Hiring the right Chief executive officer
for your organization

Successfully recruit a Chief executive officer

Key steps to recruit

We recommend to pay attention to the following 3 steps when recruiting a Chief executive officer

1. Write down explicit roles and responsibilities.
Check our suggestions below.

2. Define key skills and behaviors you are looking for.
Try to list the skills as well, but remember, a skillset too precise might discourage less confidents to apply. Check our template skillset for inspiration.

3. Get insight on your shortlisted candidates with Behavior assessments.
To maximize the chances of culture fit and make sure that the newly recruited candidate will actually stay in your organization, try to scan for some key behaviors using Huneety free assessments.

What does a Chief executive officer do?

The CEO is the company’s highest-ranking executive is the chief executive officer (CEO). A chief executive officer’s key tasks, in general, are making major corporate decisions, managing a company’s overall operations and resources, and serving as the principal point of communication between the board of directors and corporate operations.

The CEO is the company’s top manager and must have excellent leadership skills. She/He is in charge of a company’s or organization’s top manager team and business organization. Although they are not necessarily involved in day-to-day ground decisions, they are often consulted when it comes to make important desisions. CEOs must be able to balance intuition and data-driven decisions to make the right decision and move the organization ahead of the competition.

CEO are increasingly requested to not only have a strategic mind, but also to be good communicators. Their role essentially to set a vision and cascade it through the C-Suite and mid-management. To do so, they must be able to motivate, inspire and empower collaborators. In many cases, the Chief Executive Officer will also be the company’s most prominent public face, active with customers and external public affairs stakeholders (press, government, etc.).