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Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Workspend’s 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 RPO

Global recruiting function deployed and managed across multiple markets in a fully integrated RPO program including direct sourcing and/or contingent labor

Enterprise RPO

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

Project RPO

End-to-end recruiting solution deployed for a specific mission-critical initiative

Co-Sourcing RPO

Sourcing-specific solution deployed in conjunction with client recruiting team

Perks of implementing an RPO solution

✔  Reduce recruitment processing costs

✔  Utilize actionable data to make smarter business decisions

✔  Improve talent acquisition agility, access, and scalability

✔  Broaden talent sourcing and harness multiple channels

✔  Improve candidate quality through AI-based screening

✔  Boost candidate onboarding 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?

Why do RPOs fail?

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.

The biggest single reason why RPOs fail is poor planning and solution design from the onset. Like any major change to your business, it’s essential to understand why you need RPO and outline what 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, your RPO partnership can maximize your recruiting potential and minimize operating costs.

Workspend will design an RPO partnership solution that’s right for you; one that balances internal capabilities with our support services. We recognize and embrace the potential of modern technological solutions and opportunities for automation.

Curious if our RPO solution is right for you? Let’s talk.

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.