What is Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)?
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The rise of RPO partnerships can be attributed to the 4 percent unemployment rate, the lowest we've seen in years. This means businesses must be the best at recruiting and expert marketers. And that’s a lot for a company to take on themselves.
How does RPO work?All outsourced recruitment is performed under the client’s brand. There are dedicated recruiters, marketing efforts, custom recruitment strategies and technologies implemented to fill that client’s internal open job requisitions. Sometimes, the recruiters sit onsite with the client; however, most of the time, the recruiters work at the RPO provider’s office. (This helps keep costs down.)
RPO services can include a wide range of recruitment responsibilities, such as sourcing, recruiting, marketing, screening, selection, offer management, interview preparation and scheduling, due diligence, pre-hire paperwork and onboarding. A partnership can spread the full gamut, or just pieces, from opening the job requisition to scheduling a candidate’s start date.
RPO can be a solution for just about everyone. Whether you have high-volume recruitment or high turnover, hard-to-fill positions or seasonal recruitment needs, some version of RPO can help make your life easier. And who doesn’t want that?