Our full life cycle recruiting, is a comprehensive approach to talent acquisition that encompasses every stage of the hiring process, from initial job requisition, all the way through onboarding.

Below, we describe each of the stages involved in the life cycle recruitment process

Full Life Cycle Recruiting Process

Defining the ideal candidate

The first stage of end-to-end recruitment is to define the ideal candidate persona. It is important to understand what the hiring manager's needs and expectations are when it comes to filling a position. What characteristics, skills, education, and experience does the candidate need to have? Once the ideal candidate has been defined, you can proceed with drafting a job description that attracts the ideal candidate.

Sourcing Candidates

The second stage involves sourcing both active candidates (those who are actively seeking a job) and passive candidates (those who are not actively looking for jobs but may be interested in your new role). There are several ways to source candidates, such as posting a job description on job boards or career websites, advertising internally, or conducting an employee referral program.


This stage of life cycle recruiting refers to screening potential candidates by reviewing their resumes, skills, and experience to see if they match the requirements of the vacant position. Some companies also screen candidates by conducting phone interviews before meeting in-person. Once you've shortlisted your ideal candidates, you can invite them to attend an interview.


Selecting the best candidate for the job is the most fundamental part of the full life-cycle recruiting process. A candidate's resume can only reveal so much, so it is imperative that you meet with the person to determine if their characteristics, skills, and experience match what they've put in their CV. Before the interview, you will need to prepare a list of interview questions. Depending on the industry, this stage can also include background checks and reference assessments.


Once the interviews are complete, and you've decided on a candidate, it's time to make a job offer by sending them a formal job offer letter.


Lastly, onboarding is another crucial stage in the life cycle recruiting process. Onboarding takes time and commitment with the goal being to make the new employee feel welcomed by their new co-workers, and to help them fit in with the company culture for a successful end to the life cycle recruiting process.

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