The New Recruit

Get your hiring process in order with a Recruitment Funnel, sourcing by the founders, and some Skills Tests and Work Samples.


Similar to the marketing or sales funnel, the recruitment process requires a funnel to be followed to hire the best talent for your company. By being aware of the funnel as described in this chapter, and in control of the different processes (such as sourcing, screening, and work samples), you will attract the professionals you need.

  • Hiring process
  • Recruitment funnel
  • Recruiters
  • Work sample
  • Reference checks
Practices Explained

Recruitment Funnel

Practices Mentioned

Screening Interview

Skills Test

Work Sample

Reference Checks


Coming Soon!


Chapter 15 Illustrations

Recommended Tools



Google Hire



Breezy HR



Smart Recruiters

Bamboo HR

Recruiter Box

Zoho Recruit

Recommended Books

Who: The A Method for Hiring by Geoff Smart, Randy Street

Hiring Geeks That Fit by Johanna Rothman

Match: A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time by Dan Erling

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