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5 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Permanent Recruitment With RPO

23 February 2022

Finding the right candidates can take time and cost a lot of money. Even though advancements in technology have made it easier for job seekers to view employment opportunities, connecting with and recruiting the best candidates has become a very difficult and complex task.

That’s one reason recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) has become so popular. Outsourcing involves an employer transferring all or part of its recruitment process to an external partner. RPOs are often employed as a recruitment solution when a company needs to save time and money on recruitment agency spend, ensure compliance but also when a company is going through a relocation or even through mergers and acquisitions.

What are the five key benefits of outsourcing the recruitment and selection process?

1. A shorter time-to-hire

Time-to-hire is one of the greatest barriers to a cost-effective recruitment process. Poorly managed recruitment incurs increased time-to-hire as interviews drag on and good candidates are snatched up by the competition. This can lead to a lot of wasted time and money. The RPO model eliminates these issues by putting robust processes in place to mitigate delays and help secure the best talent with the quickest turnaround time.

2. A reduction in recruitment costs

One of the key reasons why companies choose RPO is cost reduction, which is one of the main benefits of using RPO. Many companies waste money on recruitment agencies, headhunters and job boards. The recruitment process is sometimes lengthy or outdated, and this wastes time and money. By implementing a RPO provider, you can streamline your recruiting processes and find good candidates more quickly and with less expense and in no time.

3. Regulatory compliance and strong brand reputation

RPO firms are experts in employment law and are up to date with the latest ever-changing legislation and standards. They keep detailed records to ensure they implement fully compliant, auditable practices. A company's employment brand consists of its identity as an employer, and an effective recruiting process will improve the company’s brand. When your candidate quality improves, that will only make your organisation look good to potential candidates. Recruit-to-hire processes are more likely to succeed if your hiring managers are satisfied and work on a consistent process. The people who go through these processes will have nothing but good things to say about the process and about your company in general. In general, RPO provides many benefits to the company other than only saving on recruiting costs or accelerating recruitment. A company's reputation can improve with RPO services.

4. A Scalable Recruiting Solution

Outsourcing recruitment efforts has the benefit of allowing businesses to change or expand their services at any time. This is important for companies that need to increase or ramp up their recruitment efforts during a particular time of year or season (like during the winter holidays or during the summer). Outsourcing recruitment provides these employers with the kind of flexibility they need to scale their recruiting efforts to meet their demand.

5. Measuring your efforts- Analysis and reporting

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) companies track and trace every stage of the recruitment process, providing actionable insights in real-time. In addition, future recruitment activity audits will be a lot easier. Besides helping with decision making, this can provide actionable insight into the effectiveness of an organisation's recruitment methods. This allows for a constantly improving and evolving recruitment process which will ultimately improve efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and hiring quality over time.

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