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By: Helios on November 16th, 2022

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Is RPO Recruiting Right for You?

Talent Acquisition

An established recruitment process is the foundation of a successful working organization. While recruiting is often a misunderstood profession, more companies are growing to recognize the importance of establishing a formal recruitment infrastructure.

There are several different recruitment options that will help these companies reach their ultimate goal of building their human capital empire with the right people. And companies can quickly scale up their hiring process by availing of RPO Recruitment services.

So, what is RPO recruiting?

The Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) defines RPO as “a form of business process outsourcing (BPO) where an employer transfers all or part of its recruitment processes to an external provider."

Your RPO recruiting consultant will come on board and work with your existing HR team to deliver your hiring strategy. They can help improve processes, train your people, and optimize your Applicant Tracking System. Most importantly, they'll help you attract, engage and retain the perfect candidates for your vacant roles.  

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Why should you use RPO Recruiting?

Well, we all know that the employees in any organization are your most important investment, and finding new candidates that epitomize the company’s culture and work ethic, requires a strategic, relationship-based approach.

In order to build a successful team and find those people who will take your company to the next level, the key to success is understanding your current environment and what profile of individuals will help you get there. Enter: The RPO Recruiting Consultant.

What are the benefits of Recruitment Process Outsourcing?

When a company brings in an RPO recruiting consultant, you are assured of getting an individual who is solely dedicated to finding and securing the best talent for your organization.

What is your guarantee? Your consultant becomes a collaborative partner, taking on the responsibility of identifying current recruitment processes, defining your future talent needs, and pinpointing the skills and expertise needed to “make big things happen”. Your consultant also brings advanced recruiting tools and techniques for identifying the desired talent pool.

They share desks in their bullpens, attend their team meetings, and sit shoulder-to-shoulder in their trenches to gain as much knowledge as possible on how they will work, operate as a team, and communicate and support one another to be most successful.

While any company could employ a contract recruiter or a staffing firm, what companies gain the most from using an RPO is having the consultant serve as one of their own, and as someone who is committed to making the best decisions for the company, its culture, and its overall growth and success.

Is RPO recruiting worth the cost?

Recruiting is always a significant expense. You need to factor in the costs of: 

  • Marketing your employer brand to candidates
  • Involving your internal stakeholders on the selection process
  • Conducting screenings and interviews
  • Administering your applicant tracking system

Plus, there is the lost productivity while you wait to fill the vacancy. 

An RPO recruiting consultant can help to lower these costs and reduce your overall time-to-fill. Your consultant can also help to optimize your recruitment strategy, which means further savings over time. 

Want to find out more about RPO recruiting? Book a no-obligation consultation call with a Helios HR representative today. Let's talk about how you can improve your recruitment process and build a world-class team.  


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