Having the right people makes an enormous impact on your results, so in this section you’ll find tools for finding and hiring superstars.

Building the Pool Worksheet

The more energy you spend on building your pool of candidates, the more likely you’ll be to find high performers.

Job Description Sample

A great job description goes beyond simply listing responsibilities and qualifications. Use this sample as a guide for your hiring process!

Talent List

To ensure that strong candidates readily come to mind when you need to hire, keep a running list of prospects. Here’s a simple template to get you started.

Sample Interview Questions

These questions will help you probe how a candidate will perform once on the job.

Job-Simulation Exercises

Having candidates complete exercises similar to what they’d be doing on the job may give you the best sense of how they would perform if hired.

Figuring Out the Role Sample and Worksheet

This worksheet will help you develop a clear idea of who you're looking for (which can then be translated into a job description).

Interview Cover Letter

This sample email to candidates asks them to prepare to simulate job-related activities.

Reference Checks Toolkit

This reference check outline worksheet and list of sample reference check questions can help save you from the wrong hire.

Rejection Email Samples

The fastest way to inform candidates that they are no longer under consideration is by having a standard email template that you can easily adapt.

Orientation Agenda Sample

Having a written agenda for orienting a new employee helps you present information in an organized, easily understandable way.

Roadmap for Setting New Staff Up for Success

This roadmap will walk you through four key steps for nailing a new staff member’s first three weeks.

Hiring Rubric Starter Kit

Use this starter kit to help you create and use your own hiring rubrics.

Examples of PTR in Action

Check out some examples of PTR in action, and how to manage towards your requirements with your preferences and traditions in mind.

Interview Questions and Simulations for CTO Candidates

Looking to hire a CTO? Check out our sample interview questions and simulations!

Sample CTO Job Posting & Role Description

Hiring a Chief Talent Officer? Use this customizable job description.

CTO Hiring Rubric

Looking to hire a CTO? Use our hiring rubric template to evaluate candidates.

Sample CTO Goals & Metrics

These sample talent-related goals can help you identify and set your own.

Onboarding Checklist

Check out this sample onboarding checklist of everything that needs to be completed to ensure a smooth start for new hires.

90-Day Discussion Template

This template will help you lead a productive discussion with your new hire about their first 90 days on the job.

New Hire Onboarding Agenda for Manager

This document is a set of cues for the topics you will likely need to discuss with your new hire in the first few weeks and the key points you may want to make on each of them.

Common Choice Points

Here is a list of some of the most common choice points, or key decision-making opportunities, managers face that may have equity and inclusion impacts.

Connector Email Template

Use this email template to reach out to “connectors” who can help you build your talent pool.

Hiring During COVID-19

Even those of us who fancy ourselves virtual hiring aficionados are finding ourselves faced with unique challenges because of the added uncertainty of a global pandemic. We’re here to help!

Onboarding During COVID-19 (plus checklist!)

Assuming your organization has gone remote, how do you onboard at a distance in the middle of a pandemic? If you’re among the lucky few organizations that are still bringing in new people, read on for some tips on how to tweak your standard onboarding process to adapt it for these times. And, get a copy of our remote onboarding checklist!

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