Technical Recruiting Services - Michigan Based with National Coverage

We are known for award-winning software by some of our customers, but others think of Stout Systems as their go-to resource for technical recruiting and staffing services.

Attracting Top Technical Talent

Recruiting services throughout Michigan and across the nation use the same techniques to source candidates.

What makes Stout Systems different?

Because we are both a software development company and a technical staffing services firm, we understand technology professionals.

More importantly, Stout Systems’ team of Tech Talent Specialists takes pride in the amazing connections they make between our clients and our candidates.
How many recruiting services firms excel at building relationships with candidates? Well, Stout Systems does.
Our team understands that a great company, a great job and a great candidate go hand in hand. Finding that perfect match—one that is a great career move for the candidate and a great solution for the company—is what it’s all about.

They strive to build lasting relationships with every candidate they contact. That way if today’s opportunity isn’t a match, they will recognize tomorrow’s opportunity that is. 

And Stout Systems’ level of communication is unparalleled—something that technology professionals value as much as a great job opportunity.

Don't Take our Word for it

You don’t have to take our word for it. You can read or hear from our satisfied candidates and clients themselves.

Read candidate staffing and recruiting services reviews on Glassdoor and Google.

Read client reviews on Clutch.

You can also watch video testimonials.
Soheil Javadi
Soheil Javadi
23:11 19 Jun 19
It went like that... A phone screen and then two offers. One of which led to an in-person interview and I got the job :) Very nice people and very supportive. Thank you Priya and all stout team.
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Our Niche

Since the dot com boom times of the 1990's, Stout has provided direct-hire recruiting services and temporary staffing services to companies ranging from small non-profits to Fortune 100's.

We excel at finding technology professionals for all aspects of software development and IT. By way of example, here is a sampling of recruits we have successfully placed:

A sample of the technical positions we've successfully filled:

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Another way to get to know more about our recruiting services is to see the candidates we are currently working with. It is the opposite approach when compared to looking at the roles we have filled in the past. Either is a great way to learn more about us. You can visit our candidate summaries today, and then visit them again in another few days to see a different group. It is always changing. 

Meet the Team that will be Working with You

Natalie Scruggs is a staffing specialist, connecting customers and candidates to create that perfect match.

Natalie Scruggs

Staffing Specialist
Priya Mani is a Tech Talent Specialist at Stout Systems. She has a spectacular track record of finding and matching great candidates with great jobs.

PRIYA MANI

Tech Talent Specialist
Brian Skory is a veteran Tech Talent Specialist at Stout Systems. He has helped hundreds of candidates land jobs and contract engagements that have boosted their careers.

Brian Skory

Tech Talent Specialist
Don Stauffer is Stout Systems’ Tech Talent Screening Manager. He says, “I feel that all of our relationships are powerful, and I enjoy connecting and re-connecting with candidates as they move through their careers.”

Don Stauffer

Tech Talent Screening Manager
Jan Hazekamp is a Technical Screener at Stout Systems, helping Stout qualify candidates in a way few staffing agencies do.)

Jan Hazekamp

Technical Screener
Chris Mollo is a Technical Screener at Stout Systems. He prides himself in putting job seekers at ease during his interviews with them.

Chris Mollo

Technical Screener

Twenty-one Point Screening Process

Why do we succeed where other (bigger) recruiting services and staffing services fail?

Maybe it’s because of our patented 21-point screening process. Just kidding—about the patent that is. But not about the process. We give technology professionals 21 opportunities to fail—meaning that by the time candidates have passed muster with us, they are definitely worth a look. 

Our 21-point screening process also gives technology professionals 21 opportunities to succeed. And this is where the magic happens.
Stout Systems is a staffing and recruiting services company that actually understands technology professionals. It looks like magic, but it isn’t. Well, maybe a bit.
Because sometimes a technology professional is better at writing code than writing a resume.

One key aspect of our twenty-one point screening process is this: we borrow talent from our own software development team to conduct live over-the-phone technical interviews with all candidates. Unlike most temp services and staffing services, we aren’t just looking for keywords on resumes. While this may reduce the number of candidates we present to our clients, it increases our quality. That is why a candidate submitted by Stout Systems is always worth interviewing. 

Temporary Staffing versus Direct-Hire Recruiting

Many hiring and HR managers struggle to determine whether or not they should engage us for direct-hire recruiting assistance or for temporary staffing.

Here are a few high-level points that might enable someone to choose between the two:

  • Temporary staffing works well when a team needs special skills for a project of finite duration.
  • Temporary staffing also works well when a team needs to increase its velocity and throughput just to meet a critical deadline
  • When your company’s domain or code takes a long time to learn, direct-hire recruiting makes sense. Otherwise the time invested bringing a temporary resource up to speed is wasted.

Does the Firm with the Deepest Pockets Always Win the Best People?

Many firms are concerned that they cannot compete with the high salaries on offer from larger, wealthier companies.

Is salary the most important factor when it comes to attracting and retaining technical professionals?

Fortunately, the answer to that question is a resounding no.

While salary and benefits are a key concern for job seekers, there are a handful of other matters that are of equal importance to them:

  • Workplace culture, especially work-life balance, is on par with compensation in the minds of most job seekers.
  • The work itself is also a major factor. Work that is meaningful—the kind of work you can actually talk about with your family at Thanksgiving—is highly valued. So is work that is in a modern technology stack, which means the programming language, frameworks and platforms.
  • Having a career path within a company is also highly attractive. The idea that a job seeker can start at one level and grow professionally and personally—without having to change firms—is a clear winner.

Read Peg's article for an in depth discussion on the top 5 ways to attract and retain top talent.

Winning the Talent War

Is there any one thing that companies can do to win the talent war?

Yes, there is.

Streamlining the recruiting, interviewing and hiring process to reduce the cycle time is key.

Many companies use a team strategy to ensure that they make the best possible hires. That strategy can backfire on them when members of the team are out of the office on business or vacation.

Postponing interviews until the entire interviewing team can engage will often introduce such long delays that the best candidates will be snatched up by another firm.

To reduce the time involved in hiring, more and more companies:

  • Use phone and video interviewing techniques to accommodate those team members who cannot be on site.
  • Set aggressive target cycle times from the time they receive a resume to the time they make an offer of employment.
  • Extend a verbal offer at the time of the final interview.

These are just a handful of the tactics smart companies are using to out-manoeuver their competitors and win the candidates they really want.

Ready to Talk about Recruiting and Staffing Services?

We’d love to hear about your technical recruiting and staffing needs. 

Send us a note through our contact form. You can also message or call us at 877.663.0877. 

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