Shatter the myth: RPO means end-to-end outsourcing

One of the most common misconceptions our clients have around Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is that it is an all or nothing service, only available to the world’s largest companies. They think that RPO must encompass the full end-to-end components of the recruitment process, including attraction, screening, assessment, interview scheduling, onboarding, exit interviews, and the technology that underpins all of this.

While some organisations want and need full cycle recruitment outsourcing, RPO is not a one-size-fits-all offering. Instead, one of RPO’s main draws is that bespoke programmes can be made for your organisation that address your unique recruitment requirements and deliver the results you need.

So, how is an RPO programme designed for companies? Let’s take a closer look:

The pick and mix approach

No two organisations are the same. Whether you are looking for greater predictability of cost, a more efficient recruitment process, an improved candidate experience or improved talent quality, Agile RPO programmes are able to help realise the results you’re focused on, leaving you to continue managing the parts of your recruitment process that are already functioning well.

Our portfolio of RPO solutions enables businesses to access highly specialist services when they need it, offering support and flexibility. Our agile solutions include:

The above solutions are available on a flexible, project basis, ensuring services can be rapidly turned on and off to meet urgent, peak or ongoing requirements.

Building the right solution

Recently, Talent Solutions worked with an organisation that had a fantastic internal resourcing team but lacked the capacity to reduce the time-to-hire without compromising the quality of candidate. The solution? They decided to outsource the telephone interview process along with the design of the interviews. Not only did this reduce their time-to-hire, but it also significantly decreased the number of candidates dropping out of the process.

As you can see, it was not necessary to outsource the entire recruitment process in this instance. All that was needed was a helping hand with one specific step. And that’s what RPO is all about – it’s about building a bespoke solution that delivers the results your organisation needs. A complete outsource is an option, but only if that’s the best solution for you as a business.

At Talent Solutions, we pride ourselves on being focused on our clients’ needs – working to find the best solution for your organisation. That’s why, as part of ManpowerGroup, we’ve been recognised as one of the World’s Most Ethical Organisations for eleven years and as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 17 consecutive years.

You can take a quick look at the Recruitment Process Outsourcing section on our website if you’d like to learn more, or get in touch with our team directly.