Hiring Strategy

Help Plug In South LA build a team of talented and passionate people to help their organization meet its goals with a comprehensive recruitment strategy.
Plug In South LA
Santa Monica, CA, USA
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Plug In South LA
Santa Monica, CA, USA


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Posted November 13th

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What We Need
  • Recommendations on active and passive recruiting and proper channels to pursue candidates
  • Guidelines for hiring process, including order and number of interview rounds, reference checks, and general best practices for an inclusive interview
  • Effective interviewing techniques and clear, consistent standards for evaluating candidates
  • Tips for negotiating details such as compensation package and title
What We Have In Place
  • We currently have admin and program staff to help, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have reference documents and job descriptions, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $4,806 , allowing us to grow and expand our programs.

Smart and talented people are crucial to our mission.

Project Plan

Prep: Information Sharing
  • Volunteer Manager shares current or past job descriptions used in the Organization, as well as relevant materials such as existing internal policies and procedures
Milestone 1: Audit of Existing Processes & Policies
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager meet to discuss current hiring processes and policies, including how candidates are sourced, interview questions and principles, hiring procedures, and overall hiring philosophy
  • Volunteer Manager identifies 1-2 key challenges or focus areas for hiring within their organization, which could include retention, equitable and transparent compensation, building a staff that reflects the communities served by the Organization, etc.
Milestone 2: Analysis & Recommendations
  • Professional identifies existing strengths and suggests key areas of improvement, particularly around the identified key challenges or focus areas for hiring
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback to Professional
Milestone 3: Hiring Strategy Document
  • Professional drafts a new or revised hiring strategy for the Organization which outlines each aspect of recruitment and includes recommendations with actionable implementation
  • Professional incorporates feedback from Volunteer Manager into final draft
  • Optional: Professional creates a template job description or role visualization for the Organization
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About The Org

Plug In South LA
Our Mission

Our mission is simple - to empower, support, and advise the next generation of Black and Latinx founders and entrepreneurs. Through events, programs, and mentorship, Plug In unlocks the potential of Black and Latinx entrepreneurs to support the development of a vibrant community and network for tech and digital media startups.

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