Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is a form of business process outsourcing (BPO) where an employer transfers all or part of its recruitment processes to an external service provider, according to the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA). An RPO provider can provide its own or may assume the company’s staff, technology, methodologies, and reporting. In all cases, RPO differs greatly from providers such as staffing companies and contingent/ retained search providers in that it assumes ownership of the design and management of the recruitment process and the responsibility of results.
Having the best talent is a competitive advantage in today’s demanding and complex world. Because the success of business relies upon talent, acquiring the most qualified people is increasingly competitive. To win, organizations need expertise in implementing innovative and differentiated sourcing and attraction strategies.
Depending on what an organization is looking for, an RPO solution can bring an array of many benefits including managing hiring fluctuations throughout the year reducing total recruiting cost and dependency on staffing agencies; improving hiring manager satisfaction reducing time-to-fill; elevating employment brand; improving candidate experience simplifying or streamlining the hiring process; and saving time for other duties among other benefits.