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Business Case: De Decker - Van Riet

"The strongest asset of Strand? They figure out the essence of the question quickly."

Top qualities

  • The right pond
    "I could welcome valuable candidates rather fast thanks to their vast, well-branched network."
  • Insight & empathy
    "Every candidate mastered the technical skills. Yet, Strand emphasized that personality would be key. They were right!"
  • Correct & to-the-point
    "The follow-up was spot-on. 'Talk the talk, walk the walk' is a credo well-lived by Strand."

"Our company culture requires every co-worker to be multifunctional. Getting things done in a no-nonsense way is something we have in common with Strand."

Cathy Versnaeyen - HR Manager De Decker-Van Riet

Wanted: technically skilled people manager

Cathy Versnaeyen: "We were looking for an 'operational manager - maintenance & infrastructure' who knows the ins & outs of a bus/truck, and is able to coach and motivate people. He/she needs to handle the particularity of a family business, while driving change. Our company culture requires every co-worker to be multifunctional. Getting things done in a no-nonsense way is something we have in common with Strand."

Searched for & found: hands-on partner who listens

Cathy Versnaeyen: "It is striking to see that Strand - compared to other recruitment partners - first looks for the necessary soft skills. Only if they can be checked off, they start assessing the hard skills. Thanks to their vast network they can offer a refined selection of valuable candidates. Technical people managers are a rare breed. We put our trust in the experience and know-how of Strand, with success!"

Why does Strand succeed?

Cathy Versnaeyen: "Because they promptly and thoroughly understand the essence of our question. Although some candidates had the required hard skills, Strand would warn us upfront if they had any doubts about a personal click. They were right. Thanks to their enormous, well-branched network, they fish in the right ponds. We run a family business, not a multinational. Strand avoids an overkill of processes and administrative hassle. In only a couple of weeks our vacancy was filled."

About De Decker-Van Riet

De Decker - Van Riet (°1928) is a well-known brand in both (public) passenger transport and transport of chemical liquids. As a partner of De Lijn, they deploy a fleet of more than 100 buses to service Antwerp, East-Flanders and Flemish Brabant. For the transportion of goods, inland and to foreign countries, they use more than 70 trucks and 150 (semi-)trailers. De Decker - Van Riet has 400 co-workers who deliver a client-oriented and safe service, every day.

www.dedecker-vanriet.com