#RPOA WEEKLY: 10 Best Recruiting Stories of 2017

By RPOA Staff Wed, Dec 20,2017 @ AM

As a talent acquisition professional you need to stay informed of topics affecting your work environment. Finding, attracting, and engaging top talent that drives business value to your organization is becoming a complex discipline pivoting from human resources into leadership, marketing and business development, all of which have a technology spin that’s further adding to this complexity.


What does Google New Recruiting Tools Mean for Talent Acquisition Professionals?

By Steven Dashiell Mon, Dec 18,2017 @ AM

Technology has drastically changed talent acquisition over the past two decades and more changes are expected in the near future. “In the next 24 months, maybe sooner, the hiring and recruiting landscape is going to meet very meaningful thresholds,” said John Younger, CEO of HireMojo, a hiring automation platform in San Francisco, CA. What’s the impact of recruiting technology on talent acquisition professionals? The evolution in recruiting technology “is going to hit home, specifically for recruiters... recruiting firms will push harder for more tools to meet demands and stay competitive,” commented Younger.

Topics: recruiting technology


#RPOAWeekly: 2017 RPOA Leadership Forum Webinar Recap

By Lamees Abourahma Wed, Dec 13,2017 @ AM

Many talent acquisition leaders are still oblivious to recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) as a strategic alternative to other recruiting options (namely, internal recruiting and staffing agencies). Understanding the challenges RPO solves, the benefits it brings to an organization, how to start with an RPO, and what to expect are some of the information talent acquisition professionals need to know and the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association provides through its various programs including the Leadership Forum, a webinar series featuring thought leadership from the RPO and TA community.

This year, we were thrilled to have many of our members and partners speak at the Leadership Forum on a variety of TA and RPO topics. In this week’s #RPOAWeekly, we present a recap of 2017 RPOA Leadership Forum webinars. Watch these webinars and others on-demand at your convenience and get informed.


Building an Insightful Talent Pipeline with Recruitment Process Outsourcing

By RPOA Staff Mon, Dec 11,2017 @ AM

In a recent study, Aberdeen found that more than 80% of organizations today have trouble recruiting high-potential talent, as per their definition of top-quality performance. As managers across the board try to address this pressing challenge, 79% readily admit that they don’t fully understand how to resolve it. What this means is that nearly every organization that struggles to populate their talent pipeline can’t even define the qualities they want in a new hire.

The mechanics of the workforce are changing faster than ever before, and we need to ask ourselves, can we keep up?

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing


How Do You Determine if RPO is Right for Your Small or Midsize Business?

By Lamees Abourahma Thu, Nov 30,2017 @ AM

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provides many advantages to organizations of all sizes, including small and midsized organizations as explained in a recent webinar by Mike Palmer and Mike Tastle of Accolo, a recruitment process outsourcing provider based out of Dallas, Texas.

In "Recruitment Process Outsourcing: A lifeline in the War for Top Talent", Zach Chertok with Aberdeen Group provided the following insight on the advantages of using RPO: “Companies that do not partner with a RPO provider are 59% more likely than companies that do to be unable to establish a talent pipeline for their open positions”. Based on the same report, RPO customers are “17% more likely than non-RPO customers to find that more than 50% of their workforce is top quality.”

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing


#RPOA Weekly: U.S. Economic Outlook for 2018

By Lamees Abourahma Wed, Nov 29,2017 @ PM

The U.S. economy is expected to expand over the next couple of years according to multiple sources. According to Fox Business “The U.S. economy has gained momentum over the past year thanks to pro-growth policies of lawmakers in Washington,” yet Reuters forecasts “growth will not accelerate the way the Trump administration has predicted.”

Topics: rpoa news


Why Smaller Businesses Should Outsource Their Recruiting

By RPOA Staff Tue, Nov 21,2017 @ AM

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), just as IT before it, evolved from increased complexity in the space. Today, in order to effectively recruit top talent for an organization, you need to navigate the existing labor market, become proficient in a relevant set of technologies, and nurture  candidates, hiring managers, and the employer brand. Some of the biggest recruiting challenges organizations face include finding talent, hiring manager satisfaction, managing candidate experience, responding to scalability needs, performance reporting, and developing and maintaining the employment brand.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing


#RPOA Weekly: Latest on Talent Acquisition Technology

By RPOA Staff Wed, Nov 15,2017 @ PM

Technology is arguably the single most important factor that is contributing to the complexity of daytime recruiting. Keeping up with advancements in recruiting technology is essential in competing for potential talent.

Topics: recruiting technology


The Impact of Technology on Talent Acquisition

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, Nov 14,2017 @ AM

“Siri, tell Susan I’ll be right there.” “Siri, find a table for four in Palo Alto”.

Today, you can tell your phone to send a message to a contact and find restaurants in your area, among other things. Virtual assistants, like Siri from Apple and Alexa from Amazon, are becoming increasingly mainstream in our daily life. And these aren’t the only places where automation and machine learning are making a splash. New technologies featuring machine learning and artificial intelligence are finding their way into other applications in our life - including recruiting and talent acquisition.  

Topics: recruiting technology


#RPOA Weekly: Announcing Strategic Talent Solutions Webinar

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, Nov 07,2017 @ AM

The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association is committed to educating the marketplace on recruitment process outsourcing and the general discipline of talent acquisition.

Over the past five years, we hosted 39 webinars, published 9 eBooks and 462 articles, and managed the RPO Discovery Center (directory of vetted RPO vendors) providing exceptional educational resources and tools to the RPO and talent acquisition communities.

This month we’re excited to host another webinar that will focus on recruitment process outsourcing as a strategic talent solution for hiring challenges. On November 8th, Pam Verhoff and Tim Oyer with Advanced RPO will present case studies of true business impact. Register for the live webinar, or access recording on-demand post event. In addition, the following is a list of recommended RPO resources for your quick reference.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing