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Doug Arms

Chief Operating Officer

About Doug

Doug brings over 20 years of staffing and business experience to the TemPositions Group of Companies, one of the nation’s largest regional staffing firms, which he joined in 2018. Doug has taken responsibility for sales strategy, operations, HR and positive financial growth.  His focus has been on refining the specialization of the firm, operational efficiency and finding new growth opportunities, while promoting a culture of accountability, teamwork, energy and results.

Doug initially started his career in staffing as a direct hire recruiter in the legal specialty and has progressively grown in National and International staffing organizations such as Kforce and Ajilon in specialties such as Finance/Accounting, Office/Administrative, Logistics and Legal.  Doug has held Senior Leadership positions such as SVP of large territories, Training, Talent Acquisition, Talent Advisory Services and Talent Management.  He has been a Chief Talent Officer, as well as managing the overall Accounting & Finance portfolio at Kelly Services.  Doug is well versed in temporary, direct hire and consulting.

As a frequent guest in local and national media, Doug has been a live broadcast contributor to FOX news and various other outlets such as Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, NBC, Daytime, Crain’s and various employment focused publications.  He is a frequent speaker and presenter at numerous staffing and employment industry conferences and webinars.

Doug earned his bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University in New Jersey and his MBA from Saint Leo University in Florida.  He also received his Certification in Global Leadership Development at IMD in Switzerland.  He holds certifications as a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) and a Senior Professional in HR (SPHR) as well as Strategic Talent Acquisition (STA) and Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP).  He is an active member of SHRM and NYSA.