What is Collaborative Hiring?

Collaborative hiring refers to the efforts by members of a team, in conjunction with a hiring manager, to fill a vacancy. Popularised in Silicon Valley, it offers an alternative approach to the traditional hiring process, whereby a team has input into who is hired. This input can extend to the entire entire hiring process, from sourcing candidates to interviewing them and providing feedback. Research suggests that this approach can be highly effective for a number of reasons, from ensuring buy-in of the exisitng team, to removing elements of bia and inceasing retention.