Category: Recruitment productivity

RPO Contracting 101: Creating Time to Slate Performance Metrics

Time-to-slate refers to a group of candidates that an RPO firm screens, selects, and presents within a certain amount of time for a company to consider for interviewing. Typically, RPO firms have SLAs that dictate how many candidates are required per slate and how fast they need to present that slate to a hiring manager. An example would be “three candidates within 10 business days.” While time-to-slate is a very common SLA for RPO firms, it can also be a misleading metric, especially if you do not write it in a way that ensures quality....  read more

Seven Step RPO on 5 Tips for Success Change Management has started off our week this morning by featuring an article written by Seven Step’s Strategic Director Emily Gordon discussing 5 Tips for Success Change Management when hiring an RPO firm. Here's some more information: Change is hard, change is constant, and change is how companies evolve. When you bring on an RPO firm, it requires change. The goal of change management is to make change minimally disruptive, so that people can focus on performance while change is implemented. What can you do to make change easier to manage?

Here are five tips to help you navigate and manage change:

  1. Develop a common “change” language and tools
  2. Be aware of the ripple effect
  3. Emphasize your company values
  4. Communicate
  5. Involve people in the solution

You can read Emily's full piece here on 5 Tips for Successful Change Management....  read more

RPO Requisition Management in Five Simple Steps

Keeping track of requisitions and where each position is in the requisition lifecycle can be a daunting task. Human Resources departments are stretched thin, with employees juggling heavy, multi-faceted workloads. One of the key benefits of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is the efficiency that RPO service providers can bring to the hiring process. Not all RPOs are equally efficient, however. If you are considering hiring an RPO firm, we recommend that you inquire about the process they use to keep you informed and to ensure a seamless workflow that meets your hiring needs in a timely manner.

One successful system utilizes a customizable tool called the “open requisition dashboard.” This tool keeps track of each requisition and provides daily, at-a-glance tracking that shows where each position is in the hiring process. By categorizing the steps into five standardized phases, RPO staff can easily prioritize their day to ensure requisitions flow smoothly. ...  read more

Key Sourcing Benchmarks – Defining Your Application Completion Threshold

What if 30% of applicants that start your apply process don’t finish? What if 60% don’t finish? Do you know how many applicants are lost? This candidate fallout during early stages of the application process can be a serious phenomenon, one we’ve defined in an earlier post. To recap, the Application Completion Threshold is the point at which a candidate does not complete their application. So at this point we’ve covered why candidates don’t complete the apply process. The next step is to measure what its impact is on your business.

In this post we’ll cover how to calculate the percentage of applicants that hit their Application Completion Threshold. This percentage is a benchmark that can be used to track improvements or regressions in the apply flow....  read more

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