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.

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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.

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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.

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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: rpo, rpoa weekly


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: rpo, recruitment process outsourcing, rpo implementation


RPOA Weekly: When Is RPO Right For You?

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Dec 06,2016 @ AM

In this week’s RPOA Weekly we investigate when recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is right for you, with articles that discuss how RPO works with different types of businesses and how to tell whether RPO is the right solution for your recruiting needs.

Topics: rpo, recruitment process outsourcing


Four Steps to Starting a Successful RPO Engagement

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Nov 29,2016 @ AM

If you want to level up your company’s recruiting efforts but don’t have the resources to do it yourself, you can enlist the help of a recruitment process outsourcing provider. In recruitment process outsourcing, or RPO, a client partners with an RPO provider to outsource some or all of its company’s recruiting function. RPO is a growing industry, and for good reason – successful RPO engagements can decrease recruiting costs, improve time-to-hire, and net you a higher caliber of new hires than going it alone.

Topics: rpo, recruitment process outsourcing, rpo implementation


AskAnRPOExpert: Getting Executive Buy-in for RPO

By Lamees Abourahma Thu, Nov 17,2016 @ AM

Before a company can implement an effective talent acquisition strategy, stakeholders need to be onboard. the C-Level HR and leadership executive team need to be on the same page. Does everyone agree on the existing hiring challenges? Are they aligned on which solution would produce the desired results? Possibly not. How you can clarify these common challenges and get executive buy-in on proposed solution?  

In this edition of #AskAnRPOExpert, John Younger, founder and CEO of Accolo, a recruitment process outsourcing provider based in Dallas, Taxes, answers questions related to working with senior management and the executive team on hiring challenges and solutions.

Topics: rpo, talent acquisition, Ask an RPO Expert


AskAnRPOExpert: Tips on Effectively Partnering with an RPO Provider

By Lamees Abourahma Thu, Nov 10,2016 @ AM

While recruitment process outsourcing has been gaining popularity in the past few years, for many working with an RPO provider still seems mysterious with many unanswered questions. In this edition of #AskAnRPOExpert, John Younger, founder and CEO of Accolo, answers questions related to working with recruitment process outsourcing providers as they relate to corporate culture and keys for success and failure.  

Topics: rpo, recruitment process outsourcing, Ask an RPO Expert


RPO Implementation - Understanding the process

By Maru Gonzalez & Cynthia Cohen Thu, Oct 20,2016 @ AM

So you’ve engaged into a RPO partnership and want to go live as soon as possible. But your provider is asking for a significant amount of time to implement, does that sound familiar?

Like most clients, probably your first reaction is to think how painful and time consuming the process will be. You probably ask yourself questions regarding resources needed and how are you going to drive the change within your organization. But don’t worry, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

Topics: rpo, rpo implementation, featured article

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