In a blended recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) model, a company outsources some aspects of its recruitment process to an external provider, while maintaining control over other aspects. This approach can be helpful for companies that want to outsource some of the more challenging or time-consuming aspects of recruitment, while still maintaining a degree of control and oversight.
Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is a form of business process outsourcing (BPO) where an organization outsources its recruitment activities to a third party provider. RPO providers can manage the entire recruitment life cycle from end-to-end or can provide a subset of recruitment services, usually on a managed service basis.
The key benefits of RPO are cost savings, improved quality of hire, increased speed to hire, and improved access to a larger pool of talent. RPO can be used to fill both direct hire and contingent workforce needs.
RPO providers typically use a combination of technology and people to source, screen, and select candidates. RPO providers may also provide value-added services such as candidate assessment, talent community management, and employer branding.
The RPO market has evolved over the past decade and is now categorized into three main types of providers: