How to Hire a Office Manager

Does your growing business need an Office Manager? Office Managers develop and manage the daily operational procedures of your office.

Here are some tips to help you find great Office Manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $16.19 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$48.50 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Office Manager?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Office Manager hire can help your business:

• Taking ownership of all office operations and procedures, from payroll to correspondence
• Maintains office efficiencies from scheduling deliveries to changing the office layout
• Assists in the recruiting, onboarding and orientation of new employees

Skills to look for in a great Office Manager

A great Office Manager candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Proficient in using office management and scheduling software
• Excellent communication skills
• Prior office administrator experience
• Inventory management and control
• Excellent delegator
• Budgeting of time, money and office resources

Writing an Office Manager job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Office Manager candidates. An Office Manager job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Office Manager jobs, such as:

• Office Manager
• Office Administrator
• Office Coordinator

Interviewing Office Manager candidates

Strong candidates for Office Manager positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Managing employee performance reports and feedback
• Scheduling meetings, calls, and conferences on executive calendars
• Facilitating continuing education opportunities for employees

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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