Business Case: De Decker - Van Riet
"The strongest asset of Strand? They figure out the essence of the question quickly."
- 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."
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.