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.

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  • Recruitment Services in South St. Louis

    Recruitment services from Express St. Louis offer your business a more effective and efficient way to find qualified people for open positions on your team. As the St. Louis business community’s trusted recruitment service, we can help your company get more out your staffing investment. Our approach focuses on each client’s specific staffing needs, using proven recruitment systems and solutions to find the right candidate any open position.

    Express St. Louis is the trusted recruitment service of St. Louis and Jefferson County. In addition to businesses in St. Louis, we also proudly serve employers in High Ridge, University City, Arnold, and Fenton.

    Workforce Recruitment Services in St. Louis, MO

    Workforce recruitment services from Express St. Louis can connect your business with qualified commercial workers and office staff. When businesses recruit for these positions on their own, the costs are often so high they can equal the new hire’s annual salary. This is especially true for businesses who face regular turnover or who sometimes rely on temporary contract staff. Workforce recruitment services from Express St. Louis can reduce costs and turnover, while improving the quality of candidates, when staffing these positions.

    To do this, we use an ISO 9001:2000-certified recruitment process — a process that has delivered results time and time again for the businesses we support. Our team is constantly recruiting job seekers from the St. Louis area, pre-assessing every candidate for their skill set, background, and character. We maintain a full database of high-quality candidates, allowing us to better meet the staffing needs of local businesses. When your business comes to us for workforce staffing, we review your specific needs and match you with a candidate whose qualifications and personality make them an ideal fit for your business.

    Professional Recruitment Services in St. Louis, MO

    When you’re hiring for a leadership level position, it’s crucial you find the right fit. No one understands this better than our professional recruiters. Express St. Louis is a Certified Professional Staffing Franchise (CPSF), offering local businesses the proven systems they need when hiring professionals for important positions. Our professional recruitment services cover fields like accounting, engineering, sales, human resources, and legal.

    As a CPSF-certified recruitment service, we are uniquely positioned to recruit St. Louis’s most qualified and talented professionals. We have a dedicated recruiting specialist on staff, maintain a separate database of accredited and qualified local professional, and offer connections to St. Louis’s top professional networks.

    When recruiting for professional positions, we perform an exhaustive search and put each candidate through a rigorous interview and vetting process. Once we’ve narrowed the field to our top candidates, you will be able to choose the person who you feel is the best fit for your company.

    Call Express St. Louis at (314) 968-2700 today to learn how our recruitment service can meet your staffing needs.

  • 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.

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    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.


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    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!


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    Prescreening Candidates

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


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    Interview Prep

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


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    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.


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    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: GetHired.com, TheLadders, Bliss & Associates, Inc.