Understanding What RPO Is and What RPO Isn't

By Allison Reilly Wed, Jun 18,2014 @ AM

Since RPO differs greatly from provider to provider, and from buyer to buyer, understanding what constitutes recruitment outsourcing and what doesn't can be a little difficult. An RPO provider may not offer a particular service, but that particular service could still be a valid RPO engagement. However, a company that calls itself an RPO provider may not be practicing true recruitment process outsourcing.

Topics: rpo discussion, rpo leaders, rpo, Yoh, RPO research


Hiring Strengths, Leadership in Recruiting, and Other RPO News

By Allison Reilly Thu, Mar 27,2014 @ AM

Great leadership in recruitment is about knowing your strengths and weaknesses, but also recognizing when to use your strengths and when to admit openly about your weaknesses. Leadership isn't always about being strong and never being weak, as sometimes someone else is strong in a certain aspect of recruiting, and that's when you need to delegate or to ask for help so that you can focus on what you do best. This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup is primarily about strengths and leadership.

Topics: rpo news, rpo leaders, recruitment, recruiting, hiring and recruiting news


The Future of RPO: 2014 and Beyond (Part 3 of 3)

By Allison Reilly Wed, Mar 05,2014 @ AM

For the final part of our three-part series covering the past, present, and future of the RPO industry, we look at recruitment process outsourcing from this day forward. The industry has come a long way from education and proof of concept, and in the third part of this series, we look to the horizon and project the next 10 years for this industry.

Topics: rpo news, rpo discussion, rpo leaders, rpo industry news, rpo, recruitment process outsourcing, accolo, rpo management, rpo webinar


RPO at 10: What It Mean for Buyers, Providers & Results (Part 2 of 3)

By Allison Reilly Wed, Feb 26,2014 @ AM

In part one, Recruitment Process Outsourcing in its Infancy, of this three-part series, we covered the recruitment process landscape as it existed 10 years ago. Back then, many HR leaders and companies were not comfortable with outsourcing and needed to be educated on what RPO was. Also, some of the first RPO providers needed to prove that this solution worked and was better than the other recruiting solutions that existed. Now, in the second part of this series, we explore what the landscape is today and what RPO means for buyers, providers and results in 2014.

Topics: novotus, rpo discussion, rpo leaders, rpo industry news, rpo, accolo, rpo management


Recruitment Process Outsourcing in Its Infancy (Part 1 of 3)

By Allison Reilly Tue, Feb 18,2014 @ AM

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) as a business discipline was founded about ten years ago. Since then, a lot has changed and evolved in the industry including services offered, delivery methods, buyer-provider relationships, and the players in the market. RPOA has recently partnered with the Outsourcing Institute (OI) on a webinar that covered RPO history and evolution over the past 10 years. Moderated by OI founder and CEO, Frank Casale, the dynamic discussion included representative from both the RPO customer and provider community. RPO providers represented by Mike Mayeux, Novotus CEO and RPOA President, and John Younger, Accolo Inc., CEO and RPOA Past President. RPO customers represented by Mark Baudler, Sr. Manager, HR Services and Processing Improvement, Panduit, and Kipp Sassaman, Vice President Human Resources, Fikes Wholesale, Inc. In this 3-part series, we cover the 3 chapters of the discussion: RPO past, present, and future. View webinar. 

RPO in the Beginning

In the beginning, there were two types of RPO provider: those that did high volume, low complexity work and those that did low volume, high complexity work. Many HR leaders weren't comfortable with the idea of outsourcing their recruiting, although a few major companies were willing to take the chance and give the idea a try. In fact, a large majority of leaders would have cautiously considered the idea at best. Some would have rejected the idea outright, while a small number would have been openly supportive of the idea of outsourced recruitment.

"In those early days, it was a very interesting marketplace being an evangelical marketplace," said Mike Mayeux, CEO of Novotus. "You had to educate every buyer as they came along."

John Younger, CEO of Accolo, explained that in the early days of RPO many of the projects were projects that the recruiting agencies and contract recruiters failed on, or were the projects that no one wanted. One of Younger's first projects was to find a parasitic engineer for Texas Instruments, but specifically someone who was born in India, educated and trained in the United States, and who wanted to return to India. Younger found this person, pointing out an accomplishment that RPO is uniquely capable of achieiving.

Topics: rpo news, novotus, rpo discussion, rpo leaders, rpo, rpo management


Top 4 Recruiting Challenges for 2014

By Allison Reilly Tue, Feb 04,2014 @ AM

Recruiting top talent is a major challenge and concern for all organizations, but that's not a new or unique recruiting challenge for 2014. But, challenges that are new to 2014 are those hiring and recruiting challenges that make it difficult to recruit top talent. Essentially, the challenges that make recruiting top talent a challenge. Below are the top four recruiting challenges for 2014, challenges that will make it difficult of find and to hire the top talent that you need to suceed this year.

Topics: rpo leaders, rpo relationships, hiring challenge, recruiting trends


5 Insights on the State of the Recuitment Process Outsourcing Industry

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, Dec 04,2012 @ AM

A Perspective of an RPO Leader on the State of the Industry

Topics: rpoa news, rpo discussion, rpo leaders, rpo industry news, recruitment process outsourcing

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