RPOA Weekly: Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Implementation

by Lamees Abourahma

A year ago, Welch’s Foods Inc., a Concord, Massachusetts consumer goods company, and About Talent, a Denver based RPO service provider, engaged in a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) implementation which they discussed in an informative Leadership Forum webinar, "RPO implementation: Laying the ground work for success."  In this week's RPOA Weekly, we take a look back at key takeaways from this case study of an RPO implementation. 

On October 27th, Ryan Baca, Vice President of About Talent, returns back to facilitate a discussion with a panel of human resource practitioners (including Welch's) who are in or have been in one or several phases of an RPO engagement, including selecting, implementing, recently launched, or in a continuous improvement phase. These customers will share their experiences and methods that contribute to developing a productive relationship with an RPO provider. Register for webinar. 

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The Six Steps of RPO Implementation - RPOA - @rpoassociation

How does a recruitment process outsourcing implementation looks like and what can you expect? This article takes a detailed look at the six steps of RPO implementations: pre-planning, discovery, solution design, pre-launch, launch, and post-launch.

Change Management for RPO Engagements - RPOA - @rpoassociation

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) engagements by definition involve change for the client organization or company. What does change management look like in an RPO engagement and who are the stakeholders involved? About Talent, a Denver based RPO provider, uses this five-step change management system in a typical RPO implementation. 

What Criteria are the Most Important in Selecting an RPO Partner - RPOA - @rpoassociation

To get the most out of any RPO engagement, you need a system to determine which RPO provider will be the best fit for your company and your needs. A starting point for the selection process includes: 1) a knowledge of what you need, 2) a list of important criteria that RPO providers need to fulfill, and 3) a way to evaluate the providers who apply.

Trust and Flexibility Are Key to Making RPO Work - SHRM - @SHRM,  @SHRMRoy

Roy Maurer, SHRM online editor of Talent Acquisition, paints the picture of trust as the the foundation for a successful recruitment process outsourcing relationship. He demonstrates the life-cycle of a full RPO engagement from making the business case, to the executive leadership, to vendor selection process, to the keys to success and pitfalls you should avoid. Roy references RPO experts and real cases in this well-presented case for RPO. 

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