What Criteria are the Most Important in Selecting an RPO Partner

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Nov 05,2015 @ AM

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) allows companies to outsource core sourcing and recruiting processes to RPO service providers who bring best practices and capabilities to finding the talent and new hires that their clients need. However, it can be difficult for companies to determine which RPO provider they should work with. In this article, based on the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association’s webinar entitled “RPO Implementation: Laying the Groundwork for Success” given by Heather McGotty of Welch’s and Ryan Baca of About Talent, we discuss what criteria are the most important in selecting an RPO partner.

Topics: rpo companies, rpo relationships, rpo implementation


How Much Does RPO Cost: Models and Comparisons

By Allison Reilly Wed, Jun 11,2014 @ AM

One of the most common questions, if not the most common question, is how much does an RPO solution cost. It's a fair question, since many potential RPO buyers want a solution that is cheaper than their current in-house recruiting costs, or are looking for a solution that will reduce in-house costs. But the short answer is that it depends. There isn't a flat industry-based fee for specific RPO services, and there isn't a price range for small businesses or large enterprises. How much an RPO solution costs will depend on your company's specific needs and goals as well as your RPO provider.

Topics: rpo companies, rpo, rpo relationships


Evaluating RPO Providers, Speed of Hire, and Other Recruiting News

By Allison Reilly Thu, Apr 24,2014 @ AM

Nearly three-fourths of organizations plan to hire this year (if they haven't completed their hiring already), and about half of them are considering RPO providers and other outsourced recruitment firms to help them meet their needs. This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup focuses on the need for organizations to hire, and how they can do it faster and better.

Topics: rpo news, rpo companies, accolo, hiring and recruiting news


Suggestions to Help Guarantee RPO Success

By Allison Reilly Tue, Apr 08,2014 @ AM

In recruiting, the one thing that matters is the hire. Technology, management, resources, and experience are important and can make a difference in whether or not there is a successful hire. But the hire is what matters because it's why you have an RPO solution and its why you begin your recruiting process in the first place. Great hires with your RPO solution mean RPO success, and there are things you can do as a buyer to help guarantee that success. Many of those things actually happen before RPO service agreement is solidified, so here are few suggestions to help guarantee a successful RPO relationship.

Topics: novotus, rpo discussion, rpo companies, rpo, rpo management, rpo webinar


How to Create an Awesome Career Page for your Website

By Allison Reilly Tue, Dec 31,2013 @ AM

It's New Year's Eve, and a great resolution for any employer is to have an awesome career page. Career sites were the source for 23% of all external hires in 2012, and not having one (or having a site that isn't well-maintained) is only hurting your chances of finding a great external hire. For 2014, employers should make it a point to have an awesome career page on their company website, and here's how to create one your company and employees can be proud of.

Topics: rpo companies, finding good candidates, innovative recruiting, career sites


Types of RPO Engagements: Emerging RPO Services (Part 5 of 5)

By Allison Reilly Tue, Oct 01,2013 @ AM

In the first four blog posts of this series we covered enterprise RPO, short-term RPO, point-of-service RPO, and consulting RPO. This series is meant to illustrate that RPO services aren't a one-size-fits-all engagement, and that you need to know what you need before you can have an RPO provider offer any recruiting help. In the final part of our series on recruitment process outsourcing services and engagements, we'll cover some of the newer RPO engagement options, also known as emerging RPO services.

Topics: rpo companies, rpo, recruitment process outsourcing, Yoh


Types of RPO Engagements: Consulting RPO (Part 4 of 5)

By Allison Reilly Tue, Sep 24,2013 @ AM

In the first three blog posts of this series we covered enterprise RPO, short-term RPO, and point-of-service RPO. This series is meant to illustrate that RPO services aren't a one-size-fits-all engagement, and that you need to know what you need before you can have an RPO provider offer any recruiting help. In the fourth part of our series on recruitment process outsourcing services and engagements, we'll cover an RPO solution, consulting RPO, which is perfect for those who need knowledge and advice with improving their recruiting processes.

Topics: rpo discussion, rpo companies, rpo, recruitment process outsourcing


Types of RPO Engagements: Short-Term Project RPO (Part 2 of 5)

By Allison Reilly Tue, Sep 10,2013 @ AM

In the first blog of this series we covered enterprise RPO, which is ideal for companies with a large, sustained need for recruiting. But, what if your needs are limited or short term; for example, what if you only need to fill sales positions or a calling center? Short-term RPO might be the right solution for your recruiting needs if you have a specific recruiting need, you are looking for a short-time engagement,  you need consistent process with steady results, or if you are uncomfortable with complete outsourcing of your recruiting functions.  

Short-Term Project Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Short-term project RPO is exactly what the name says- a core recruitment process outsourcing service involving a specific project with a specific term. Oftentimes, it’s related to engaging a provider for a specific scope of sourcing or recruiting, such as hiring a sales force, fulfilling a set number of hires, or helping processes or locations that don’t have enough resources.

How is Short-Term Project RPO Different?

Short-term project RPO differs from other RPO solutions in three ways. First, there’s less responsibility overall on behalf of the provider, as the provider will find the candidates or help a location while having the customer handle the rest. Second, although service-level agreements still apply, the agreement would only reflect the scope needed and the metrics that are relevant to the project. Third, contract lengths tend to be shorter, such as six months to one year, and are much more likely to be set according to the project length or to a specific volume that needs to be met. This differs from enterprise RPO, where services could continue well beyond the initial two to three years.

"Branding is equally important, although in this case it may or may not be part of what you're trying to achieve," Rivera said. "Certainly... in full life cycle RPO, that should be a key component because you're really outsourcing the company's entire sourcing process and you want to establish that branding."

However, with short-term project RPO, since there's a limited number of hires and time limit to the engagement, employment branding might not be part of the engagement. Even so, it's still crucial to a good hiring and recruiting process, but it is much more likely that the client will continue to handle the branding.

Topics: rpo discussion, rpo companies, rpo, recruitment process outsourcing


How to Select an RPO Firm

By Allison Reilly Tue, Jun 25,2013 @ AM

Choosing an RPO firm isn't easy, and it really shouldn't be too easy of a decision. You are choosing a company to help you with your recruiting processes, to be a partner in finding great candidates and in improving these processes with your organization. However, we don't want the choice to be too difficult. Here's how to select an RPO firm:

Topics: rpo companies, rpo, recruitment process outsourcing


7 Busted Myths about RPO

By Allison Reilly Mon, May 06,2013 @ AM

Like many things in life, there are a lot of misconceptions about recruitment process outsourcing, RPO providers, and RPO solutions. It's understandable, since solutions are often tailored to clients and can address a variety of challenges and utilizes a whole host of client services. However, these myths can get in the way of finding the right RPO solution or in even considering an RPO solution. Here are seven busted myths about RPO.

Topics: rpo companies, rpo, process recruitment

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