The FINAL ROUND recruitment package is useful for all those companies that want to finish a selection process successfully and with an objective, external and qualified look at a recruiting path managed internally or with the help of external headhunters. ExpHire has a proprietary methodology that is based on Recruitment Building Blocks (elements that make up the selection process) and aims to achieve our end goal: Company>Role>Candidate Fit. It all starts with a meeting where we precisely define the client’s recruiting needs for a given role and crystallize them in our innovative and proprietary document: the ExpHire Recruitment Canvas. The FINAL ROUND package is perfect for those who wish to outsource only the final part of the recruiting process to improve success rates in selecting a candidate to whom to extend an offer.  FINAL ROUND is ideal for all companies, from start-ups to scale-ups to large corporations that have internally structured HR and recruiting departments.  The FINAL ROUND package has an extremely competitive cost that does not vary as the salary of the position researched increases and is significantly lower than the rates of traditional headhunting agencies.  We offer you a more comprehensive, more qualified and more affordable service.

What's Included in FINAL ROUND

Intro Call

The first conversation (completely free of charge) allows us to better explain to you the benefits of ExpHire and understand your current and future recruiting needs, as well as learn more about your company culture and values.

Match with Your Expert

When you decide to entrust us with a recruitment process we work to find the Technical Expert most closely aligned with your needs, the professional in our network who has more than 5 years of prior experience in the position being recruited.

ExpHire Recruitment Canvas

We arrange an initial call between you (internal recruiter/founder/hiring manager) and ExpHire (account manager and Technical Expert) to go into the details of the position with a few questions that lead to the drafting of the ExpHire Recruitment Canvas, a document that summarizes the salient features of the company, the role, and the skills needed and help us truly understand your search.

Job Description Review

You already have a job description, the Expert reads it carefully and asks eventual questions.

Shortlist with Notes

We receive from you the shortlist of the top 3 profiles from your sourcing and initial internal screenings and interviews; the Technical Expert compares the selected profiles and proposes a shortlist of 2 candidates to present to you including brief notes explaining why each profile made it to the shortlist of candidates to be interviewed for the FINAL ROUND. Want us to interview all 3 candidates? Not a problem, simply select an ADD-ON.

Expert Interviews Candidates with Notes

The Expert proceeds to organize and conduct extended interviews (1 hour each) with the 2 selected candidates that aim to understand the candidates' past experience, skills, potential, and fit with respect to the role to be filled. At the end of each interview, the Expert arranges to share with you a document with his/her notes (candidates answer the same set of questions so as to facilitate comparison among them).

Your Interviews

ExpHire's recruiting process requires your cooperation; we are able with our services to best analyze candidates' hard and soft skills, but only you can fully understand the potential cultural fit. Therefore, we encourage you to conduct at least one round (preferably two and possibly no more than three) of interviews before the FINAL ROUND, typically with the internal recruiter (to reduce the initial shortlist) and with the hiring manager (to assess the fit not only within the company, but also within the team), the third interview could instead be done by other team members (grouping together 2/3 people). Please make sure that FINAL ROUND is really one of the final steps of the process (no more than 1 additional internal interview).

Your Tests

You may decide to test directly your final candidates or the rose of shortlisted ones, for example for more senior positions you might envisage creating a case with a presentation as the last step in the process. If you want you can also require ExpHire to perform Behavioral and Technical tests as part of our ADD ONs to the FINAL ROUND package.

Final Debrief (Make Decisions)

The ExpHire team and your team meet virtually one more time at the end of the selection process to arrive at a final decision with respect to extending an offer to one of the candidates.

Salary Guidance & Benchmarking

We help you define the final economic offer, based both on market benchmarks and on the expectations and demands that emerged from the finalist as well as on the direct experience on this matter of our Technical Expert.

Behavioral Tests

We are able to submit a test to candidates to asses their behavioral traits and understand the possible fit in the existing team (right mix of personalities). We suggest to perform this check only on the final candidates and eventually follow with a soft skills interview.

Feedback & Learnings

We ask both candidates and you to give feedback (classic star system) with respect to our service and the Technical Expert, in a final call we discuss the results and more generally the lessons learned during the project.


In addition to what is Included in the FINAL ROUND package you can request ADD ONs which are additional Recruitment Building Blocks to our selection process, for a complete list of all our Recruiting Building Blocks and their prices visit this page.

Technical Test Writing

The Expert works on developing a practice test designed to thoroughly evaluate the technical skills of shortlisted candidates. Note that at your preference we can send and evaluate the test results or you can do it with your internal qualified resources.

Technical Test Review & Notes

The Expert sends the test to the shortlist and once he receives back the completed ones, he grades them and drafts notes that are shared with you.

Direct Sourcing

Not satisfied with your current shortlist? Not attracting enough good Active candidates (who are currently looking for a job) with your sourcing efforts? We can help you identify Passive candidates who meet the selection requirements by searching the web and contacting them directly to entice them to apply for the position.

First CVs Screening

Your internal recruiters are overwhelmed with work? Not a problem, our Technical Expert, evaluates candidates' CVs, one by one, without using automatic keyword evaluation systems. Experience in the job sought helps the Expert select only the CVs that are most promising and in line with your needs.

Expert Technical References Check Calls & Notes

Our Technical Expert performs the technical reference check through 4 separate calls to the chosen candidate's previous employers and shares notes with you.

Behavioral Interviews

We can match you with a Behavioral Expert, a psychologist with experience in the recruiting and assessment of soft skills, work attitude and potential of candidates. We suggest to perform this check only on the final candidates.

Language Fluency

Sometimes candidates demonstrate a good command of language during interviews that is then not reflected in daily work practice; this happens because of the standard nature of responses during an interview. We conduct a language fluency interview with a native speaker and share his/her notes with you.

More Services

Need more tests, candidate interviews, CVs screening than what is already included in your package? No problem, you can add these services at any time.


FINAL ROUND is our most economical recruiting package and is designed to be used on a large scale; any self-respecting selection process should include a final evaluation on the technical (and possibly behavioral) skills of the finalists by a third impartial party. FINAL ROUND includes a significant discount compared to the purchase of the individual Recruiting Building Block included. Remember that our price remains unchanged and is independent of the annual salary of the positions, you can take advantage of our introductory offer and additional volume discounts, as well as advantageous pricing for startups (if you qualify). 

When you evaluate the cost of the FINAL ROUND package, also consider the dozens of hours of time saved by hiring managers and teams in case your final choice falls on the wrong candidate and you have to start the selection process again after a few months.

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We have designed FINAL ROUND package for all the companies, start-ups, scale-ups, mid and big corporations that have in-house HR and recruitment departments or that use classic head hunters for their candidate sourcing, and therefore have already high quality candidate in the pipeline and shortlist. Choosing FINAL ROUND enables you to perform a final sanity check on your top candidates and add a third independent and unbiased eye to your selection process. We make sure that your bounce rate reduces by helping you select the best out of the best!

Short answer: we focus on 2 different steps of the hiring process!

The FINAL ROUND Package does not include candidate sourcing, and initial screenings, so that you can decide to do it internally or with the help of an headhunter (or ask us to do it using one of our ADD ONs). FINAL ROUND is primarily intended to increase the success rate of the selection by adding an impartial review of your rose of finalist. Our Experts in the field of position researched know how to judge final candidates with the lens of their experience and  organize in-depth technical interviews. Our work significantly reduces the hiring effort on your team (internal recruiters and hiring managers) and increases the success rate of your hirings!

We are willing to tailor our packages to your needs to the extent possible, otherwise we suggest you consider our CUSTOM offerings, where you can choose and select from our list of services. You may have identified within your normal selection process a weakness, an element that needs to change to reduce time spent on an activity, related costs, or to improve effectiveness. Let’s give 2 examples: 1. you waste too much time screening hundreds of CVs and/or you are not qualified to understand technical profiles thoroughly, our Technical Experts can take on this job 2. you would like to do technical tests to the shortlist of candidates, but no one in the agency or at the client has the time/skills to create them and judge the results, one of our Technical Experts can do it for you.

Traditionally, when you want to outsource your recruiting process, you turn to a recruiting/headhunting agency. These are rather expensive services that fail to significantly reduce the risks involved in hiring a new team member and the workload of the internal hiring process. ExpHire is different: we leverage a network of experts (in hard and soft skills) who help you identify the best possible candidate based on experience and who will reduce your internal recruiting efforts by at least 50%. Learn more on our Why ExpHire? dedicated page.

Suppose you are hiring an Affiliation manager to add to your marketing team. ExpHire provides you with an expert who has at least 5 years of experience in affiliate marketing and is therefore able to understand the real capabilities of each of your candidates throughout the process (CV screening, interviewing, testing, technical background check, offer phase). In addition, we can also provide soft skills experts (psychologists) to test and assess the behavioral aspects of top candidates as well.

We believe that the key to a successful hiring process is a balance between 4 elements: hard skills, potential, soft skills/attitude and cultural fit. Our technical Experts evaluate skills and potential, our psychology Experts evaluate soft skills/attitude, but you are the only one who can judge the cultural fit. This means that although we will offload you of the majority of the work we will still have to collaborate to assure the most successful placements.

We offer a different and, in our opinion, more useful type of service. We are able to keep our prices low because we are an entirely digital company, we have no offices, our Experts are busy during office hours with their daily work, and they only work with ExpHire to earn some extra money and as a form of “giving back.” Also remember that, unlike most headhunters, we do not work with “success fees”-we are a service provider and you pay for the services you request. Visit the prices page for more info.

We are a digital company founded by people who have made their careers in the online world, so for the time being we focus on roles that relate to the digital sector. Some might argue that everything is digital today, true, and we can help you with hiring processes in these areas: marketing, sales and business development, product and project management, software development, data and analytics, customer success and customer service, business and strategy management, creative and design, social, content and editorial, IT, systems, cloud and security. More information on this topic can be found on the Areas of Expertise page.