I'm the business co-founder in our startup and creating processes to keep things running smoothly and being able to focus on sales.
Should startups have a process in the place for hiring? If so, what are some elements that one should consider having?
Absolutely! Having a process can ensure that you:
a) compare each candidate utilizing the same criteria
b) don't miss any important steps
c) streamline the process
I give my clients a flow chart that enables them to easily see what to do next. For example:
Technical candidate? Yes - set up technical assessment test No - arrange for on-site interviews with 3 team members
Be sure to include:
Where to post the job ad
Where to look for candidates
Who should write/approve the job description
and where to find templates (offer letter, background check form, etc)