Considering how important it is to just about everything a business does, it’s a surprise that hiring isn’t given more strategic attention. The quality of the team you have around you is the single best predictor of future success for any venture.

Stop us if this sounds familiar. At this stage your company doesn’t have a dedicated recruiting team. Hiring tends to come in waves, so everyone just pitches in. The tools you use weren’t designed for recruiting. Spreadsheets are great for accounting, they kind of suck at hiring. And you have been amazed at how much a single open position can clog your inbox.

You don’t have much that amounts to a recruiting strategy. Every time you’re hiring the way you go about it changes and no one is entirely sure why. Resumes are shared in different ways, feedback on candidates gets misplaced and the questions that get asked at interviews are sometimes made up on the fly.

Far too many of us are hiring with borrowed tools, no recruiting strategies and the nagging feeling that we’re losing time that would be better spent on our main job. Happily, there is a better way.