How to run the hiring process - Deepstash

How to run the hiring process

  1. Have a written hiring process and ensure everyone has a paper copy of it. Many startups have a random hiring process and hire randomly.
  2. Do basic skills tests. Ask them basic questions about how to do things in their domain. For a sales rep, have them sell you on your product all the way to a closed deal. For a marketing person, have them whiteboard out a launch for your new product. 
  3. Plan out and write down interview questions.
  4. Pay attention to the little details during the interview process to show what the person will be like.
  5. Pay attention to the small things during the reference calls.


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