Disruptive Forces in Recruitment Market in 2013- RPOA Leadership Forum

by Lamees Abourahma . .

Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA), the first professional association for the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) industry, to hold a panel of top RPO leaders discussing “disruptive forces in the recruitment marketplace in 2013.” The event will take place on April 17th, 2013 at 1:00 .p.m till 2:00 p.m. EST. Companies, investors, and recruitment professionals are invited to attend the online event.

“Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) companies have a unique and well-informed view into overall economic trends and how companies are performing,” emphasized John Younger, President & CEO of Accolo. “There are few better leading indicators for employment data than knowing the recruiting activity that typically takes place three to six months before the hires are actually made. RPO providers have this aggregated data across many organizations. ”

“Consolidation through mergers and acquisitions (M&As) has led to a greater segmentation of available offerings for would-be RPO customers. Even with continued sluggish growth, the year ahead promises to be significant for the RPO industry,” said Joel Capperella. "The playing field in the recruitment process outsourcing industry has both narrowed and expanded, with numerous original founding players exiting, and a slew of new faces and makeovers joining the fray. This makes it harder for RPO providers to differentiate themselves, and harder for buyers to differentiate between them," said David Pollard, President and Founder of TalentFusion.

In this high energy session, several of the RPO industry’s leaders will discuss the recruiting and hiring trends and activities across a multitude of companies and industries. Topics include how companies are becoming more sophisticated with their hiring approach and deploying strategies such as co-sourcing to satisfy their end-to-end recruiting needs, and the fundamental changes in the candidate landscape as they become more educated and tech-savvy. “In 2013, the markets will demand more aggressive talent community development and a greater focus on sourcing and pipelining,” said Joel Capperella.

The event will be moderated by former RPOA president and Accolo CEO, John Younger. The panel includes: Joel Capprella, VP of Marketing, Yoh; Mark Lukens, Managing Partner, Method3; and David Pollard, President and Founder, TalentFusion.

“The recruitment landscape is rapidly changing from a provider, customer, and talent perspective,” said Mark Lukens. “Disruption is not about following a process, it is a mindset. To discard the old business cliches, challenge current assumptions, and remake the landscape”.

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About the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA)

RPOA, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, recognizes that Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a unique industry requiring a common set of requirements and standards. Its membership is comprised of RPO service providers committed to educating the marketing about RPO, promoting its benefits, incorporating common metrics and comparative information, and developing and enforcing certifications. Member companies benefit by better understanding the benefits and risks of recruitment process outsourcing, having access to a variety of tools to support the decision to consider RPO, and direct connection to other members to learn from their experiences. For more information, visit rpoassociation.org.

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