Hire a Chief of Staff

Whether your business requires oversight for a vast office with a variety of departments or you need management for a small growing business, we can help you connect with the most qualified candidate. If you have the soft skills and education required for a Chief of Staff position, we can help you find the company culture you’ve been looking for.

What is a Chief of Staff?

A Chief of Staff holds several different responsibilities, often acting as a point of contact and organizational liaison for a CEO or other top management personnel. This means Chief of Staff candidates will display strong management and leadership skills and excellent verbal communication skills.

Chief of Staff Qualifications

A qualified Chief of Staff will likely have a bachelor's degree or master's degree. At least five years of managerial experience is preferred, and related roles and relevant work experience in business operations or corporate strategy would be ideal.Optimal candidates display a variety of personality traits and leadership skills to manage multiple projects and teams, while acting as the “right hand” for their principal or executive simultaneously. Organizational and planning skills are a must, since the Chief of Staff will often plan and direct administrative, financial, or operational activities for the company's senior leaders. A strong applicant for this position will display effortless communication skills and an ability to quickly analyze and solve problems along with an ability to anticipate the needs of executives and the top management team.

Duties of a Chief of Staff

  • Act as the communication liaison for your principal with other executives in the organization, clients or stakeholders
  • Manage day-to-day projects and handle office disputes
  • Plan, coordinate, and attend meetings, taking notes on behalf of the principal executive
  • Manage the chief executive's schedule, travel plans, and meetings
  • Ensure action items are properly executed

Interview Questions to Ask

Asking the right interview questions when hiring a Chief of Staff is critical. When interviewing, we recommend engaging in thoughtful conversations and purposeful relationship building. Here are some starter questions to consider when hiring a chief of staff:

  • What qualities do you feel are the most valuable as a chief of staff?
  • What experience do you have with job elimination and cost-reduction efforts?
  • How do you create productive collaboration with a team that is dealing with conflict?
  • What programs have you found the most successful at increasing employee engagement and retention?
  • What do you see as the role of the chief of staff in creating and maintaining a vibrant company culture?

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Across our divisions, we hire for roles in corporate services, administrative support, marketing and design, fashion, finance and accounting, information technology, C-level placements, and events.

If I like my freelancer, am I allowed to hire them full-time?

Yes! All temporary contract roles can move into full-time positions if the employer desires. If you’re interested in bringing your contracted employee on your team full-time, you can let your account manager know and they will get the process started.

What are the steps of recruitment?

Our steps to recruitment entail the following:
1. Contacting us to begin your talent search. Here, we will advise you on current market trends and salary benchmarks.
2. Our in-house marketing team will help curate job advertisements and our recruiting specialists will begin outreach to qualified candidates in our network.
3. We will vet and pre-screen top candidates by scheduling in-person or virtual interviews to further assess their fit for the role and your unique company culture.
4. Your dedicated Account Manager will send a summary of each candidate over for your review and consideration.
5. We will continue to source and vet candidates that align with your business needs and objectives as necessary.
6. Based on your final selections, we will coordinate and schedule all interviews.
7. When you’re ready, we’ll send the candidate the offer on your behalf and celebrate your newest addition!

How quickly can a freelancer start?

Your Account Manager will work with you to ensure we meet any hiring goals or deadlines. Through our standby program, we have the ability to fill open roles immediately with our exceptional pool of available temporary talent. Based on industry standards, the average recruitment process for a direct hire candidate, from start to finish, takes about 42 days.

How much does it cost to work with Career Group Companies?

For candidates, our resources are free to utilize in their job search.

For companies seeking to utilize our services, bill rates vary depending on the position, employment type, experience level, and length of the assignment. After contacting one of our offices, your account manager can speak to specifics.

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