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Staffing Manager

Complete with job descriptions, skill profiles, and interview templates. Use this Staffing Manager hiring guide to help you make the right decisions, fast.

HOW TO HIRE A Staffing Manager

What does a Staffing Manager do?

Staffing Managers handle every aspect of a company’s staffing needs. They are responsible for recruiting, training and retaining employees, as well as letting employees go when necessary. They combine both recruiting and human resource functions to fully serve the organization they’re employed by.

Day to day tasks of a Staffing Manager

Skills assessment

Staffing Manager definition

A Staffing Manager undertakes a variety of tasks such as recruitment, orientation and placement of employees. They ensure that the company complies with all relevant laws regarding employment. A Staffing Manager should ideally have experience in hiring and onboarding as well as other human resources procedures.

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Staffing Manager Hiring Process

Step 1: Understand the role
Step 2: Source Applicants
Step 3: Skills Assessment
Step 4: Interview
Step 5: Hire

Build the Ideal Candidate Profile​

To find the best person for the role, you need to understand what the role involves. You can complete this with the hiring manager to define the role, its contribution, and the skills needed.

Write A Job Description Based On Skills

Once you understand the requirements for the role, you’ll need to understand the skills for success. You can then write an effective job description to promote your role.

Selecting The Ideal Candidate

See which applicants have the right skills for the role. Send all your applicants a Vervoe skills assessment from the expert library, or customize one for your organization.

Interview Top Performers

Your skills assessment results will identify top performers. Focus your time on interviewing those that have met or exceeded your requirements. Assessment results will also help guide which skill areas to focus on in the interview.

Making An Offer

Once you assess your candidates against these skills, you’re ready to offer the top performer(s). You should base your offer on the value that the candidate would bring to your team and your business as a whole. It is also important to ensure your compensation and benefits packages are competitive in the industry and help you attract and retain the top talent.
Build the ideal candidate profile

Skills needed for a Staffing Manager

A Staffing Manager must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. They must also have the ability to manage people and relationships. A Staffing Manager must also have well developed problem solving skills.

Pro Tip

The Staffing Manager role combines elements of the recruitment and human resources function. It would be best to look for a candidate who has experience in both areas.


How to write a Staffing Manager job description

Once you’ve determined the skills required for the role, you can write the job description to advertise for your position. Here’s what to include in your Staffing Manager job description:

Job Title: What position are you hiring for?

Summary: What makes your company unique? What would it be like to work for you?

Responsibilities: An overview of the role’s day-to-day activities, and how the position contributes to the organization

Requirements: Skills a candidate must have to perform the job successfully

Benefits: Details of compensation, benefits, and any perks on offer

Pro Tip

In building your candidate profile, remember you’ve already identified what skills are needed to succeed in the role. Here’s where to list your “must-have” skills and maybe a couple of “nice-to-have” skills. For example, a Staffing Manager must have the ability to find solutions to difficult issues and problems that may arise. They should also have a sound knowledge of legal regulations related to human resources and recruitment, such as equal employment opportunity, visa procedures, etc.

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Sample skill tests for a Staffing Manager

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Question 1


Question Type: Video

Describe how you have communicated your performance expectations to employees. 

When answering, think about the steps you took to communicate expectations. 

How did you ensure that the person understood the importance and impact of his/her role? 

How did you ensure that he/she fully understood his/her responsibilities? 

What was the outcome?

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Question 2

People Management

Question Type: Text

There is a recruiter in the team who continuously misses their KPIs, turns up late for work, and misses meetings.

Outline a brief performance management plan for this individual.

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Question 3

Problem Solving

Question Type: Video

Imagine this scenario: The Head of Customer Success comes to you and says they are in desperate need of more headcount to help manage current customers as the Account Managers are at capacity and won’t be able to take on any more accounts when we grow. The Sales Director also needs a new Sales Consultant because, without one, we can’t grow. Both are necessary hires but due to budgetary constraints, you need to prioritize one right now. 

Which would you choose and why?


How to interview a Staffing Manager

Once your Vervoe skills assessment has surfaced the most qualified people for your open role, you can focus on interviewing these candidates. The interview should focus on any skills that require development that were highlighted from the skills assessment.

Now you know that candidates can do the job, the interview becomes more of a relationship building exercise where you can get to know the candidate on a more personal level, understand their motivations, and how they would fit in with the team.

Making An Offer

How much does it cost to hire a Staffing Manager?

The US average for a Staffing Manager is $49,000 according to, while the reported average salary on Glassdoor amounts to $77,500. Ninety percent of talent acquisition managers earn up to $77,000, with 75 percent receiving less than $70,000. The lowest paid ten percent is paid up to $40,000.

Staffing Manager Salary United States

Staffing Manager salaries in the United States range from $39,000 – $77,000 (USD). Staffing Manager salaries in the U.S vary a lot depending on the industry and commission.

Staffing Manager Salary United Kingdom

Staffing Manager salaries in the United Kingdom range from £23,000 – £71,000 (GBP). Staffing Manager salaries in the UK vary based on location and the industry.

Source: Glassdoor

Staffing Manager Salary Australia

Staffing Manager salaries in Australia range from $51,000 – $68,000 (AUD). Staffing Manager salaries in Australia usually depend on the industry and the amount of career experience.

Source: Payscale