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.

  • Huntington’s Trusted Recruitment Service

    Whether you’re hiring contract staff, looking for long-term workers, or recruiting for a specialized position within your business, recruitment is expensive. Hiring just one worker can take more than 30 work hours, while recruitment, onboarding, and training often costs more than a new employee’s first year of salary. As Huntington’s trusted recruitment service, Express Huntington offers a more effective and efficient option for staffing open positions in your workplace. We focus on your business’s specific staffing needs and use a proven staffing process to cut costs, reduce turnaround, and improve the success of your business’s recruitment efforts.

    Express Huntington is proud to be a locally owned and operated recruitment service. We know the needs of Huntington’s businesses and provide the same level of expertise and experience for businesses in Barboursville, Ashland, South Point, and Ironton.

    Workforce Recruitment Services in Huntington, WV

    In the modern business landscape, workforce staffing is a problem area for many companies. This is particularly true in workplaces with high turnover or where operations can be dependent on short-term temporary staff. That’s where workforce recruitment services from Express Huntington can help. We offer staffing solutions for administrative and commercial positions, using a proven recruitment process to make staffing more effective and efficient. This process has received ISO 9001:2000 certification, consistently delivering positive results for employers and workers alike.

    To meet our clients’ staffing needs, Express Huntington is continually recruiting qualified candidates from the Huntington area. Before a candidate is considered for placement with your business, our team has already performed an initial screening, detailed interview, skills assessment, and work history check. This way, we have a high-quality pool of candidate to choose from, and we know exactly what kinds of roles and work environments each candidate is best suited for.

    When you choose our recruitment services for your business, we will take the time to know exactly what kinds of skills, experience, and character you’re looking for in your ideal candidate. We can quickly match an individual to your specifications, ensuring fast turnaround when your staffing needs are time-sensitive. This streamlined process both reduces recruitment costs and improves the success rate of placements, a clear win-win for your business.

    Professional Recruitment Services in Huntington, WV

    Recruitment services from Express Huntington extend to professional positions as well. Our recruiters will help you find the right fit for critical job openings with your business. We conduct a detailed recruitment effort and leverage our connections within Huntington’s professional community to improve the quality of the candidates available to your business.

    We narrow the field through a series of detailed interviews and assessments until we’ve found the ideal candidate for your business. Our professional recruitment services can help Huntington businesses fill positions for roles in human resources, legal, accounting, and other in-demand fields.

    Learn more about our recruitment services! Call Express Huntington today at (304) 733-5627!

  • 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.