This Course Will Provide You With All The Tools You Need To Complete
A Successful Hiring Process.

Quick, easy and practical video course that you immediately learn from.
The perfect busy day learning opportunity. Spend less than 15 minutes and take one lesson a day.




Learn how to identify needs, write job ads, choose the right applicants, and prepare for a successful hiring



Learn every step you need to take to welcome your new employee and make them as well prepared as possible for their tasks ahead


Learn the seven steps you need to take to ensure a positive exit experience for your employee



Learn How To Become A Hiring Champ!

Anne Gretland

"During my leadership career I have conducted over thousand interviews.
I have experienced smooth and excellent processes, but also terrible ones that you quickly learn from. Doing interviews over the last 20 years has taught me a thing or two.

This easy and practical course will teach you every step you need to take – from designing your job advertisement to writing an offer for the perfect candidate. You will get useful email templates such as interview invitations and what to write to reject candidates. You will get checklists and step-by-step guides that you can download and use in your next hiring process."

Anne Gretland
Course Instructor

Here's What's Inside:

Chapter 1


A big part of being a leader is making sure you have the right people with the right skills and experience you need to achieve the goals of your team and your business.

If your business grows, you will most likely need more people on your team, or maybe you will want to build a whole new team from scratch.
Regardless - you need to hire new team members, and it's a process that requires specific knowledge.

  • Identifying needs. Why are you hiring? Learn what you need to consider before starting your hiring process, which criteria to set, and how to make a Persona
  • Learn how to write a job advertisement so you have a better chance of attracting the perfect candidates for your position
  • Learn how you are going to pick out the right candidates from all the applications you are going to receive
  • Learn which steps you need to take before the first round of interviews
  • Learn what to say to candidates not moving forward, how to run second-time interviews and what you should focus on
  • Learn how to pick the right candidate for the job and what to consider when giving an offer
  • 6 video lessons
  • Smart Quiz to check your knowledge
  • FREE downloadable bonus content:
    - Persona and job ad tips
    - Preparations & interview checklist
    - How to turn down candidates
    - Hiring Pentagon
    - Dig deeper questions
  • And much more!
Chapter 2


Welcoming a new employee is more than just making a company announcement and assigning work tasks. 
As leader, you are responsible for making the new employee feel welcome and included from day one, and it requires a series of steps to be taken, in the right order.

In this chapter you will learn how onboarding should be a successful and positive experience for everyone involved.

  • Learn each step you need to take in planning the first day and the coming weeks for your new employee.
  • Learn how to make the first day of your new employee unforgettable.
  • Learn how to schedule the coming weeks and months
  • Get tips on how to demystify expectations.
  • 2 video lessons
  • Smart Quiz to check your knowledge
  • FREE downloadable bonus content:
    - Welcome letter
    - Getting things ready checklist
    - Onboarding checklist
  • And much more!
Chapter 3


An offboarding process helps you with the formality when an employee leaves the company after either resignation, termination, or retirement. 
A good offboarding experience will enhance possibilities for future opportunities, networking, and development.
When done properly, it will have a positive impact on the employee and your company brand.

In this chapter you will learn more about the 7 steps you need to take in order to ensure a positive exit experience for the employee.

  • Learn why you always should communicate that your employee leaves the company
  • Get insights into what you should consider when transferring knowledge
  • Get the questions you should ask when doing an exit interview
  • Learn what you should do to consider the possibility of your employee returning
  • 1 video lesson
  • Smart Quiz to check your knowledge
  • FREE downloadable bonus content:
    - Letter of Recommendation
    - Offboarding checklist
    - Exit interview questions 
  • And much more!
Anne Gretland



Anne Gretland is the CEO of FotoWare and Course Instructor at Smartminds. Under her leadership, FotoWare has three times been voted number 1 for 'Best Workplaces in Norway' and ranked in the top 10 for 'Best Workplaces in Europe' given by Great Place to Work®.

Anne started her leadership career at Microsoft where she had 16 successful years. Since then, she has held several leadership roles in the IT industry, and she has a long track record of successful business achievements. Anne is passionate about leadership and what it entails, especially when it comes to building successful teams and mentoring people.
Anne is a frequent speaker on tech, leadership and diversity events.

Anne is co-founder of Oda, the largest network for women working in the IT-sector in the Nordics, where she held the position as Chairman of the Board for 11 years.
In 2018 she founded a network for CEO's that are new to their role.

Anne has twice been named on the list of Norway’s 50 leading IT women.
She has won several high-ranking awards, such as Diversity Leader of the Year 2021 awarded by Nordic Women in Tech and Microsoft Circle of Excellence Platinum Award for Outstanding Performance.

"When I started my leadership career in Microsoft, one of the most challenging part I immediately had to face was the fact that I was no longer an individual contributor – I was responsible for other people and their successes and failures. It was definitely a completely different ball game. 

There are so many leaders who need guidance to get their careers off to a good start. My mission is to share my best practice and time-saving tips & tricks so leaders can leverage their impact and influence."




Here Is What Others Are Saying About My Course:


Marketing Manager

"Smartminds have created a leadership course that gives me actionable tips and how-to’s that I can implement in my daily work, and that enables me to become a better leader for my team.” 


Travel Event Producer

"A super-professional course website where all the lessons are nicely divided so that I could easily follow my progress.
Fantastic with real-life examples along the way. Great learning!

The attachments that come with each lesson are worth their weight in gold, they summarize the most important learnings, and I can use these as a guide to my daily work." 

Odd Gunnar 

Head of Sales

"I loved the structure and presentation skills of the instructor; it was interesting throughout the training.
Anne's expert tips were an excellent bonus, in addition to all the downloadable content.”


How Does It Work?

  • Quick and easy video course 
  • The perfect busy day solution 
  • Self-paced and accessible anytime from the devices that suit you
  • Repeat any lesson as many times as you like
  • Your progress will always be saved
  • Everything is simple and easy to navigate
  • Quiz to check your knowledge 
  • English audio with English subtitles
  • Free bonus content 
    - step-by-step guides, templates, checklists and more

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Your satisfaction is our top priority.
If you're not 100% satisfied with the course you're safe with our 14-day Satisfaction Guarantee.

Let Me Summarize What You Get 

You Will Learn:

  • what you need to consider before starting your hiring process, which criteria to set, and how to make a Persona
  • how to write a job advertisement
  • which steps you need to take before conducting interviews
  • how to pick the right candidate for the job and what to consider when giving an offer
  • how you can successfully onboard a new employee to your team
  • the 7 steps you need to take in order to ensure a positive exit experience for the employee

Take My Course Now And Become A Hiring Champ!

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Effortless Hiring

$399 USD

  • Easy and practical online videos
  • 14 lessons
  • Knowledge check
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • English audio, English subtitles
  • FREE downloadable bonus content

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