What Can You Expect When You Outsource Your Recruiting?

By Lamees Abourahma Thu, Jun 01,2017 @ PM

When QAD Inc., a public software company based in Santa Barbara, CA, decided to outsource some of their recruiting functions to an outside vendor (i.e., an RPO provider,) Malaika Kattke, Senior Human Resources Manager, was eager to maximize their return on investment (ROI) by learning what they can expect from their RPO partner. She landed on the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association website through a Google search and was thrilled with all the resources she and her team were able to access to prepare them for the newly forged relationship.

There are a number of key advantages to outsourcing your recruiting to an external provider, such as fluctuating your recruiting capacity, attracting top talent, and gaining the expertise of specialized recruiters. Beyond the basics, an established recruitment process outsourcing vendor will bring in additional value-added services. Maru Gonzales and Cynthia Cohen with Mynt Consultants, an RPO consultancy, identify the following four value-added services you can expect from your RPO partner. 

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing


#AskAnRPOExpert: Solving Complex Healthcare Hiring Challenges with Hueman RPO's, Joe Marino

By Brent G Trotter Thu, Apr 06,2017 @ AM

Hiring the right people for your organization is vitally important. The healthcare industry has a particularly unique and difficult hiring challenge. Faced with ever-increasing turnover, a low supply talent with a nearly full employment economy, healthcare organizations are under a lot of pressure to not only fill open roles, but to fill them with good cultural fits. To solve these staffing challenges, organizations are opening up to new approaches.

In this edition of #AskAnRPOExpert, we’re talking with Joe Marino, Senior Vice President at Hueman RPO, a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) company headquartered in Jacksonville Beach, FL. We discuss the complexity of hiring challenges healthcare organizations face -- specifically where a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partner could make a huge difference.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, Ask an RPO Expert, featured article


RPO Implementation –  Technology is Recruitment’s Best Friend

By Maru Gonzalez & Cynthia Cohen Thu, Mar 09,2017 @ AM

In our previous article The Process Experience we walked you through the process of collecting, reviewing, revamping and communicating the recruiting information needed to design the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) process map. In this article, we will focus on the technology used to track the recruiting process, more commonly known as the Applicant Tracking System.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, recruiting technology


RPOA Weekly: Recruiting Talent for the Healthcare Industry

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Mar 07,2017 @ AM

The healthcare industry is in the middle of a transformation, with new technologies and regulations creating new positions and an increased demand for skilled healthcare workers. This week’s #RPOAWeekly examines the challenges in talent acquisition and recruiting for the healthcare industry, with articles that discuss common hiring mistakes, the unique recruiting needs of the industry, and whether recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is a good choice for healthcare talent acquisition.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, hiring and recruiting news


Recruitment Process Outsourcing: is it right for Healthcare?

By Pam Verhoff Thu, Mar 02,2017 @ AM

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is a form of business process outsourcing where a company partners with an outside expert to design and execute a program that transforms the organization’s talent acquisition function to align with business strategy. RPO providers have one focus, which is providing talent acquisition solutions for clients. Therefore, recruiting is their core competency.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing


Checking In: How to Measure and Improve your RPO Relationship

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Jan 19,2017 @ AM

Every endeavor needs a way to measure success, from words spelled right in a fifth-grade spelling quiz to touchdowns scored in a game of football. RPO is no different. In RPO engagements, however, the clients and providers need to decide what the scale of measurement is and what to do with the results. Here, we share insights from the recent RPOA webinar “So You’ve Implemented an RPO Program…Now What?” with Don Codner of About Talent and Cynthia Cohen, Global Managing Director of Mynt Consultants on how to measure and improve your RPO relationship.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing


Problem Solving in RPO Relationships

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Jan 12,2017 @ AM

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) relationships can solve a lot of problems, but they can also create issues of their own. Any new program or project will have sticky spots, and this tendency is only magnified when it involves two different organizations working together. Here, we share insights from a recent RPOA webinar titled “So You’ve Implemented an RPO Program…Now What?” with Heather McGotty, Director of Human Resources of Welch's, Malaika Kattke, Senior Human Resources Manager of QAD, Inc., Cynthia Cohen, Global Managing Director of Mynt Consultants, and Ryan Baca, Vice President of About Talent, on how to address problems that arise within an RPO relationship.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing


Outsourced Recruiting – Not just for big business

By Lamees Abourahma Thu, Jan 05,2017 @ AM

Back in the old days (circa 2002) of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), the most likely to take the plunge and engage with an RPO provider was a large organization that hired hundreds or thousands every year. In the next decade and a half, two distinct things happened; 1) RPO matured to find its identity as a legitimate service offering, distinct from the staffing agency model, and 2) RPO came down into the small-mid (SMB) market and began to deliver quality services that were about recruitment excellence, not just a cookie-cutter, high volume solution.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing


RPOA Weekly: Best Ten RPO Posts of 2016

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Dec 13,2016 @ AM

Delivering on our mission to educate the market about recruitment process outsourcing, the RPO Post, RPOA's official blog, is one of the most popular programs we’re proud to bring to the PRO community. With topics including recruitment process outsourcing, talent acquisition and business strategy, the economy and job market, recruiting tactics and best practices, the RPO Post introduced over 90 articles this year (47.5% increase from last year), and enjoyed readership of near 10,000 a month (24% increase), and over 150 email subscribers (188% increase). We’ve also introduced new series within the RPO Post, such as the RPOA Weekly, #AskAnRPOExpert, and a few original articles by guest authors.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, hiring and recruiting news


RPO Implementation – The Process Experience

By Maru Gonzalez & Cynthia Cohen Thu, Dec 08,2016 @ AM

In our previous article “Understanding the RPO Process” we wrote about the key activities that, as a client, you should look for during the implementation of a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) process. In this article, we will walk you through what we call, “The Process Experience” of an RPO implementation.

You are probably asking yourself what is “The Process Experience”? We define it as the process of collecting, reviewing, revamping and communicating the recruiting information needed to design the RPO process map.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing