Recruiting Playbooks

We are passionate about delivering recruiting solutions for high growth companies. We've experienced firsthand what it takes to build inclusive teams, sustainable recruiting cultures, and operations for scale through our time at organizations at all stages of business maturity from small startup teams of less than 20 to large multinational publicly traded companies with tens of thousands of global employees and everything in between.

To capture our learnings and share best practices that you can immediately implement, we've developed recruiting playbooks to be your go-to resource in different stages of growth.

What people are saying about GBD Playbooks

“As a seasoned Recruiting Ops leader, I've had plenty of experience with applicant tracking systems, from implementing new ones to configuring existing ones. This playbook does an outstanding job at offering practical solutions that are both insightful and actionable, something I would have loved to have during these moments of growth. What truly sets this playbook apart is its holistic approach. It doesn't just focus on the technical aspects of an ATS, but delves into the importance of aligning your system with the bigger picture needs, goals and processes of your team. Whether you're an experienced Recruiting leader looking to upgrade your current ATS or a newcomer trying to make sense of the complex landscape, this playbook is your roadmap to success.”

Samara Crasilneck
‍Director of Recruiting Operations
“This guide is the ultimate trail guide to selecting a new ATS. GBD has ventured ahead and cleared the path, posted directions and included important caution signs so you can focus on a quality journey that is unique to your needs and team. This guide easily saved me and my team 20 hours of work in building templates, researching RFP questions, and building project plans alone. That time is much better spent ensuring we are focusing on aligning the best ATS to our unique needs, values and business objectives.”
Stephanie Baysinger
Director of Recruiting Operations
“This guide is a must-have for any team considering a new ATS. As a recruiting leader who has implemented multiple systems, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, success looks different at every organization. This resource highlights the questions that every leader should be asking to align results with their unique philosophy, processes and business goals. What stands out the most is its useability. Each chapter is comprehensive and actionable, including templates to help teams execute quickly and confidently. The insights are rooted in years of experience and avoid pitfalls that many teams learn the hard way. I would recommend this guide to anyone looking to protect their time, money and peace of mind when selecting a new ATS.”
Kelsie Jordan
Talent Operations and Enablement
“Before starting the process of selecting a new recruiting system, I spend countless hours networking with other TA Ops leaders to get advice and discuss common mistakes. This playbook packages so many of these tangible learnings into a single resource, giving you a huge head start on a project that can be incredibly time & resource intensive. Using this guide will lead you to an informed decision that aligns to your company’s goals and sets your recruiting function up for long-term strategic impact within your organization.”

Danielle Belanger
Director, Talent Acquisition Operations