What is the Hiring Process?

By Dylan Jomy3 min read · Posted Dec 26, 2022


Companies need employees all the time. They use the hiring process to find the best and most suited employee. This article will go over the Hiring Process and the steps companies take to hire people.

What is the Hiring Process?

The hiring process is a valuable and productive step-by-step process for hiring a new employee. This is when a company or organization identifies its needs, recruits from a pool of qualified people, and employs the most suitable candidate. Each company has its own process, but everyone adoptsa general outline, despite their size or industry.

Steps of the Hiring Process:

There are 15 steps to the Hiring Process. However, the specific details for each step are unique to each company.

  1. Identifying the hiring need: The process begins with finding a need within your organization.
  2. Planning: Once an organization recognizes a hiring need, it should start recruitment. In the case of newly formed positions, organizations should identify how the new role aligns with its goals and business plan.
  3. Creating a job description: The hiring staff should generate a job description that includes a prioritized list of job requirements, unique qualifications, desired characteristics, and requisite experience.
  4. **Advertising the position:**Identifying highly-qualified potential candidates begins inside the company at first. Start by notifying current employees of the opening.
  5. Recruiting the class: Beyond simple job posts, the hiring staff should reach out directly to desirable candidates via LinkedIn, social media, and job fairs.
  6. Applicant Screening: The screening process begins with Human Resource representatives who review the applications and eliminate any candidate who does not meet the minimum requirements for the position.
  7. Applicant Assessment: These exams measure various variables including personality traits, problem-solving ability, reasoning, reading comprehension, emotional intelligence, and more.
  8. Job Interview: Interviews are typically in-person interviews between the applicants and the hiring manager. Usually one-on-one.
  9. Background Check: Background checks review candidates’ criminal records, verify employment history and eligibility, and run credit checks.
  10. Reference Check: Reference checks should verify any pertinent information the candidate shares about previous employment--job performance, experience, responsibilities, workplace conduct, etc.
  11. Pre-employment testing: Pre-employment assessments are simple, quick, and fun for recruiters to test job candidates on their qualifications for a job during the recruitment process.
  12. Decision: After conducting background and reference checks, the hiring staff identifies their top choice. The hiring staff should also select a backup candidate if the ultimate choice declines the offer.
  13. Job Offer: Once a leading candidate is identified, the organization should extend an initial offer. The offer letter should include the position’s salary, benefits, paid time off, start date, potential severance pay, working policy remotely.
  14. Hiring: After negotiations, once the candidate accepts the job offer, they are hired. A received offer letter begins filling out and filing paperwork related to employment.
  15. Onboarding: Onboarding, your new worker in a welcoming and professional way, will help integrate them in a manner that lays the groundwork for a long-term productive relationship between them and your company.


The Hiring Process is well-devised detail-oriented process that helps companies choose the most qualified candidate to work under them. This process has been the simplest and most sought way for hiring managers to decide on new employees.


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Dylan Jomy

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Hi, I am Dylan, an Article Editor at Pitch Labs! I am fascinated by business, finance, and the stock market. I also love to write, help, and inform people about economics-related topics. I plan to educate myself on business and STEM-related matters as well.

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