6 Ways to Give the Gift of Hiring

By Adam Robinson,
December 13, 2013

The best gift this year isn’t an iPad or a diamond ring, it’s actually the gift of hiring. All corniness aside, the best gift a hiring manager can receive is a qualified and eager new hire.

If you really want to make your coworker’s day, include one of these 6 hiring “gifts” in your White Elephant or Secret Santa and watch their face light up!

1. Offer to improve the career site

Up for taking pictures of the team? Help a hiring manager out by offering to improve your company’s ever-so outdated career site.

You can add pictures, YouTube videos of your team, and other interactive features that make job applicants say, “wow I want to work there!”

2. Rewrite the job description

Some of the worst job descriptions come from HR or hiring managers (no offense!) If you took a creative writing class in college or enjoy organizing a description, offer to rewrite the job description.

A job description is basically a marketing piece that invites the candidate to apply. Good descriptions have bullet points and no fluff, keep that in mind as you help your coworker out.

3. Call the references

Everyone’s least favorite job is calling the references. Offer to make some phone calls for your favorite hiring manager and watch their face light up! 

Before you begin to dial, ask the hiring manager to draft an interview guide to ensure you ask the right questions. Also schedule a full debrief meeting with the hiring manager to make sure you don’t miss anything that they might find important.

4. Help promote the job

You will be a hiring manager’s best friend if you help with promoting the job. You can post the job to Craigslist, add it to Indeed.com’s free section, or tack fliers at the local Starbucks.

For more on social recruiting, see below.

5. Social Recruiting!

This is the easiest gift of hiring. Simply update your status on Facebook, tweet the job, or sponsor the job on LinkedIn for your company and hiring manager.

You never know, your next executive assistant or sales associate could be a friend or family member!

6. Refer them to Hireology

Duh, you knew we had to include Hireology in here. If you are already a customer with Hireology, you know how great an automated hiring process is. However you might not be aware of our holiday referral program. 

Refer a friend to Hireology this year and give the gift of hiring.

Happy Holidays!

About the Author

Adam co-founded Hireology with the mission to help growing companies make better hiring decisions through data and better technology. Adam is passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations that support the entrepreneurial cause. Adam completed his undergraduate study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.