Benefits of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)

Expert RPO virtual assistants can take on much of the workload

We succeed when we focus on what we’re good at. If you don’t do it well—and maybe that’s only because you don’t have to do it often—should your organization put time and resources into it? The answer is no.

We turn to experts when we want specific help. It’s an efficient, cost-effective way to accomplish things that are outside your organization’s core competencies. The benefits extend both inward and outward. Your people can focus on what they do best. It generates productivity and innovation, which creates value for your customers.

It’s why a growing number of highly successful companies have stopped trying to handle the complicated process of employee recruitment. Finding and hiring talented people is crucial. Doesn’t it make sense to assign that responsibility to professionals who do nothing but find company superstars?

Don’t get this confused with the responsibilities associated with HR. Those can and should be handled by your own people. Recruitment, however, is an ongoing specialized effort that can become extremely expensive and a huge drain on your resources—unless you approach it from an efficiency standpoint.

And if you are a specialized recruiter but don’t have the resources to do the pivotal yet routine tasks, there is also a way that you can acquire this expertise – efficiently.

These top 3 benefits of recruitment process outsourcing will help you put its efficiency into perspective.

  1. Near instant results

RPO virtual assistants do nothing but tasks related to recruitment. It means that an unexpected open position can be rewarded with a list of highly qualified candidates within hours of your request. These are potential employees who may not ever have heard of your company, and they might not even see a job posting if you did it yourself.

RPO specialists don’t just sit around building databases. They find top talent by building relationships with passive job-seekers. Most of these people would be invisible to you, otherwise.

  1. Drastic reductions to your own time and effort

Shouldn’t your people be spending 100% of their time and effort focused on what you hired them to do? After all, they got the position because they were good at it—specialists in their own right. RPO gives you that ability for talent acquisition. Your HR professionals can focus on the internal responsibility of employee retention. If you are a recruiter, RPO virtual assistants can spend that time sorting and finding candidates, while you focus on making the vital connections.

It’s likely that your need for ongoing employee recruitment is for a specific area or industry type. RPO companies tend to focus in recruiting for specific industries. It means there’s little or no learning curve involved when you retain an RPO. They’ll have years of experience under their belts in finding exactly the types of people you need.

  1. Impressive cost savings

Most reputable RPO companies go far beyond just recruiting efforts. They give you the option to simply step back and let them take care of the process from the start to the point where you do the candidate interviews. Or, you can require that the RPO integrate itself with the in-house systems and processes your company uses. It’s a completely flexible partnership.

Consider the costs being saved if you rely on the RPO to do it all. The expensive efficiency infrastructure they have in place is something you would have to invest in yourself.

Your company has a core specialty. Unless you’re a recruiting company, it’s not finding employees. And if recruiting is a core competency, RPO virtual assistants have the specialized expertise to take some of the burden of routine tasks off your shoulders, finding, classifying, and presenting a range of qualified candidates.

Recruitment process outsourcing isn’t about cutting costs—although you’ll ultimately see a savings. It’s about efficiency.

To learn how RPO outsourcing can help you discover top talent, contact Noon Dalton at 877-820-6522 or through our contact form.