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Building a team is a balance of priorities, personality — and lots of paperwork! Use Slack to streamline hiring plans, progress, and decisions by keeping your whole search committee on task and in the loop.
Why use Slack for recruitment?
Gather all hiring info in one searchable place.
Track candidates as they progress through the interview process.
Keep turnaround and feedback loops tight by using dedicated channels.
Create a #hiring-job-listings channel to share listings with recruiters. Invite your recruiting team and any HR, finance, or executives involved in the process.
Use a system ofemoji reactions to keep recruitment moving forward. React with eyes 👀 to let others know you're reviewing a listing, then add a check mark ✅ when it's ready to publish.
When you’re ready to post an opening, you can push listings from Slack to external job boards with apps like Greenhouse or Hired.
Third-party app Teamtailor can pull job applications into Slack as they’re submitted. Create a #applications-[job title] channel to view potential hires as they roll in.
Anyone in the channel can react to and comment on candidates, so you can quickly decide who to move forward with.
Track candidate progress
Add a private interview-[candidate name] channel for each person you're considering. Here you can pin the candidate’s resume, schedule the onsite, and even debrief post-interview. Just be sure to make the channel private to protect candidate privacy!
You can create a public #hiring-approvals channel to let the whole team know when a candidate becomes a new member of the team.
Tip: When you fill an opening, archive the related #applications, interview & offer channels to keep Slack organized.
Coordinate the new hire handoff
When they accept their offer (🎉), HR can invite new employees to a private new-hires-[date] channel so they can begin on-boarding.
With Hello Talent, you can organize candidates into talent pools to better assess who should be considered for what role. Share these groups with your search team and receive updates in Slack whenever a change is made to your pool.
Connect Slack with Recruitee and get real-time updates on the hiring pipeline. Track candidates' status and feed notes into a predetermined channel.