Express Seattle Candidate Recruitment Process

  • Great People Help Make A Great Business


    Hiring new employees who just don't work out is not only a waste of your time but also wastes company resources, which can take a toll on your company's finances. The time you put into finding, interviewing, and training a new employee for your workforce can cost your business as much as 150% of that employee's annual salary! 

    Cut back on your business's long-term resources by contacting Express Seattle today and trusting us to fill your workforce needs with the qualified professionals!

  • Seattle’s Trusted Recruitment Service

    Express Seattle WA can help you find the workers your business needs, delivering a more effective and efficient approach to workforce recruiting. Our recruitment service works closely with Seattle-area businesses to find qualified, hard-working candidates for a range of positions, using a proven system to lower the average cost and turnaround of professional placements. Whether you’re looking for office staff, commercial workers, or skilled professionals, Express Seattle can connect you with the high-quality people that your business demands.

    Our recruitment service is relied on by employers of every size in the Seattle, WA area. We know the Seattle area like no other recruitment service, allowing us to better serve the needs of local employers. Our recruitment services support businesses in Seattle, south Seattle, Renton, and the surrounding communities.

    Workforce Recruitment Services in Seattle, WA

    Staffing for office and commercial positions can be a costly and time-intensive process. That’s especially true of short-term positions or in workplaces with regular turnover. In these situations, the cost of recruitment will often outweigh the first year's salary for the hire in question. Time-sensitive recruitment can be especially difficult for your business, putting pressure on your daily operations and strain on the hiring process.

    Workforce recruitment services from Express Seattle offer the perfect solution. We combine local expertise with an ISO 9001:2000-certified recruitment process to solve the staffing needs of Seattle-area businesses. We are constantly recruiting high-quality candidates, using a proven assessment process to determine the types of roles and workplaces most suited to each candidate. This process includes careful screening, a detailed interview, and an in-depth skills assessment.

    When local businesses turn to us for workforce recruitment, we can quickly connect our clients with qualified, hard-working individuals through our database of highly qualified candidates. We provide our clients with a level of personal attention found with few other staffing agencies. We get to know your business, your workplace culture, and your specific staffing needs. When you need a position filled, we will make sure that you’re connected with a person whose skillset, background, and personality make them a great fit for your business.

    Professional Recruitment Services in Seattle, WA

    Recruitment services from Express Seattle go beyond administrative and commercial staffing. We also recruit qualified and accredited professionals for high-level positions, including those in fields such as accounting, human resources, and sales.

    The team at Express Seattle knows how important these positions are to your business. We will invest the time and resources needed to help you find the right fit. Our staffing expertise, specialized resources, and connections within Seattle’s top professional networks will give your business the edge it needs when recruiting for these roles.

    Express Seattle has the recruitment services your business needs! Call (206) 443-5627 today to learn more about our staffing solutions!

  • 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.