Express Employment Professionals
The cost of filling a job vacancy can reach as much as 150 percent of the position’s salary according to HR experts. With those kinds of dollars at play, business owners can’t afford to make a bad hiring decision. New Bel Air business, Express Employment Professionals, and owner Eric Rebbert are ready to eliminate the pain with recruiting and be the go-to resource for staffing and HR services.
“We are a full-service staffing firm with a thorough and rigorous recruiting process to ensure the best possible match for your company,” says Rebbert, a certified human resources professional since 1996. “With our skills testing, you can be confident with the proficiency that a candidate professes whether it’s operating a computer, a piece of equipment or a software program.”
Each person that Express places completes its thorough ISO-registered selection process to ensure the Express Associate not only fits the job description, but also the company. “We start with background and reference checks and conducting employment verifications,” Rebbert explains. “Our staffing consultants then complete an in-person interview and administer the appropriate measurement tools from hundreds of assessments at our disposal to evaluate the applicant’s skills and proficiency levels for the best job-suitability.”
Express Employment Professionals elevates its commitment to a perfect match with some unique offerings. Associates have the opportunity to increase their placement probability by honing their skills with Express’s free, online tutorials and training. Additionally, Express will call within the first hour an Associate is on the job to ensure everything is progressing smoothly. And, if after four hours the Associate doesn’t meet the client’s expectations, Express will start a new search right away. “This is not a numbers game for us,” says Rebbert. “We want success on all fronts.”
Express helps businesses fill four different job categories:
• Standard – temporary work for a special project, seasonal demands or to fill in for the company’s core employees
• Contract – when a business has a singular need or requires a particular skill set for a special project lasting a fixed period of time
• Evaluation Hire – employer can observe a candidate before making a final hiring decision
• Direct Hire – candidates meet Express’s standards and the business hires them directly
Express Employment Professionals
“Large enough to meet your employment needs yet small enough to care.”
All temporary, contract and evaluation hires are Express Associates, which means payroll processing, benefits, employer taxes and workers’ compensation expenses are handled by Express, saving employers precious time and money.
Rebbert’s own career trajectory provides the perfect foundation as he helps local businesses make better employment decisions. He hired hundreds of employees during his 18-year career with Santoni’s Markets, a former 13-store regional supermarket chain, where he advanced to Vice President of Operations. Ten years as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Rebbert traveled to developing countries hiring, repatriating and supervising local and international hires in 30 field offices. Most recently as a Deputy Director at an international NGO in Manhattan then CAO for a renowned architectural firm in Washington, D.C., he has recruited and hired from entry-level positions to senior executive and C-level roles.
“My HR experience is extensive, and I’ve enjoyed the diversity of my career, but I was yearning for something that would benefit my own community more,” says Rebbert, a 25-year resident of Harford County. He started researching business opportunities at the beginning of 2014 and talked to friends and local business professionals for input. Putting people to work and helping local businesses find good people was a recurring theme. His search ended when he read the vision statement for Express: “To help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people.” He had found his own perfect match.
“Express has a 30-year history of proven systems and success, generating successful placements in 700 franchises across the country,” states Rebbert. “I didn’t just ‘buy a franchise.’ I bought into their vision – a vision that I share and am committed to providing to the citizens and businesses in Harford and Cecil County. ” I95