Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)

What is Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)?

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Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO): Defined

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a form of business process outsourcing where an employer transfers all or part of its recruitment processes to a recruitment agency. An RPO partner can offer its own recruitment process, or may assume the companys, staff, technology, methodologies and reporting. However, a RPO partner is not like a staffing company or contingent/retained search provider, because it assumes ownership of the design and management of the recruitment process and the responsibility of results. An RPO partner offers dedicated recruitment teams who can focus on critical recruitment pain points including decreasing premium labor, finding the right culture fits and increasing employee retention.

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 thats a lot for a company to take on themselves.

How does RPO work?

All outsourced recruitment is performed under the clients brand. There are dedicated recruiters, marketing efforts, custom recruitment strategies and technologies implemented to fill that clients internal open job requisitions. Sometimes, the recruiters sit onsite with the client; however, most of the time, the recruiters work at the RPO providers 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 candidates 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 doesnt want that?

Benefits of RPO

When You Partner With Hueman, You Reap the Rewards.

  • Customized programs tailored to business objectives and preferred budgets.
  • All recruitment-related expenses are on us. We’re talking recruiter salaries, office space, technology, recruitment tools and marketing costs.
  • Highly experienced Account Managers, strategic leadership and recruitment specialists.
  • Complete client-ownership of all candidates (but we take on the database management and oversight).
  • Reduced hiring-cycle time, hiring costs, premium labor expenses, staffing agency fees and marketing expenses.

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RPO isn't one-size-fits-all; it's custom. Our tiers are designed to be as unique as you.


Our "short-term," project based solution. Ideal for companies who don't hire throughout the year, or who have bulk-hiring needs due to business expansion. This is a ready-to-deploy, full-cycle solution that can turn off once goals are met.


Our most popular and fluid solution. Ideal for companies seeking complete flexibility. Perfect for those with annual hiring needs ranging from 50 to 5,000 annual hires. We support as much (or as little) of the process as you need.


Our all-in-one, “whole house” solution. Ideal for companies seeking end-to-end talent acquisition support. Perfect for those with annual hiring needs above 1,000 or who have an appetite for 6+ permanent recruiters.

Ideal Candidates For All Industries

  • Healthcare
  • Consumer Goods
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Technology
  • Administrative
  • Business Services
  • Automotive

Who are we?

Every company is unique. They have different cultures – different hues. Hueman recruits the best job candidates for your organization. Our RPO company's world-class recruitment approach gets you top quality candidates, fast, so you can focus on what you do best.

We’ve been creating great employment experiences for more than 20 years, focusing on what matters most: people. Hueman is hyper-focused on company culture, finding you the right culture fits to decrease turnover and increase productivity. Our team has been named a Great Place to Work by Fortune 14 years in a row — more than any other company in the country. And Gallup named us one of the most engaged workforces in the world. Let our workforce work wonders for you.