RPOA Monthly Recap: RPO Perspective on Technology, Culture and Healthcare

by Carrie Kolar


What do recruiting experts think of applicant tracking systems (ATS), recruiting for cultural fit or the health care industry? We recently asked top RPO leaders about their perspective on these topics. In this special RPOA Weekly, we present a recap of their insights.  

#AskAnRPOExpert: Accolo’s Mike Tastle Discusses Common ATS Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Your ATS (applicant tracking system) can be a wonderful tool – or a clunky, time-wasting nightmare. It all depends on how you use it. In this interview, Mike Tastle,Vice President of Accolo, discusses the benefits and drawbacks of applicant tracking systems, with a focus on how they’re used when paired with a recruitment process outsourcing provider. He explains some of the major mistakes that people make with their ATS, including focusing on compliance instead of candidate experiences, building processes around the technology instead of vice-versa, and keeping candidate communication non-existent throughout the process.

The Art of Storytelling to Recruit Top Candidates 

People respond to stories. The more effectively you can tell your employment story to potential candidates, the better your candidate selection will be and the healthier your overall talent pipeline. Joel Capperella of Capperella Strategies shares how VaynerMedia and its CEO Gary Vaynerchuck succeed at telling VaynerMedia’s employment story to candidates, with emphasis on the importance of using their website and social media channels as vehicles to spread their company’s story.

RPO Implementation – Technology is Recruitment’s Best Friend 

With all the tech wonders of today’s world – vacation to space, anyone? – recruiting hasn’t been left behind. Applicant tracking systems (ATS) can streamline, simplify and support your recruiting process. Maru Gonzalez and Cynthia Cohen of Mynt Consultants discuss the rise and benefits of ATS systems, focusing mostly on a “wish list” of ATS capabilities that make for the most effective systems. The wish list includes items like automated workflow, multiple languages, a candidate application portal, candidate source tracking, pre-screening questions, self-scheduling interviews, and more.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing – Is It Right For Healthcare? 

The healthcare industry is in the middle of a transformation, and recruiting can struggle to keep up. Here, Pam Verhoff of Advanced RPO examines the use of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) in the healthcare industry, with a focus on how healthcare organizations are adapting to the tight job market. Learn why healthcare organizations opt for RPO solutions, and remember that with the uncertain future of healthcare, agile and adaptable talent acquisition can be the different between organizational life and death.

Corporate Culture: Is It Possible to Outsource? 

Corporate culture, once a fuzzy-wuzzy nice-to-have, is now a buzzword rocketing through the recruiting industry. As the talent market tightens, corporate culture can make the difference between being a go-to destination for top talent and hearing crickets in your pipeline. Ryan Baca, Vice President of About Talent, shares how you can meld corporate culture with recruitment process outsourcing, and examines whether you can outsource your cultural representation to your RPO. He recommends things to look for and best practices for working with a culture-savvy RPO, and makes suggestions for how to identify your corporate culture in the first place. 

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