Hiring? This Checklist Will Help

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by Sarah Hartland

Growing fast? Congratulations! If you’re expanding your small business and new hires are on the horizon, you might be ready to formalize your hiring process. If this sounds like you, you’re in luck, because we’ve created “The Complete Hiring Checklist for Growing Businesses” just for you.

If you don’t yet have a formal hiring process in place, implementing one can save you time and money, and protect your organization against potential legal issues. The good news is, you don’t have to start from scratch to create an efficient and effective hiring process - start with this simple template and you’ll be much farther ahead!

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How to Use this Checklist

Refer to this hiring checklist so you can be confident that you’re covering all of the necessary steps in each part of the process: preparing to hire, posting the position, completing pre-interview screenings, conducting interviews, extending an offer, running appropriate background checks, and onboarding your new team member. 

Share the checklist with others on your team who are involved in hiring, and work together to ensure you’re all following the same tried-and-true process.

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What’s Included?

  • How to prepare for success and prevent turnover, before you’ve hired
  • Ideas for where to post your job opportunity, specific to your industry
  • Tips for screening and interviewing candidates effectively
  • How to verify candidate qualifications and address potential red flags
  • Ways to onboard new employees successfully


Some industries require special considerations to find the right fit for your business. In addition to a generic hiring process any business will benefit from, we’ve also included checklists for the following industries:

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing and Warehousing 
  • Retail and Food Service
  • Staffing
  • Financial Services


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