Hire Like an Innovator Toolkit

Tips to improve your technical hiring process every step of the way

Plan

Plan is the stage where teams determine which specific technical skills the new role requires, and how to assess them throughout the hiring process. The most advanced companies derive required skills from company-wide and global standards, map which skills to assess at each stage, and continually optimize the planning process by comparing previous applicant's performance.

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Source

Source is the stage where teams find and/or invite a compelling pool of candidates to consider for the open role. Sourcing is typically part of the recruiting function performed by a Talent Acquisition professional, but it may also be conducted by managers within the company. Sourcing can identify either candidates who are not actively looking for job opportunities (passive job seekers) or candidates who are actively searching for jobs (active job seekers).

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Screen

Screen is the stage where teams conduct an early verification of the candidates' role fit in an efficient, candidate-friendly way. Screening challenges are role-specific and focus on replicating real-world problems that are applicable to the role and aligned to a standardized skills rubric. The most advanced companies engage a talent science expert, and a tech advisory council to ensure consistency and compliance. Actual job performance is fed back into the hiring system to better predict candidate success in the job.

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Interview

Interview is the stage where hiring teams and candidates are able to assess mutual fit. This takes place through in-depth explorations of skills fit, values fit, and feedback from the interview panel. The most advanced companies use an integrated platform that guides interviewers through standardized evaluations via suggested questions, candidate hints, and solution pseudo-code. Interviewer scoring is normalized to ensure fairness and consistency.

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Rank

Rank is the stage where teams determine which candidates are best suited for the job. The most advanced companies evaluate candidate skills at each step in the process against all other candidates, a global talent pool, and existing employees within your organization. Actual job performance is fed back into the hiring system to better predict candidate success in the job.

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