How RPO Can Adapt to Changing Client Needs

By Carrie Kolar Thu, Feb 25,2016 @ AM

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a custom recruiting solution that can take many different forms. Some RPO solutions focus on individual pieces of recruiting, like candidate sourcing or interviews, and while other companies prefer to outsource their entire recruiting function to an RPO provider. What the RPO solution looks like depends on the needs of the client, and therefore an RPO program can grow and change over the course of the provider-client relationship.

Topics: rpo, recruitment process outsourcing, rpo management, rpo case study


The Six Steps of RPO Implementation

By Carrie Kolar Wed, Nov 18,2015 @ AM

Once you’ve developed an internal involvement plan and selected an RPO provider, it’s time to implement your RPO solution. In this post, based on the RPOA webinar “RPO Implementation: Laying the Ground Work for Success” presented by Ryan Baca, vice president of About Talent, and Heather McGotty, the director of Human Resources at Welch’s, we take a detailed look at the six steps of RPO implementation: pre-planning, discovery, solution design, pre-launch, launch, and post-launch.

Topics: rpo management, rpo relationships, rpo implementation


Change Management for RPO Engagements

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Nov 17,2015 @ AM

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) engagements by definition involve change for the client organization or company. In this article, based on Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association’s webinar RPO Implementation: Laying the Ground Work For Success given by Ryan Baca, the vice president of About Talent and Heather McGotty, director of Human Resources at Welch’s, we investigate how to handle change management for RPO engagements.

Topics: rpo management, rpo implementation


RPO Solutions, Social Media Recruiting and More Hiring News

By Allison Reilly Thu, Sep 18,2014 @ AM

We're almost into the last quarter of 2014, the busiest three months of the year. Of course, there are all the holidays, but these three months are also busy because many organizations are trying to meet end-of-the-year goals and preparing for the coming year. Those goals and preparations include hiring and recruiting, so this week's hiring and recruiting news roundup includes solutions and recruiting tips to help with this. We may not be able to clear your schedule so you can enjoy a little more holiday, but we can help make everything easier to balance.

Topics: social recruiting, social media recruiting, rpo, recruitment process outsourcing, rpo management, hiring and recruiting news, employee engagement, employee recognition


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


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


3 Points to Remember for a Healthy RPO Relationship

By Allison Reilly Tue, Jan 28,2014 @ AM

Why does the RPO buyer/provider relationship matter? What's the benefit in paying attention to the relationship, when most other outsourcing relationships don't need a lot of attention? Essentially, the time and attention matters because recruitment process outsourcing is much more than a business transaction. It's a 50/50 relationship that requires a good fit, good communication, and a consistent evaluation of success to be successful. There are three points to remember to maintain a healthy RPO relationship and to stay focused on your recruiting results.

Topics: rpo discussion, rpo, recruitment process outsourcing, Yoh, accolo, rpo management, rpo relationships

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