Creating new roles and hiring people

Identify the need

Determine the purpose and goals of the new position. Consider how the role will support the company's overall strategy, fill a specific skill gap, or help manage an increased workload. Consult with relevant stakeholders, including department heads and executives, to ensure that the new position aligns with the organization's needs.

Draft a job description

Write a clear and concise job description that outlines the responsibilities, qualifications, and expectations for the new position. Use industry standards and best practices to craft a comprehensive description that will attract qualified candidates.

Seek Manager approval

Before moving forward with the recruitment process, it's essential to obtain approval from the relevant manager or executive who will oversee the new hire. Provide them with the job description and explain how the new role will benefit the department or organization. Address any concerns they may have and be prepared to make adjustments as needed.

Determine the budget

Work with the finance department and the approving manager to determine the salary range, benefits, and other expenses associated with the new position. Consider factors such as industry norms, company budget constraints, and the level of experience required for the role.

Post the job

Once you have manager approval and have finalized the job description and budget, it's time to post the job. Talk with people and culture about available recruitment methods to attract a diverse pool of qualified candidates, including job boards, social media, and employee referrals. Make sure to communicate the urgency of filling the role. Some positions are nice-to-have, and it's okay to take some time to fill them. Some positions are super-urgent.

Define the hiring process

Work together with people and culture to define the hiring process, e.g. who will screen applications, who will be involved in technical interviews, and if there's a trial task. Also clarify, if part of the process will be onsite at any of our offices. Make also sure, people involved are aware of the process and have some spare time to be involved.