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What is a RPO?

What is a RPO?

What is a RPO?What is a RPO? Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is the contracting of recruitment and staffing functions to a third-party provider RPO provider. Companies with a steady supplier of recruitment tasks benefit tremendously from RPO. The profit generating potential of assembling an offshore RPO team in the Philippines are enormous.

Staffing companies in particular that are located in expensive labor markets such as Singapore, Sydney and New York City are particularly positioned to benefit from RPO providers who can perform a wide range of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Sourcing
  • Training
  • Screening
  • Skills testing
  • Background check
  • Reference checks
  • Conducting Interviews
  • Selection
  • Placement
  • Offer writing
  • Data Entry
  • Resume writing
  • Advertising on Jobstreet, Monster, and other Job Boards
  • Combing LinkedIn for candidates
  • Behavioral assessments
  • On-boarding

What Makes a Good Partnership with an RPO Provider?

Successful partnerships with an recruitment services company or RPO require proper goal setting, and long-term thinking. The RPO provider and the client, as well as the staff they hire, all must have a stake in recruitment success. Recruitment KPIs must also be continually measured and refined, such as number of interviews or placements per month. All responsibilities must be clearly defined.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing to the Philippines is very straight forward. Typically, the RPO provider talks to the client to determine what recruitment processes need to be outsourced, how many people are needed, and the skills and experience required. The RPO provider must also listen carefully to determine what outcomes are required by all parties, and the KPIs that need to maintained for success. Once the RPO provider knows the types of people and recruitment processes you need outsourced, they will begin recruitment immediately. Once hired, your RPO team works from their office and under their supervision.

RPO benefits companies such as yours in 4 distinct ways by providing solutions that are:

  1. Customizable - You can customize a solution and apply an approach that is appropriate for your needs rather than go with a one-size-fits-all approach.
  2. Controllable - A focused recruiting process provides visibility and control over resources and cost, in the shortest time possible.
  3. Scalable - Whether it’s an end-to-end program, recruiter-on-demand offering, or selective RPO, RPOs can provide a solution for your permanent hiring challenges. This lets you increase or decrease recruitment operations quickly and effectively to fit your changing business needs or seasonal demand.
  4. Qualitative - Stringent recruitment processes standards allow for better placements.

Of course, as all services go, there are also some downsides of Recruitment Process Outsourcing. However most of the cons are far outweighed by the pros. The cost savings and gains in efficiency are impossible to ignore. By using a quality RPO provider your company can fill in the gaps in your recruitment process, and become more efficient and scalable than ever before! And you simply aren't going to believe the tremendous costs savings!

Ike Stranathan

Ike Stranathan

Ike Stranathan founded STAFFVIRTUAL in 2009 after moving to the Philippines from California. Ike lives just a block from his offices in Makati, Philippines, and is passionate about helping companies achieve dynamic growth by outsourcing.

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