Our process

The Science of Hiring


CLEAR is a pre-hiring process that will help you:

  • Attract & market to top candidates who seek the special challenges you need to solve
  • Create and customize a guide for meaningful interview questions
  • Manage the person once they are hired because you will have defined exactly what success looks like for the first month to 18 months on the job

Start with a CLEAR Job Description


What is the current state of your organization and industry?


How will your ideal candidate need to learn and grow in this job?


What does the candidate need to have and know to excel at this position?


What must your future employee do to achieve success?


What key metrics, goals, and timeframes will define success?

Hiring The CLEAR Candidate

Avoid common hiring mistakes.

  • Failing to CLEARLY define success
  • Being enticed by first impressions and making snap judgments
  • Using the wrong criteria to assess competency
  • Superficial reference verification
  • Not understanding what motivates top talent to take a job

Let us help you mitigate risk.

Measure success with three basic principals


Character, Behavior, and Performance

Get the most out of your interview questions.

Who are you?


What do you do?


How well do you do it?


Five Tips for Successful Reference Checking


The Right Way to Check Someone’s References

There is a specific way to ask questions that helps even the most reluctant supervisor open up and share information about the candidate with you.

    • Get the applicant’s version first.
    • Establish rapport with a conversational tone.
    • Ask the direct supervisor about safe information first.
    • Never use the words Reference Check.
    • Ask for areas of improvement last.

End with a Crystal CLEAR Finish

Make an offer they’re sure to accept.

By making the offer verbally before putting it in writing, you can write an offer that matches expectations for both parties. The written offer becomes a mere formality, and establishes CLEAR intentions.

    • Address your offers and counter offers early
    • Understand your candiate’s motivation
    • Negotiate the details of the offer verbally

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