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Hiring Playbook

Resource, by AlbionVC

We are on a mission to help early-stage founders build high-performing teams. It starts with getting hiring done right. 

Why does hiring matter? Over the first five years, B2B Software Unicorns hire 3 to 4 leaders a year, every year’ (Erevena)

AlbionVC Hiring Playbook is a digital tool that founders of early-stage technology companies can use to take them through all the steps in the hiring process. The playbook aims to provide objectivity, clarity and alignment for everyone involved in the hiring process. It saves you time, money and effort and helps ensure you are recruiting the best possible team.

Originally created to support AlbionVC backed founders and their teams, since 2021 the Hiring Playbook has been used across sectors and geographies. 110 hires have been made using the tool across Sales, Product, Engineering, Talent, Marketing and for board roles.

For the first time ever we are giving access to our digital tool to other founders.

What is AlbionVC Hiring Playbook?

The AlbionVC Hiring Playbook provides a six-stage plan to help you set-up to run a stellar hiring process and make a great hiring decision.

The stages include defining what great looks like in the role, creating a candidate profile, developing a scorecard, building a hiring team, creating an assessment plan, and engaging with candidates.

Get started

1. Sign up to get access

To request access please register by providing your name, email and company.

2. Validate your email

Validate your email and add your own URL to access the tool

3. Use your workspace

Complete the Playbook for for the role you are hiring for + get access to templates additional hires

3. Get Feedback

Once everything is set up, if you want expert feedback, you can book a consultation to discuss your completed playbook. 

A digital tool that helps you hire for every role, in every location. 

Frequently asked questions

How long will I have access?
We are granting early access to our beta program until 30th August 2023.
What happens after 30th August and why?
You will continue to have access to your completed playbook but won’t be able to edit it any longer. This is so we can run an optimisation phase, where we refine and test the hiring playbook further, before releasing the final version.
If you would like to have continued access, register your interest here:
How do I save?
Click the Purple merge button in the top right corner of your screen
Can I use it for multiple roles?
Use the hiring playbook for one role at a time. When you sign up to the beta program, you will get your own workspace with two copies of the playbook – one to use for a given role, and another to use a template that you can duplicate for future roles. How to do this is explained within the hiring playbook and our team is available to support you at
Can I share it with my hiring team?
Yes, and how to do this is explained within the hiring playbook.
Who to contact in case of queries?
Reach out to our team at with any queries and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.