The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) defines RPO as “a form of business process outsourcing (BPO) where employer transfers all or part of its recruitment processes to an external provider. Recruitment Process Outsourcing providers can manage the entire recruiting/hiring process, or can manage one or two aspects of the process, essentially serving as an extension of the company’s human resources department”. This definition illustrates that RPO services are not outsourcing in the traditional sense, as working with an RPO provider is much more consultative and customizable than normal recruiting.
• Is RPO for you? Or are you looking for a solution that’s different from hiring a headhunter or a staffing agency? If so, then recruitment process outsourcing may be a good choice for your recruiting needs. Remember, that RPO is much more of a relationship than other outsourcing services, and recruitment process outsourcing is much more than paying someone else to do it all for you. You need to be committed to boosting your employment brand and to finding the best talent possible, instead of filling positions and simply finding people who are qualified.