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Toolbox: Hiring a General Manager

This manual provides a comprehensive overview of all of the steps to take in the process of hiring a new co-op general manager. Each chapter covers a different step in depth, including sample documents and templates. The steps (and chapters) are:

  1. Arrange for interim management
  2. Set up a search committee
  3. Define the job qualifications and compensation
  4. Recruit qualified candidates
  5. Screen the candidates
  6. Check references
  7. Conduct finalist interviews
  8. Make the job offer
  9. Making it work

Included with this manual (as a separate file) are all of the sample documents in Microsoft Word format so they can be easily edited and tailored to meet your specific needs.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced without the prior written permission of the National Cooperative Grocers Association, except for the inclusion of brief quotations in an acknowledged review. Co-ops that purchase this manual electronically may store it electronically and print copies for sharing with other staff or officials of that co-op only. Sharing this manual with individuals or organizations outside of the purchasing co-op is expressly forbidden.

Price: $55 for CGN members. 
Price: $60 for non-CGN members.

To purchase this resource, please email, or call Dan Nordley at 612/436-9177.