Aalst, a town steeped in history

Aalst is proud to class itself as a place steeped in history, a pretty little town with its own particular characteristics. We met Patricia Van Opstal, the enthusiastic Head of the Human Resources Department. 60% of 1200 staff in the commune are employees.

Before Talentfinder

Before the collaboration with Profile Group in March 2009, she devoted a large portion of her time, assisted by two colleagues, to staff recruitment. Prior to automation, all applicants still had to be dealt with manually. Patricia was open to another solution, which presented itself during a meeting with Profile Group. "I was looking for a quick solution that was easy to use and affordable, to manage around a hundred vacancies a year. Talentpack online publications seemed to be half as expensive and a lot more effective that those on printed media."

Benefits of Talentfinder

"The advantages of online advertisements were numerous. Firstly, in terms of brand image for the town: the look & feel and the revolutionary concept have improved Aalst's visibility."

"The advertisements for vacancies are very professional, so they attract the strongest applicants. Working with Talentfinder speeds up the procedure considerably, simplifies scheduling and is also proving to be very reliable."

"With the rapid service offered by the Profile Group team, there has never been any danger of my strict scheduling running behind. It's really reassuring."


"Talentfinder's transparency provides a feeling of confidence: at all times we know the exact status of the job vacancies."

"In the future we are planning to extend our use of Talentfinder, to automate our processes."

"Talentfinder recruitment software and the online advertisements are really effective and highly advantageous from a financial point of view!"

"I really enjoy working with Profile Group: they work in a very reliable and transparent way. The service is quick, accurate and extremely friendly. And in addition, their rates are extremely good. They deserve a recommendation!"


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