Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Workspend’s Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solution is easily tailored to address your strategic workforce goals, both near- and long-term.
What is Recruitment Process Outsourcing?
Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) happens when a company transfers some or all of its recruiting to an third-party expert service provider. It’s not simply about filling open vacancies, it’s about achieving root and branch improvements to an organization’s recruiting process by leveraging modern technology and methods. Done well, you should expect your chosen RPO provider to act as an extension to your company’s Human Resources function.
Whether you’re looking for a completely outsourced turnkey RPO plan or modularized RPO plan, or something in-between, Workspend’s delivery model flexibility can help you achieve significant gains from your recruitment processes.
Numerous cultural and organizational considerations come into play when you are trying to determine whether or not an RPO model, and which RPO model, is the right fit for your organization. That’s why we operate a series of RPO options that include:
Global recruiting function deployed and managed across multiple markets in a fully integrated RPO program including direct sourcing and/or contingent labor
Full life-cycle recruiting solution deployed on an end-to-end, front-end, or back-end only basis, across an enterprise or within select departments or locations
End-to-end recruiting solution deployed for a specific mission-critical initiative
Sourcing-specific solution deployed in conjunction with client recruiting team
Whether you’re looking for a limited recruitment support provision, or a complete talent acquisition transformation for your enterprise, we can deliver a tailored solution that’s right for your needs.
When implementing an RPO solution, expect to:
✔ Reduce recruitment processing costs
✔ Improve talent acquisition agility, access, and scalability
✔ Broaden talent sourcing and harness multiple channels
✔ Improve candidate quality and hiring experience
✔ Gain advanced market intelligence and applicable insights
✔ Enhance compliance and risk management
How do you scope your RPO requirements?
By thoroughly evaluating the considerations listed below, you will be able to more closely align your RPO needs to the best-fit RPO solution on the market, setting you up to achieve your talent acquisition goals.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Are our talent needs being met?
- Are we hiring for permanent or contingent roles?
- Are we overcoming existing talent acquisition issues, expanding our team’s scope, or
transforming the way we find talent?
- Is talent recruiting a core competency of ours?
- Will we be onboarding new technology to support our RPO function, or will we be broadening the scope of our existing tech stack?
- Do we know which stakeholders internally will be impacted by this transition?
- Do we have a benchmark in place to compare value-add if we are to employ an RPO model?
WHEN IS AN RPO NOT AN RPO?
In many cases, businesses find the promised benefits of an RPO are counteracted by the increased overheads in management capacity, IT complexity and unforeseen administration and day-to-day operational overheads. WORKSPEND works harder to make an RPO strategy work in your favor by overcoming the pitfalls in the model.
WHAT GOES WRONG?
The biggest single reason why RPO fails is poor planning and solution design from the outset. Like any major change to your business, it’s essential to understand why you need RPO and the measurable outcomes you set out to achieve. We encourage you to expect more from your RPO partner. It SHOULD be a well-balanced partnership.
When it’s thoughtfully implemented, there’s no reason why your RPO partnership can’t maximize your recruiting potential and minimize operating costs.
WORKSPEND will design an RPO partnership solution that’s right for you; that balances internal capabilities with our supportive services, and one that recognizes and embraces the potential of modern automations and technology tools.