Category: Best practices
Looking for a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider? Not sure how to start evaluating which firm is right for your organization? This post will give you a quick rundown of the top five things to look at when assessing RPO providers.
You can use it as a foundation for preliminary discussions with management on whether or not RPO is right for you or to formulate your request for proposal (RFP) questions. Keep in mind that RPO should solve key business problems or empower you to take your business to the next level. So, build out your business case first, and then look for RPO firms that are able to prove that they can solve your problems or transform your business.... read more
The better relationships you build with candidates the better chances you have of finding the right people in your prospective talent pool when you need them. One of the best ways to engage candidates and build relationships with them is to provide them with a talent community. If you haven’t started one, now is the time to do so.
What is a talent community? When someone visits your career site and is invited to sign up to receive communications from your company, they are being invited into your talent community. This lets you track potentially interested candidates and provide opportunities for them to learn more about your company. It also keeps your employment brand front and center so that when candidates are ready, they will apply to a job. (Just to be clear, this is not a social community, such as brands’ customer community where there is interaction between customers and brand agents.)... read more
There is tremendous speculation about how the UK’s vote to leave the European Union will impact the economy and business’s ability to attract and retain talent. From dire predictions of doom to optimistic visions of improvement, the unknown creates an environment of fear. Will we lose all our non-UK workers? What will happen if our process for securing talent is too slow to compete with faster, easier-access countries? What if we can’t get the talent we need? What if talent shuns us because we’re difficult? Fear is a natural reaction to unexpected change. Rather than dwell in fear, let us focus on what we can impact and control.... read more
So, you’re considering hiring a recruitment process outsource (RPO) firm, and naturally weighing up the pros and cons of leveraging a RPO solution.
As you consider your options, it’s important to recognise how the offering has changed in the last five years. The provider community, the service itself, and the core benefits have all shifted, in some cases quite dramatically, to keep pace with micro and macro changes in hiring. I’d like to highlight three changes offering dramatic benefits to you as a buyer.... read more
Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) sounds like the promised land of talent acquisition, with its ability to improve efficiency, streamline recruitment, and enable you to hire higher-quality talent. But like all business investments, it needs to be directly tied to measurable outcomes for it to be right for your organization. It’s not enough to go RPO just for the sake of creating a better hiring experience for candidates and hiring managers. In addition to improving constituent experience, you have to predict and deliver substantive gains that will directly impact the business financially as a result of the improved experience.... read more