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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About RPO

on July 13, 2021

Hiring is personal. Employees are the heart and soul of an organization, and each new hire has a direct, tangible impact on a company’s culture, capabilities and potential. A business must protect the employer brand and create a great candidate experience at all costs. Outsourcing hiring to an RPO partner puts that at risk, as companies lose control over the process, right? 

Actually, no. In reality, RPO engagements are extremely collaborative. The best partners are simply an extension of your talent acquisition team, acting as strategic advisors who can actually offer greater control through process transparency and real-time data access. Best of all, they are experts in employer branding strategies, managing candidate expectations and designing hiring processes built for today’s demands.

That’s just one misconception of RPO relationships that we discuss in our newest eBook, RPO: Your Guide to (Finally) Understanding Recruitment Process Outsourcing

We cover additional misconceptions, and so much more. We start right at the beginning, defining RPO and sharing exactly what it is and what it isn’t, too. We also dive into the many different ways to engage a provider (hint: it’s far from one-size-fits-all). 

Once we give you a primer on RPO in ways everyone can understand, we fast forward to today. Our hiring environment can be summed up in just two words: constant change. And, you can’t hit a moving target without a strategy that can flex and adapt to changing needs in real time. 

How can an RPO partner help, not just in general terms, but with today’s specific challenges? Our eBook takes a deep dive into the role of RPOs in helping companies adapt to:

  • Virtual recruiting practices
  • An increase focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
  • Changing candidate expectations
  • High-volume hiring demands
  • Workforce agility pressures

The best RPO partnerships don’t just focus on meeting tactical needs. They are strategic engagements that aim to create a high-value hiring function that continues to deliver ongoing ROI over time. In the eBook we share 12 areas of impact for ROI, and how to measure it. 

In today’s candidate-driven hiring market, it’s more difficult than ever to attract the talent your business needs to achieve its goals. That said, it’s also more important than ever to do so. An RPO can help you. Take the first step by downloading our eBook today.