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Datum RPO Blog

ESPO MSTAR 3 Framework Award

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 26 Mar 2019

Datum RPO are delighted to have been awarded a place on the ESPO MSTAR 3 framework - Lot 1a – Neutral Vendor MSP.

The framework will be available for use nationally by any public sector body in the UK including, but not limited to…

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Topics: Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Top 10 Datum RPO Guides: A 2017 recap

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 15 Dec 2017

Following an excellent year of informative guides and thought-leadership pieces, Datum RPO have issued a list of our most-downloaded content throughout 2017.

Our top 10 guides for 2017 are as follows:

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Topics: Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Free Audit On Temporary Labour Spend

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 21 Oct 2016

As experts in procuring and managing temporary and contract agency labour, Datum RPO provide a complete Recruitment Process Outsourcing service that helps organistions become more efficient, legally compliant and delivering – up to 12% on existing agency spend.

No matter how complex your needs, our experience and resources means we can take care of it all.

Datum RPO currently handle the entire temporary agency labour recruitment process for some of the UK's biggest companies including Vinci, Norland Managed Services (CBRE) and SPIE UK.

Request your free recruitment process audit and find out for yourself how Datum RPO can help.  The audit is carried out by experienced staff and is completely confidential.

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Topics: Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managing Temporary Labour

Five ways to ensure your temporary workforce is legally compliant

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 20 Jun 2016

Is your temporary workforce legally compliant? Whilst you would assume that most companies could answer a confident yes to that question, you actually need to look closely at your supplier list to be able to honestly answer. In fact, statistics show that a staggering 71% of agency suppliers fail their first audit, with 32% failing on legal compliance items.Such is the concern, that in order to deal with the growing issue of illegal workers, the Home Office has recently launched the ‘Operation Magnify’ campaign, handing out fines to companies of up to £20,000 per worker to expose those who are employing and exploiting illegal migrant workers, especially in the construction industry.

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Topics: Recruitment Process Outsourcing

5 things every procurement professional needs to know about RPO

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 21 Mar 2016

As a procurement professional, you may have already heard of Recruitment Process Outsourcing or RPO. You have possibly even considered using it in your organisation. RPO offers proven benefits, particularly to large companies with complex temporary and contract labour requirements. We’ve created a quick list of the five most important things to help you get in the know on RPO.

1. RPO providers work in partnership with you

RPO providers have the knowledge, experience and expertise to give your business and your recruitment processes the edge. They specialise in analysing your existing labour spend, your current systems including invoicing, compliance, supplier management, reporting and overall recruitment process costs. They are experts in identifying inefficiencies and uncovering the best way to improve your existing recruitment process. RPO providers are independent and as such can become true partners with common objectives for improvement and efficiency. They will create a clear recruitment process plan and structure that’s the right fit for your unique organisation. It’s a long-lasting partnership that will offer continuous improvements year on year and the beauty of it is, you can engage immediately, implement quickly and start forecasting your returns with no initial capital cost.

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Topics: Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Benefits of RPO

Recruitment Process Outsourcing – how to convince your boss

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 09 Mar 2016

You’ve probably come across the term ‘recruitment process outsourcing’, otherwise known as RPO. You may even have considered proposing it for the temporary workforce in your organisation. Either way, actually convincing those holding the purse string that moving to RPO is a good idea can be a real challenge. It’s a decision that may involve lots of different stakeholders. Here’s our guide of how to make the case for using RPO as an effective way to solve key business challenges.

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Topics: Recruitment Process Outsourcing

5 of the biggest myths about Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 09 Feb 2016

I've been selling Recruitment Process Outsourcing solutions for over 10 years. I am always open to learning new things and every day is a school day as they say, but often when I meet with a potential new client,  I'm asked similar questions.

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Topics: Recruitment Process Outsourcing

What is Recruitment Process Outsourcing?

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 09 Feb 2016

RPO, or Recruitment Process Outsourcing, makes your recruitment more efficient, cost effective, and helps you reduce the time you spend managing your current agencies. It does this by moving your recruitment processes to an independent external service – an RPO provider.

RPO specialists are not recruitment companies, they are experts in managing the supply of temporary and permanent labour into your business, while delivering solutions that are both measurable and sustainable.

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Topics: Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Is RPO the future of recruitment?

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 05 Feb 2016

Even with advanced technology, a job is only ever as good as the people who work on it. Over the past decade, the Facilities Management (FM) sector has seen significant changes to business models and service delivery, making better recruitment a lot more competitive, difficult and quite frankly, necessary. From construction to healthcare, education to engineering, the FM sector covers a spectrum of industries, each demanding their own criteria.

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Topics: Recruitment Process Outsourcing