< full glossary

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)

definition and explanation

Synonyms:

What is

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is the process of outsourcing the recruitment process to an external provider. RPO providers manage the entire recruitment process on behalf of their clients, from sourcing and screening candidates to managing the offer process. RPO can be used to supplement an existing in-house recruitment function or to replace it entirely.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)

explained

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a business process outsourcing (BPO) service in which an employer transfers all or part of its recruitment process to an external service provider.

RPO providers can manage the entire recruitment process for an employer, from sourcing and screening candidates to managing the offer process. RPO providers may also assume responsibility for other aspects of the employer brand, such as employer branding and social media recruiting.

RPO is a type of human resources outsourcing (HRO). The global RPO market was valued at $2.7 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow to $4.7 billion by 2020, according to Staffing Industry Analysts.

Find and reach
1 billion candidates

One search engine to find talent across the entire web

1 billion profiles
Contact info
Free
Find candidates