RPOA Announces the Release of 2023 RPO Trends Report

by Lamees Abourahma . .

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The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) and Lighthouse Research and Advisory (LHRA) are pleased to announce the release of their latest research report, "2023 RPO Trends: A Buyer's Guide." The report provides invaluable insights into the rapidly evolving landscape of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). This comprehensive guide is designed to empower employers with valuable data to guide them in buying and optimizing recruitment process outsourcing solutions. 

Some Key Findings

"Firms with an RPO partner were 2x more likely to increase revenue last year than those without an RPO partner."
- Source: 2023 RPO Trends: A Buyer's Guide. 

Report Highlight

The 37-page research report offers 26 charts with insights on the following topics:

  • RPO Buyer Maturity Model: Review the three stages of RPO buyer maturity based on their RPO strategy, priority, and impact of their RPO program on their hiring outcomes.  
  • RPO Engagement and Pricing Models: Gain a clear understanding of the different models for RPO engagements and how RPO is priced to manage cost and risk. 
  • Changing Providers: Review impactful data explaining reasons employers change RPO providers segmented by company size.
  • Selecting Providers: Learn what buyers look for in selecting an RPO provider based on where they are on the RPO maturity model. 
  • Return on investment (ROI): See how RPO buyers view the ROI on their investment, segmented by type of service. 

"97 percent of employers say that having a trusted RPO partner allows them to focus on other business-critical priorities."

"Nine out of 10 companies say that having an RPO in place helps create clearer communication and insight into how hiring affects key business metrics and KPIs." 

- Source: 2023 RPO Trends: A Buyer's Guide. 

As the talent acquisition landscape continues to evolve, staying ahead of the curve is paramount. Our 2023 RPO Trends: A Buyer's Guide is a valuable resource for organizations seeking to enhance their recruitment strategies and make informed decisions on buying and optimizing RPO solutions.

Download and explore this report to leverage the insights it provides for your organization's talent acquisition capabilities. 


In its second year, the RPO Trends Study is an annual collaboration between the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) and Lighthouse Research and Advisory (LHRA) aimed at providing data-driven insights into the current value and buying considerations for RPO buyers. 

Data for the 2023 RPO Buyer Trends report was gathered via online surveys from 519 talent acquisition and HR decision makers at US-based organizations across every industry with a minimum of 100 employees.

Special thanks to our research sponsors, Orion Talent, Advanced RPO, Hueman RPO, Broadleaf Results, Aspirant, and ClearEdge Marketing, for making this insightful resource possible! We're proud to support advancements in RPO and empower employers to make informed buying decisions.

Access the full report: 2023 RPO Trends 


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