Recruitment process outsourcing, or RPO, is a close cousin to traditional recruiting. One might even consider it the next generation. An RPO allows companies to outsource all or part of their recruiting to partner providers who become, in essence, an extension of Human resources. But even if you know what an RPO can do, have you thought more about benefits? Let’s take a closer look.
The most important benefit of any service to your company should be cost savings. That doesn’t mean there isn’t an investment into a product or process, but the long-term costs will be lower. The same is true with RPO. You consolidate your HR costs into one service, and you will discover that you’re able to save the money you spend on disparate sources such as job boards or headhunters.
When partnering with an RPO, you know that these trained HR professionals have developed networks specific to your industry. They can tap into these resources at any given time to find qualified candidates for open jobs. They can help companies scale up quickly. An RPO will also look at every aspect of candidate quality to ensure that the right people are placed in the right jobs at the right time.
Having a consistent hiring process is essential for two reasons:
- Candidates don’t like unpredictable situations
- Companies can’t risk compliance issues
When every department has different processes for hiring, there can be challenges with maintaining legal hiring requirements across the board. And RPO will ensure that every aspect of hiring is consistent, which also encourages a positive candidate experience.
An RPO can also increase satisfaction across the board. Hiring managers will feel more support in their acquisition phase and won’t feel like they’re being pulled in too many directions. They can concentrate on their management role, not hiring. RPOs can also improve employer brands, which attracts top candidates to job openings and keeps them engaged throughout the process.
Could an RPO be right for you?
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