Hiring decisions are challenging, and engaging in a thorough process requires time and energy. In addition, every hiring decision contains an element of risk and ultimately requires a leap of faith. No matter how well you know your final candidate, it’s impossible to be 100 percent certain how he or she will perform in the new role. However, executing a disciplined, rigorous search process like the one outlined in this tool kit will help to mitigate the risks. Based on The Bridgespan Group’s Executive Search team’s years of recruiting experience (both for-profit and nonprofit), this tool kit explores eight steps to the hiring process that, when done well, can lead your organization to making a great hiring decision.