HR Toolkit

Getting the Right People


Staffing is all about hiring the right people with the right skills at the right time.

Making sure you hire well is so important. Committed, motivated, qualified employees help your organization achieve its purpose. Hiring right can be time consuming, but human resources are a substantial investment and limited financial resources mean that hiring mistakes can be a huge financial burden. The cost is compounded when a hiring mistake erodes employee morale and disrupts your office. Additionally, the hiring process must be carried out fairly to avoid expensive and reputation damaging human rights claims.

This section of the HR Toolkit explores the considerations for getting the right people - with the right skills, at the right time - into your organization.

In this Section:

Develop a checklist to guide the recruitment and selection process for your organization. See the HR Toolkit's Recruitment Checklist (DOC 3099KB)



In most organizations, the board is responsible for hiring an executive director. The executive director is responsible for hiring all other staff and may delegate that responsibility to the appropriate manager. Accordingly, this section of the HR Toolkit deals primarily with the steps an executive director or manager will need to follow to hire an employee. See the section on Hiring an Executive Director for more information on what a board needs to know when hiring an executive director.