Frequently Asked Questions
Vendor Management Systems
When contemplating a VMS vendor, what aspects should our organization examine?
What types of organizations use Creek Systems VMS?
Does Creek Systems’ VMS provide for responsive communications?
Workforce Acquisition
How many recruiting/staffing firms are there and how do we select one?
Why is Creek Systems the workforce acquisition solution for our company?
What types of positions can be filled using Creek Systems?
Consulting Services
How qualified are Creek Systems’ consultants?
What does it mean when Creek Systems states their consulting services can help “revitalize our company”?
My company is in a state of stagnancy. Can Creek Systems’ consulting team help me?
When should our company seek the services of a consultant?
Executive Search
Why use Creek Systems to find new executives for your organization?
We are looking to replace our CFO. Are Creek’s services confidential?
What industries and in what countries do you recruit for?
RPO Services
What types of companies use Creek Systems’ Recruitment Process Outsourcing Services?
What is an RPO solution?
Why use RPO Services?

 

Q> When contemplating a VMS vendor, what aspects should our organization examine?

A> Many VMS applications appear to have very similar features on the surface. When considering utilization of VMS technology, one should scrutinize and explore the following aspects:

  • Ease of use
Intuitive business intelligence
Efficient work flow
Data archival capability
EEO/AA compliance and reporting
Integration capability
Financial viability
Ability to serve both domestic and global enterprises
Effortless collaboration and information sharing
Services selection and procurement
Provider’s reputation and references from other clients


Creek Systems’ superior VMS technology and our focused customer service excellence are the cornerstones of our success as a premier VMS provider.


Q> What types of organizations use Creek Systems’ VMS?

A> Creek Systems has a very diverse client base utilizing our VMS technology. From small businesses to large corporate entities, newly formed organizations to those that are very mature, Creek Systems has clients that utilize our VMS for contingent workforce openings, project recruiting and permanent placements. Both large, blue chip companies and smaller enterprises find their recruitment efforts meet all compliance standards, plus they are streamlined, efficient and recruiting costs are contained by employing Creek Systems’ VMS solution.


Q> Does Creek Systems’ VMS provide for responsive communications?

A> Effective and timely communication between hiring managers and recruiting vendors is essential. Recruiting vendors must have immediate notification of openings and the skill requirements sought in order to provide quality candidates for selection. When a requisition is opened, preferred vendors are notified immediately and Creek Systems’ VMS incorporates information sharing capability between vendors and the hiring manager. It is an extremely efficient and cost effective management tool for the talent recruiting process. From position requisition, through applicant selection, interviewing and on-boarding, communication is a priority supported by our intuitive VMS technology.

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Q> How many recruiting/staffing firms are there and how do we select one?

A> According to the American Staffing Association and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 6,000 firms operating 20,000+ offices across the USA that have been in business for more than a year. The largest growth in utilization has been for professional and technology positions. Many firms specialize in a specific area, such as temporary and contract placements, permanent hires, consultancy, systems, outsourcing or training. The difficulty is that many companies require services in two or more of these areas concurrently. When that is the case, selecting a firm such as Creek Systems will provide coverage for all of your recruiting, outsourcing, training, system technology and consultancy needs.


Q> Why is Creek Systems the workforce acquisition solution for our company?

A> Creek Systems provides every client with an integrated, thoroughly comprehensive work force acquisition solution. Creek Systems team possesses recruitment expertise tha we combine with industry best practices and dynamic metrics that enable us to optimize talent sourcing, provide nondiscriminatory assessment, recommend candidates for selection and ensure talent retention, whether on a project, contingent or permanent placement basis. Our methodologies have been developed to provide measurable results, providing qualified talent while reducing recruitment costs. Creek Systems has reduced time-to-fill metrics and increased operational efficiencies for our clients, helping to revitalize their workforces.


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What types of positions can be filled using Creek Systems?

A> Whether your organization has administrative, production, technology or accounting openings, from line staff to supervisory capacities, middle management and executive leadership, Creek Systems has the recruiting expertise to assist your organization. Regardless of industry, Creek Systems team has a successful track record of providing talent at all levels of the skill spectrum, matching qualified candidates with the company’s needs, requirements and culture.

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Q> How qualified are Creek Systems’ consultants?

A> Our consultants are at the top echelons in their fields of specialty. Every consultant possesses sophisticated subject area expertise and substantial real-life work experience that enables them to provide the needed knowledge for your company to excel. Creek Systems’ consultancy team has the ability to successfully lead and/or collaborate with your executives and managers to help you foster growth and rejuvenate your business.


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What does it mean when Creek Systems states their consulting services can help “revitalize our company”?

A> All organizations go through periods of growth, stabilization and leveling, and often stagnation or decline. The reasons that affect these changes can vary from the company being overleveraged, loss of market share, outdated or antiquated products or processes and inability to excel over the competition. When a business has “peaked out”, hit a level of stagnancy or is in a state of decline, then that is the opportune time for renewal. Often an evaluation of economic and market factors, adding equity, seeking new markets, restructuring debt, analyzing and reorganizing talent, and developing a new business plan and organizational strategy can invigorate the company and foster new growth. Creek Systems’ consulting team provides the expertise and experience to make this a reality for your organization.


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As CEO, I realize that my company is in a state of stagnancy and our management team has been unable to bring a solution to the table. Can Creek Systems’ consulting team help me?

A> The positive aspect of this scenario is that as the Chief Executive, you realize that your organization is in trouble and your in-house talent has been unable to find a turn-around. This often happens when the company’s culture has fostered an environment that does not reward creativity and management has become apathetic. In this instance, an external change agent is often required to objectively analyze the deficiencies, recommend strategies and assist with implementation. Managers are often the primary source that enabled a stagnant culture and the ability to introduce and manage change is beyond their level of capability. Creek Systems’ consultants are experts at change management and have the knowledge, skills and experience to help you rejuvenate your organization.


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When should our company seek the services of a consultant?

A> If your organization is experiencing problems due to loss of your competitive edge, cultural stagnation, lack of innovation, cash flow issues, technology issues, compliance issues, market volatility or strategic planning and change implementation, then assistance from an objective, external expert may be your best option. Creek Systems’ consultants focus on maximizing your company’s marketability, productivity and profitability potential. With a distinguished record of success, Creek Systems consultancy will provide your company with objective, collaborative and comprehensive solutions to develop strategic initiatives, plan for implementation and create an efficient, productive environment that will have your organization back on the growth curve.

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Q> Why use Creek Systems to find new executives for your organization?

A> With Creek Systems, you receive advice on external and internal candidates that is unbiased and objective, since our fees are not contingent to the engagement of a specific individual. Creek Systems’ recruiting experts access a broad base of talent – including candidates who are not currently seeking new positions. Additionally, the executive recruiting process utilized with Creek Systems is more efficient, where we scrutinize skills, experience, cultural fit and talent, producing top qualified candidates for your selection. Your valuable time and attention is reserved for your strategic initiatives and company operations while we match your requirements to the best candidates.


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We are looking to replace our CFO. Are Creek Systems’s services confidential?

A> When changes to the executive team become necessary for the company’s survival or growth, caution must be employed to ensure searches for executive talent do not prohibit current operational success. Confidentiality is a major component of executive talent searches and at Creek Systems, we pride ourselves on our integrity and ability to seek out talent with guarded vigilance against disclosure. The client’s input is always sought when determining what information may be disclosed during specific search timetables.


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What industries and in what countries do you recruit for?

A> Creek Systems’ proficient recruiting experts source candidates across a broad spectrum of industries. From technology, finance/banking, manufacturing, legal, professional service, HR, defense and aerospace, to retail, transportation, communications and more, our adept recruiters are masters of their craft. Their ability to seek out candidates that are a cultural fit within your organization, possessing all of the skill sets and experience required is unsurpassed. At Creek Systems, we source executive talent for companies located in the USA and in the global marketplace. Whether you need a COO in Georgia or a CTO in Singapore, or if you are looking for localized international talent, Creek Systems’s recruiting team has the expertise and experience to optimize the search and present viable, highly-qualified candidates for your selection.

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Q> What types of companies use Creek Systems Recruitment Process Outsourcing Services?

A> The list of companies that utilize Creek Systems’ RPO Services is quite extensive. We assist HR and staffing departments of high-tech, manufacturing, financial, communications, defense and aerospace, legal and retail-based organizations, as well as provide support to many recruitment and staffing firms. Most firms engage Creek Systems so they can benefit from increasing their recruiting bandwidth enabling long term scalability of their business, increase efficiency of the recruiting process, eliminate the need to hire and train additional in-house recruiting experts, improve the quality of recruiting results and to contain recruitment costs. For small businesses and large corporations alike, Creek Systems’ RPO Services enable recruitment function efficiency and allow your in-house teams to focus on strategic priorities.


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What is an RPO solution?

A> Creek Systems is an RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) provider, that partners with your hiring managers to provide candidates for selection and on-boarding. We act as an internal recruiting department, improving the quality of candidates, maintaining legal compliance, reduction of time-to-fill ratios and providing on-demand recruiting metrics while containing recruitment costs. Utilizing Creek Systems’ RPO Services will increase recruiting efficiency and assist in mitigating risk while curbing maverick recruiting expenditures.


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Why use RPO Services?

A> Typically, an organization will make the strategic decision to engage Creek Systems’ RPO Services because they recognize that when compared to their in-house recruitment team, we are a specialized provider of talent acquisition services. Creek Systems is better equipped to procure high-quality candidates efficiently, track and archive recruiting metrics, mitigate compliance risk and contain recruitment costs. Additionally, our use of state of the art technology enables constant communication between hiring managers and recruiters, and eliminates the burdensome scheduling and tracking tasks that often bog down HR departments. This enables hiring managers and HR teams to focus on production, your company’s goals and strategic initiatives and projects.

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