Thinking about outsourcing your recruitment process? If you are not sure if RPO is for you or if you have questions about how it can help your company, we hope this article will give you the information you need to make an educated decision. Some hiring managers think their company is either too big or too small to use an RPO firm, but you might be surprised by the benefits.
At first glance, it may seem counterintuitive that hiring someone to take care of your recruiting will save you money, but you might be pleasantly surprised. Because of their expertise in sourcing and screening, an RPO can help to reduce turnover, saving you the expense of replacing poor fit hires. They will also consolidate your hiring expenses which can add up quickly – from posting to job boards, parsing resumes to the time consumed by interviewing.
One of the toughest challenges for companies is being presented with a game-changing opportunity they simply don’t have the resources to take on. An RPO firm can help you to bring on a large number of employees quickly, whether that’s short-term workers to manage a holiday rush or adding full-time employees to open a new branch or take on a new project.
Because the RPO has their hiring process down to a science, you can count on candidates provided by them to be of consistent quality. Best of all, because of their proven, repeatable process, their communication process will be top-notch. Candidates will always know where they stand, so you won’t lose them to a competitor and you’ll never have to wonder how they are progressing.
As much as you hate to hear it, managers who have priorities other than hiring often don’t give their full focus to the hiring process. They can drag their feet, so a position goes unfilled or rush the hire because they are desperate to get someone in there. RPO recruiters, on the other hand, are a step removed. They don’t have the emotion and stress that an overworked manager does. Their only priority is to see that your needs are met, and you are delighted with your service and results.
Recruiting is what an RPO does best. They can hire faster, more cost-effectively, and efficiently that frees your team to focus on what they do best. Hiring takes a considerable time and energy investment from many people in your organizations from admins to HR to key stakeholders. Just think of all they could get done with the time freed by outsourcing.