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Step 4: Setting Up Hiring

Overview

When you set up the Hiring app, you're creating a framework for your company's hiring process. Instead of manually customizing hiring documents each time you hire a new worker, you'll create company level templates which will automatically customize based on the elements that apply to each particular new hire.

Objective

By the end of this section, you'll know how to set up the Hiring app.

How to Set Up Hiring

To get started, first click on the Hiring app and then Set Up Hiring. You'll be directed to the Hiring setup flow, which will guide you step by step through configuring your company's hiring documents and settings in Zenefits.

Step 1Set up an Offer Letter template. You can set up as many offer letters as you need to accommodate your company's needs.

Step 2Add the company's Employee Handbook. Upload in PDF format, and create your handbook acknowledgment template.

Step 3Add any Hiring Agreements. During the hiring flow, you'll be able to check and uncheck agreement templates so that new hires only sign the ones that are applicable to them and their role.

Step 4Create a custom Welcome Letter. This will be delivered to new hires via email once they complete onboarding.

Step 5Choose if you'd like to set up Background Checks. These are done through Zenefits' background check partner, Checkr. You can find more information on background checks through Zenefits here.

Step 6Set up your non-exempt employee notice. If your company does not hire non-exempt employees who work in CA, NY, or DC, this step does not apply to you. You can bypass this step by clicking I'll do this later.

Step 7: Choose which Optional Onboarding Questions you'd like to ask your workers during onboarding. You can choose from some popular optional onboarding questions Zenefits has pre-populated, or you can add as many of your own as you'd like through the Custom Fields section.

Congratulations- you have now completed your Hiring configuration in Zenefits! To hire a new worker, click Hire from either the Directory or Hiring app.

Courses

The information contained in this article pairs with the following Education Services courses:

We recommend that you explore these courses in addition to referencing these articles, as the courses expand upon the information included here.

Have additional questions? Check out this guide to Hiring!

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