The Staffing Lifecycle (SLC), this is basically the complete process from start to finish in staffing a position. So let’s look at it (very simplified, and in some cases you may have extra steps)(where there is an A and B means variables that may happen):
1. Your HR team (sometimes), say your development manager (or any HM), and you have gotten together and have determined there is a need for a new hire.
2. You all determine the level, salary, group, relo, visa, diversity, internal, Hiring Manager (HM), responsibilities, etc. You and the HM, write a Job Description (JD).
3. You and your HM discuss sourcing strategies, you make a Standard Level agreement (SLA), and introduce him to whatever process, method, or model your company uses for staffing.
4. You post the job, and begin sourcing. You may even source with your HM.
5. A: you screen sourced candidates. B: you share sourced candidates with HM for review and to decide who should be screened. (here you might get legal, relo etc. involved)
6. Those that pass the screen go to the HM for review.
7. A: Those that the HM likes are submitted for face-to-face interviews. B: Those the HM likes get tech screens set up. (here you might get legal, relo etc. involved)
8. Those that pass tech screen are submitted for face-to-face interviews.
9. Face-to-face interviews happen and hire or no hire decision is made, and offer/s created.
10. A: Candidates not to be hired are closed out and told thank you. B: (sometimes references are checked here) candidates selected for offers, are notified and offers are made. (Here you might get legal, relo etc. involved)
11. A: offer accepted, are noted in ATS, other groups needed to completed hire are notified, such as legal for visas, relo for relocation, etc. If not already done references are checked here and any background checks are initiated) and HM notified. B: offer declined, and annotated in ATS.
Of course, a lot of this is happening at the same time, as we are always sourcing until the positions are filled, in case the interviews do not go well.
Well there it is a very simplified version of the SLC.
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