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Do you have questions about recruitment process outsourcing? Read all frequently asked questions about RPO here:

What is Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)?

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is where all, or part, of your recruitment activities are outsourced to an external provider. This sees them act as an extension of your internal recruitment department for all or some of your jobs, typically based on site with you and working under your brand. An RPO could cover: 

  • Workforce planning and market forecasting
  • Talent attraction and candidate sourcing
  • Screening, assessment and selection
  • Interview co-ordination
  • Offer management
  • Compliance and background checks
  • Recruitment and on-boarding
  • Metrics and reporting
  • Technology management

What are the benefits of outsourcing recruitment?

Outsourcing your recruitment offers many benefits, including: scalability, flexibility, cost savings, improved access to the skills you need, optimised processes to reduce time to hire and increased retention. You can find even more details about the benefits in our handy guide.  

How much does an RPO cost?

There are three main ways an RPO is priced, a fixed fee paid periodically, a transactional fee for each hire or performance based. For example linked to cost savings or key pre-agreed KPIs. For more information on the advantages of each option check out the pricing structure section of our how to decide which model is for you guide

Can you integrate with our ATS?

We've worked with a number of applicant tracking systems over the years, and so we're experienced at optimising and delivering RPO services across a variety of different tools and systems. Part of the expertise we offer is supporting you in the development and management of your recruitment technology to make the sourcing, processing and management of your employees easy.  

I only need seasonal or temporary recruiting assistance, will an RPO work for me?

One of the many benefits of RPO is the flexibility it provides you, as you have no headcount commitments. Also, we've developed a solution, RPO Essentials, which allows businesses of all sizes to enjoy the expertise and benefits of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) without the typical time or resource requirements, which is suitable for short-term requirements.