From time-to-time employers may need to replace employees who leave, or employ people for new jobs. A good hiring process ends with the appointment of the best applicant, and the employer and employee having a shared understanding of:
- the employee’s role
- the employer’s expectations
- their rights and responsibilities.
The guide for employers on how to hire [PDF, 849 KB] provides a summary of the hiring process.
Preparing for the hiring process
Taking the time to carefully plan the hiring process is important and ensures you hire an employee with the right mix of skills and characteristics for the job.
Describing the job
You will need to be able to describe the job, and you can write this down in a job description.
Advertising the job
Learn about advertising your job, what should be in the advertisement, and where and how to attract the best applicants.
Find out about the advantages of using job application forms, acknowledging an application and confidentiality.
Induction is the process of introducing the new employee to the organisation, their team, their job and what their employer expects of them.