Evaluate the Match

This is where the manager most effectively spends their time – not qualifying candidates or seeing people who they should never hire. Having identified the three to five candidates that match your requirements, the evaluation process is essential and this is the most important step.


This may all sound like a lot of work and the structure that is going to be difficult to implement. The reality is that it is not at all difficult, but it does come down to process, process, process. 

The Four Critical Steps to Hiring

  • Establish the Profile

    Make sure that you know what talent you are trying to hire. Start from scratch and take time to define the job rather than rushing and simply rehiring the person that you are replacing.    

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  • Develop the Process

    Successful hiring depends on having real choices. Write advertisements that will attract a large pool of candidates and have a process so that heavy response levels don’t stretch your resources    .

    The Time Edge

  • Grade Candidates

    You can’t afford to rush the selection process. You need to have an effective screening process and evaluate candidate skills carefully in relation to the job profile you established.

    Edge Business Essentials

  • Evaluate and Execute

    It is essential to have a robust interviewing process. You need to have candidates interviewed thoroughly and then check references and do background checks.

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