What is Recruitment Process Outsourcing?

What is Recruitment Process Outsourcing?

Outsourced recruiting, known as Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), is a business strategy in which sourcing, recruiting, and hiring (in whole or part) is outsourced to an expert to positively impact productivity and profitability. By choosing to contract out your hiring and staffing demands you can save time and money by eliminating the need to maintain costly resources for recruiting in-house. And partnering with a skilled and experienced recruiting team can give you access to industry networks and talent infrastructures that may otherwise not be available to your organization. RPO is a staffing strategy ideal for companies of any size in a variety of sectors with solutions to remain competitive and appealing for the top-level candidates in your industry.

A New Strategy For Recruiting

For companies large and small, the traditional recruiting process can cost valuable time and financial resources. And even with these expenditures, you may still find yourself struggling with unsuccessful hires, high turnover, gaps in talents, interruptions to productivity, and frustrating candidate and hiring manager experiences. Outsourcing your recruiting process to an expert team may offer you the solutions necessary to meet your hiring demands and the current expectations of top-level candidates. Recruitment Process Outsourcing can offer benefits not easily achieved by keeping the process in-house. A successful RPO team can:

  • Scale Solutions to Meet Your Needs: An experienced team can tailor solutions to efficiently execute a search and hire process whether your organization is growing by 1, 10, or 10,000 positions.
  • Reduce Cost-Per-Hire: Outsourcing all, or even a portion of your recruiting needs, eliminates the need to maintain a full-time, in-house recruiting division and will lower your cost-per-hire. And the proven screening and interviewing strategies of an expert team can ensure the first hire is the best hire, minimizing the hassle and expense of having to re-hire when a poor match is made.
  • Reduce Time-To-Fill: An established, and reputable RPO provider has access to the best recruiting technologies, industry expertise, a vast talent pool, and a broad referral network. The efficiency of this system will significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to search for qualified candidates and fill each open position.
  • Design Custom Solutions: Whether you want to supplement your current recruiting efforts or outsource recruitment entirely, an RPO provider has the tools and strategies to analyze your current operations, consider your vision for growth and develop targeted solutions tailored just for you. Outsourcing all, or even a portion of your recruiting needs, eliminates the need to maintain a full-time, in-house recruiting division and will lower your cost-per-hire. And the proven screening and interviewing strategies of an expert team can ensure the first hire is the best hire, minimizing the hassle and expense of having to re-hire when a poor match is made.

How An RPO Can Benefit Your Organization

Developing an effective staffing strategy for your organization is vital to ensuring flexibility, adaptability, productivity, and sustainability. Outsourcing your recruiting and staffing processes frees up the resources of your organization to focus on what you do best. Working with a Recruiting Process Outsourcing provider removes the costly demands of recruiting by customizing solutions such as:

  • Workforce Planning: A skilled RPO provider can utilize talent analytics to evaluate the current talent supply and demand, market compensation norms by industry, department, role, and geography. Your RPO team should work to understand your organizational workflow and mission to develop a workforce plan for today and a robust strategy to forecast future workforce trends.
  • Sourcing: When 80% of new jobs are found through networking, deep-sourcing expertise is an essential component of the recruitment strategy. An RPO provider should have the capacity to leverage an extensive network of connections and an expansive talent pool to develop targeted sourcing strategies to address the needs of specific industries or functions, including recruitment marketing, talent pipelining, screening/assessment, predictive analytics, and talent advisory solutions such as employer branding, talent analytics, and recruitment messaging.
  • Screening: An RPO process should have rigorous screening methods including skill assessments, behavioral and personality evaluations, and interviews. This creates a pool of candidates evaluated to be a good fit both for the role and for your company. Screening for soft skills is an important part of this process, ensuring that clients receive a carefully curated list of candidates who fit well within the culture of the company.
  • Recruiting & Offer Management: An RPO team will have a proven process for recruiting passive and active candidates to find the best talent for the job. Then the RPO provider will advocate for you acting as your representative, promoting a consistent brand message, scheduling interviews, handling salary negotiations, and maintaining tight quality control.
  • Reporting: Your RPO team should remain accountable to you, providing regular analysis of recruiting metrics such as cost-per-hire, time-to-fill, retention rates, productivity, recruiting process conversion rates, and more.

Partnering to Improve Recruiting

If you are struggling with your recruiting and hiring practices and are seeking an effective and affordable solution, partnering with a Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider may provide the solutions you need. RPO is a recruiting model quickly gaining traction in the US for its ability to provide targeted, customized, and economical solutions for businesses of all sizes.

The Wide Effect RPO team can improve your recruitment process, streamline your operations, minimize interruptions to productivity and workflow, and optimize your recruiting dollars. Partnering with an RPO team like Wide Effect ensures you will benefit from custom-designed strategies targeted to your sector, workflow, projected growth, and culture. Outsourcing to our team means you will have access to our skilled screening and hiring expertise, astute industry perceptions, insightful strategies, and extensive candidate networks to build efficient and informed methods for maintaining and growing your workforce. Connect with Wide Effect and enhance your methods for staffing with your customized recruiting plan.


Is Recruitment Process outsourcing designed for big or small businesses?

RPO is an effective recruiting strategy for businesses of any size. Many small organizations do not have a dedicated, in-house HR or hiring department and struggle to access tools and networks effective for recruiting. Many large companies have a vast and varied workforce and even with in-house recruiting personnel, struggle to understand the complex and diverse needs of different teams and departments. The team at Wide Effect has team members specialized in many sectors, industries, and workforce dynamics and can develop recruiting strategies customized for the needs of any organization.

Can an RPO provider work with our existing Human Resources team?

Recruiting Process Outsourcing can provide customized solutions that work specifically for you. The RPO team at Wide Effect is positioned to integrate seamlessly with your existing recruiting team to minimize interruptions or to completely assume responsibility for your hiring process and ease the strain on your team.

Will RPO cost me more?

Recruitment Process Outsourcing will actually save you money reducing your cost-per-hire, eliminating costs associated with unsuccessful hires, minimizing interruptions to workflow and productivity, and freeing up your personnel resources to focus on more effective tasks.





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