Candidate Recruitment Process

  • Good People. Good Business.

    Employee turnover can be expensive. Time spent recruiting, interviewing and training a new hire adds up and can cost an employer as much as 150% of the employee's annual salary.

  • Holland and Muskegon’s Premier Recruitment Service

    As Western Michigan’s trusted recruitment service, Express Holland and Muskegon can help you find the workers you need for any open position. Our workforce recruitment services help businesses in the Holland and Muskegon areas find qualified, hard-working people to take positions in the skilled trades, administrative, industrial, and distribution roles. Express Holland and Muskegon will help you attract and retain qualified talent in this tight labor market.

    We also offer recruitment services for high-level positions, helping your business connect with Western Michigan’s most sought-after professionals. Our approach combines proven recruitment strategies, an intimate knowledge of the local business landscape, and a personal approach that’s focused on our clients’ needs.  We specialize in the skilled trades including apprenticeships in machine maintenance and machining.

    Express Holland and Muskegon proudly serves over 200 of the Western Michigan lake shore’s top employers. Our recruitment services serve businesses in Muskegon, Oceana, Ottawa, and Allegan Counties. We have offices in Holland and Muskegon, and we work with businesses in nearby communities like Zeeland, Holland, Muskegon, Wayland, Hudsonville, Allendale, Grand Haven and Whitehall.

    Workforce Recruitment Services in Holland and Muskegon, MI

    Workforce recruitment services from Express Holland and Muskegon provide a more efficient and effective way to meet your staffing needs. By focusing our expertise and experience on your specific staffing concerns, we will help you improve the quality of candidates available for your consideration. Thanks to our ISO 9001:2000-certified staffing process, we can also help you reduce recruiting costs, minimize the turnaround on new hires, and reduce the impact of turnover on your business. In this tight labor market, we can help you attract and retain top talent.

    Our recruiters will work with you to understand your staffing needs before we start searching for candidates. That means getting to know your business, your workplace culture, and the specific skills and character traits you’re looking for in an ideal team member.

    To meet your needs, we maintain an extensive database of high-quality candidates. All of our candidates have passed a rigorous recruitment process, including a detailed interview, a skills assessment, and a full work history check. This allows us to find candidates with the skills, background, and character your business demands.

    This process helps you build the workforce you need for your business, and can improve the return you get on your investment in recruiting. By improving the quality of new hires, you can reduce turnover and limit recruiting expenses, while also boosting productivity and enriching the culture of your workplace.

    Professional Recruitment Services in Holland and Muskegon, MI

    Express Holland and Muskegon has an office in Holland at 660 Chicago Drive and in Muskegon at 1848 East Sherman Blvd. Each office offers the resources and expertise your business needs to make the most of your professional recruiting efforts and understand the particular needs of candidates living along the lakeshore. We know that high-level  positions demand the extra effort needed to ensure a seamless fit. In our professional recruitment process, we conduct an extensive search for possible candidates, create a shortlist of qualified professionals, then narrow down our list through a rigorous interview and assessment process. Our professional recruitment services for the Holland and Muskegon areas include recruitment for roles in the skilled trades including maintenance, machining, engineering,finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, sales, and other important fields.

    Learn more about the recruitment services available through Express Holland and Muskegon today! Call (616) 499-2199 or (231) 739-6390 to speak with a member of our team.

  • Candidate Recruitment ProcessYou Take Care of Business. We'll Take Care of You. 

    Your local Express team will manage the recruiting and selection process for you and present you with only the best people for your business needs. Each applicant goes through a multi-step, ISO 9001:2000 certified selection process, including:

    • Applicant Information Verification
    • Interview
    • Skills Evaluation - From computer and office skills to technical proficiencies and behavioral assessments  
    • Employment Verification (Reference Checks) - Confirms job experiences and references
    • Hiring Decision
    • Matching and Assignment to Meet Client's Needs

    Each of these steps is crucial in helping you find skilled, qualified employees. But the most important part of our process is finding the right person who not only fits the job, but your unique company culture, as well.

    Your Time Lost to Hire One Person

    Hiring costs both time and money. In fact, more than you may realize. Take a look at the time involved for you to hire just one new employee.


    Post on Job Boards

    Write ad copy and post to one job board: 1 hour and 30 minutes. On average, 250 resumes are received for each corporate job opening. Many job postings will receive more, especially if you post across multiple job boards.


    Reviewing Resumes and Applications

    Recent reports found that recruiters spend only 6 seconds reviewing each resume. That's 25 minutes for the first 250, but if you're more generous, you could spend up to 5 minutes per resume - that's over 20 hours!


    Prescreening Candidates

    It can take up to 2 hours to prescreen eight candidates over the phone.


    Interview Prep

    This includes scheduling interviews and preparing questions for six candidates. Plan on an average time of 1 hour and 15 minutes.


    Interviewing & Wrapping Up

    Activities include initial interview, testing, reference checks, final interviews, contacting other applicants, and making the employment offer which can add up to 7.5 hours.


    Total Time to Place One Employee

    This can range from a minimum of 30 hours to over 100 hours per position.

    Express Employment Professionals can do all of these tasks, so you can be more productive and cost effective. Let us send you a qualified worker that fits your job description and company culture.

    Sources:, TheLadders, Bliss & Associates, Inc.

  • Contact Express and let us send you a qualified worker who fits your job description and company culture.