Lessons from China for human resource and business leaders

By Guest 4/2/20 6:06 AM

No one has a crystal ball to look at how business and the economy would look like during and post the coronavirus pandemic. However, we can look to China to learn from their recent experiences. 

According to Michael Distefano, Korn Ferry’s president for the Asia Pacific region, “if Asia is a harbinger for how the virus will play out in Europe, North America, and elsewhere, leaders should prepare for a roller-coaster recovery.” He explained that [the recovery] “is not turning out to be a V in Asia but more a U or even a roller-coaster W shape.”

“China’s progress against coronavirus used draconian tactics not likely to be deployed in the West”, reports WSJ. Yet, we can still look at their business experience and find some learning lessons we can apply.

Maria Kotova, Head of UK & Ireland Business Development & Advisory with China-based company Dezan Shira & Associates, shared the following first-hand insights on the current work conditions in their business offices. 

Topics: recruiting trends, RPO Market Report


Industry brief: The talent industry response to COVID-19

By Lamees Abourahma 3/25/20 10:04 AM

The short-term impact of the coronavirus on the economy is starting to ripple throughout the U.S. and worldwide. According to a report published by CNBC on March 18th, economists predict U.S. jobless claims could hit 2 million this week as coronavirus slams the labor market. As a result of social distancing practice, the travel, airline, hotel, and restaurant industries are some of the hardest hit by the virus. 


Aberdeen's Zach Chertok shares his reaction to the coronavirus

By Guest 3/19/20 10:28 AM
Among all the disruptors that anyone might have predicted for 2020 (e.g., presidential campaign, trade tariffs, etc.), no one would have predicted a global pandemic like the coronavirus we're currently experiencing. And while employers have been priding themselves with driving higher employee engagements in the workplace, we're finding ourselves having to experience "social distancing" and working remotely.
As media outlets continue to report on what the pandemic means to individuals and the economy, the RPOA wants to do its part and report on what the pandemic means to us, as a PRO and talent acquisition community. 
We invite you to reach out to the RPO Association ( info@rpoassociation.org) with your thoughts on the following questions. Here we share the insights of a brilliant analyst and regular RPOA contributor, Zach Chertok, HCM Analyst with Aberdeen. 

Topics: recruiting trends, RPO Market Report


Global RPO: A Quick Overview of RPO in APAC 

By Joshua G Rodriguez 2/18/20 9:22 PM

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) has been expanding into new geographical regions globally including Asian-Pacific (APAC). This growth is mainly driven by requirements of global clients, who are perpetually looking for ground-breaking solutions to be competitive.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, Global Hiring


Leading By Example: How Advanced RPO’s Passion for People Drives Powerful Talent Acquisition Results

By Staff Writer 1/14/20 1:07 PM

A company’s most valuable asset isn’t the product or service it delivers, no matter how unique or groundbreaking. It’s most valuable asset is its people. This rings especially true for growing businesses. It’s all about having the right people in place, which is why many mid-sized companies are turning to RPO providers to help them find the best talent.

Topics: RPO Spotlight, RPO Market Report


The Rise of Global RPO

By Joshua G Rodriguez 1/7/20 6:30 AM

The world may be getting smaller. Still, its demands are growing daily, as are the needs to fill the ever-shrinking market of talent. Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) continues to rise to meet these demands.  

Why? It's more than likely this ascension undoubtedly comes from a parallel demand to increase efficiencies of recruitment functions and the need for finding sought after quality hires.

Topics: recruitment process outsourcing, Global Hiring


Talent Acquisition Outlook for 2020: What You Should Know

By Staff Writer 12/10/19 6:15 AM

With the current tight talent market conditions, what should talent acquisition leaders watch for in 2020? The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association has been reporting on new trends specific to RPO solutions over the past year. You can review insights from RPO leaders on these trends on the RPO Voice

Topics: talent acquisition


Orion Talent Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors

By Staff Writer 9/17/19 7:00 AM

CARY, N.C.--(originally published in )--Orion Talent, a provider of skilled talent acquisition, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), and military hiring to businesses nationwide, has announced the appointment of three talent management experts to its board of directors. The new board members bring an outstanding history of industry expertise and leadership to Orion and will help guide the organization’s continued growth as a global, full-service enterprise talent management and recruiting firm.

Topics: press release


The Hueman Touch in the RPO Industry

By Staff Writer 9/12/19 6:00 AM

Hueman is a nationally and globally recognized recruitment firm based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Hueman is the only organization in the country to be named a Best Workplace 15 years in a row and is the parent company to four organizations, including Recruitment Process Outsourcing firm, Hueman: Your RPO Partner. Hueman offers a range of custom RPO services to a variety of partners across various industries, including healthcare, automotive, education, manufacturing and more. As a Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner, Hueman helps clients get a hold on their recruitment so they can attract and retain top talent.

Topics: RPO Spotlight, RPO Market Report


Saba Leading the Total Talent Technology Industry

By Staff Writer 7/18/19 6:00 AM

Saba is a global industry leader of innovative talent management technology designed to transform the employee experience and improve the way people develop, engage and succeed at work.

Topics: RPO Spotlight


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