program
Will a returnship program work for your company? Here you'll learn what a returnship is, what it can do for you, and the right steps to take to set one up.
Boomerang employee laughing with coworker in office
How to Rehire Boomerang Employees
If you're looking to rehire boomerang employees, there are a few key areas to focus on. Here are the best practices you'll need to ensure a smooth return.
ghosting candidates
Why Job Ghosting Candidates is Bad for Business—and How to Avoid It
Job ghosting applicants may be on the rise, but it’s bad for business, bad for your brand, and easy to avoid. Learn how.

All How to Hire guides

Hiring Freelancers for Your Business: 5 Steps
Are you hiring freelancers? Here are 5 steps you can take to set up a hiring process that will match your company with the right talent.
How to Build a Talent Pipeline in 5 Steps
Could your company benefit from having a constant pool of talented candidates year round? Here's how to build a talent pipeline to meet your needs.
5 Steps for Creating a Returnship Program
Will a returnship program work for your company? Here you'll learn what a returnship is, what it can do for you, and the right steps to take to set one up.
How to Rehire Boomerang Employees
If you're looking to rehire boomerang employees, there are a few key areas to focus on. Here are the best practices you'll need to ensure a smooth return.
Why Job Ghosting Candidates is Bad for Business—and How to Avoid It
Job ghosting applicants may be on the rise, but it’s bad for business, bad for your brand, and easy to avoid. Learn how.
How to Make Mass Hiring More Efficient
Hiring new employees to handle a spike in demand brings specific challenges. Learn how to successfully complete mass hiring and find qualified candidates.
Strategic Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees
Tips and resources to attract and retain temporary and seasonal workers.
The gig economy in 2021: New strategies for recruiting temporary workers
The pandemic has given new life and a new definition to the meaning of “gig work.” But how do you go about recruiting temporary workers?
How job boards help you find candidates
Job boards are an effective, low cost sourcing channel that make it easier to find the right candidates. Here are 7 ways job boards can help you hire.
Low-risk recruitment strategies and the unemployed
Expanding your business typically means taking on new hires, but adding new people comes with a risk. Here are low-risk recruitment strategies to consider.
Reopening after COVID-19: Companies need a smart game plan

 In the wake of the pandemic, businesses need a smart game plan to reopen, and survive and thrive. That goes beyond incorporating general government health rules and guidelines—sure they’re a must-do, but they only set the minimum requirements. Each company’s reopening will likely look different. There’s no one-size-fits-all strategy. “It is the responsibility of each company…

4 keys to unbiased recruiting

Have you done a quick inclusion audit lately? On the recruiting side, your sourcing and hiring should be close as possible to bias-free.   That may not require resorting to blind recruitment – removing personally identifiable info from job applications. But it might. Being inclusive also involves accessibility, adhering to human rights standards, and hiring more…

How to hire for fit

Determining how to hire for fit is a huge recruiting challenge — and one that can have big implications to productivity and the overall office culture you’re trying to create. For one thing, it’s easy to confuse hiring for chemistry with hiring for fit. Chemistry is when you click with the candidate in the interview…

Culture-Based Recruiting: How is Your Company Different?

To get the best candidates for your company, you’ve got to sell the individuality of your workplace culture.

And The Job Award Goes To…
Finding the best hire for that hard-to-fill position is no easy task – are you going to go with the front runner or the dark horse? Go with all the buzz, or look behind the scenes for a hidden gem, an unknown?
Find Candidates That Fit By Adding A Pay Scale To Your Job Ads

If you’ve been playing whack-a-mole with your salary listings, think about how it hampers candidates. Still keeping salary a secret in job ads? Sure it hoovers in a wider spatter of applicants. Maybe one will be that superstar you wouldn’t have sucked up otherwise. Then again it could clog the canister, vacuuming in mostly fluff and dander.Openly publishing pay cleans the recruitment nozzle, and helps make the hiring engine run smoother. There are some glitches too, so don’t turn on the power scrubbers lightly.