According to Toronto recruiters, how you hire and recruit talent can have a huge impact on the success of your efforts. There are countless approaches to recruiting. Some are better than others. Some work for you, but not for other companies. One approach to recruiting that is becoming more common is collaborative hiring.

What Is Collaborative Hiring?

Collaborative hiring involves multiple people in your company. It is a team-based strategy where you get people from across your company to be part of the hiring process. Candidates get to meet, interact with and get interviewed by human resources and people from the department where they would be working if hired. The process can involve multiple interview stages and settings.

Recruiters, HR, hiring managers, department managers, executives, and even future team members can be part of collaborative recruiting. Ideally, you will involve employees from multiple areas within the company to get a broad and balanced perspective.

What Are the Benefits of Collaborative Hiring?

Collaborative recruiting provides your company with a number of advantages. They include:

1. Improved hiring process:

Collaborative hiring will help improve your overall hiring process. You will make decisions based on more information and insights, reduce the odds of making a bad hire, and make better overall hiring decisions.

2. Input from multiple perspectives/consensus:

Getting input from people at different levels of the organization will help you see the candidate from different perspectives. An executive will be looking for different things in a candidate than a potential co-worker. Combining all these perspectives will give you a better overall assessment of the candidate.

3. Find a better cultural fit:

Finding the right cultural fit is challenging. Collaborative hiring allows you to assess a candidate’s cultural fit from many perspectives. You will get a more complete idea of how they fit into company culture from a micro and macro level.

4. Minimize hiring bias:

Including more people in the hiring process helps to reduce your personal hiring bias and bias your colleagues may present. A collaborative approach will help place a check on unconscious bias.

5. Better candidate experience:

Introducing candidates to multiple people within the organization, getting information from different people, and giving them a better impression of the company as a whole creates a better candidate experience.

More Hiring Advice From Toronto Recruiters

4 Things to Do When You Lose a Top Employee

3 Insider Tips for Landing Your Ideal Job in the Finance Industry

Finance Recruiting Is Changing – Find Out How


IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Executive Search / Board & C-Suite, Technology, Media, Digital & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Financial Services & Insurance, Cannabis, Startup, Data Science, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Engineering, Legal & Professional Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Non-Profit & Sustainability, and Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us


Randy Quarin Executive Search

Randy Quarin

Randy co-founded IQ PARTNERS in 2001 and currently operates as a Senior Partner, focusing on business development within executive search, media, and sales recruitment. His accomplishments include building over a dozen digital media sales teams for digital start-ups, publishers, and mobile app developers. He has also helped launch an international smartphone manufacturer from the ground up, building its entire hardware, software, and sales teams.

Hire Better,
Hire Smarter
73.3% of our clients are repeat customers. They trust us to help them hire better.
Hire Better
The Smarter Way to Find Your Next Job
Because smart people make great companies.
Get Hired