Recruitment Process Outsource (RPO)
What is Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)?
When a business engages an external provider to manage recruitment on their behalf for either the entire business or specific departments, it’s called Recruitment Process Outsourcing. A Recruitment Process Outsource solution includes management of the entire end-to-end recruitment process for all hires, including permanent, fixed-term, contractors and temporary workers. It includes management of hires from all sources such as direct search assignments undertaken by the external provider themselves, referrals from existing employees, internal mobility and targeted outreach programmes, and utilisation of other selected, second-tier recruitment agencies.
A good Recruitment Process Outsource solution should include support for workforce planning, working with internal teams to shape their hiring plans; delivery of multi-channel, inclusive sourcing and attraction strategies adapted for each type of hire; plus robust screening, selection, offer and onboarding processes to ensure that the right talent for the business is identified, engaged and secured.
The Curve Group have saved us a staggering £2 million+ in recruitment costs – this is a great result for the business.
Why Consider Recruitment Process Outsourcing?
Businesses chose to outsource recruitment for many reasons. The most common reasons businesses consider RPO is to improve their recruitment processes and therefore, increase their access to more diverse talent, to speed up the time it takes to hire that talent, to reduce recruitment spending, and improve the hiring experience for candidates and Hiring Managers.
Typically, the initial term for full Recruitment Process Outsource solutions is 3 years, over which time abundant benefits can be realised through a long-term strategic partnership. Businesses with ongoing (steady or scaling) recruitment requirements benefit from significant savings, ongoing improvement and refinement of processes, and an enhanced employer brand all of which enable them to access the talent they need when they need it in order to achieve wider, strategic business goals and objectives.
When a business needs to recruit at scale to increase headcount or build a brand-new function at pace but existing internal talent teams do not have the capacity required to do so, they may also consider outsourcing recruitment on a shorter-term project basis, for a defined period of time. This way, internal teams can continue to focus on business as usual hiring, but the additional peak in hiring demand is also met simultaneously.
We continue to choose The Curve Group as our Recruitment Process Outsource partner because they ensure we can attract and develop a motivated and empowered workforce.
The Curve Group’s Recruitment Process Outsource Solution
The Curve Group’s Recruitment Process Outsource solution is completely configurable. We build solutions for our clients from the ground up every time, to ensure we cater for your unique blend of needs and business drivers. No two solutions are ever the same.
Our Recruitment Process Outsource solution provides access to the skills, resources and best practice processes required to deliver an exceptional recruitment service, removing the need for businesses to build or maintain expensive in-house teams or technology with ever-increasing fixed costs, ultimately reducing the overall cost per hire.
We utilise our expertise, lean process methodologies and robust data and MI to make improvements to the recruitment process from day one, whether it’s a first, second or third generation outsource, building in an ongoing focus on continuous development for the full lifespan of the partnership through exceptional account management, market insights and topical toolkits.
The Curve Group have really helped us to meet our recruitment challenges by providing the scale and expertise, allowing us to expand the recruitment team as our volumes have gone up and we’ve needed to attract more talent.
Talent Attraction and Engagement Strategies Informed By HR Expertise
Unlike traditional RPO-only providers, our delivery models are shaped and informed by our broader HR expertise, delivery capabilities and rich market insights, meaning we deliver so much more than just a transactional recruitment service. We truly become part of your business, invest in your brand and are there to support you to achieve your strategic business goals by providing access to the right talent at the right time.
We know that the world of business is rarely linear and sometimes there are peaks in hiring demand. We can rapidly scale our recruitment delivery capacity, thanks to our always-ready shared service centre delivery team, meaning we can support your business through any increases in demand with ease.
We needed to resource a brand new, multi-skilled team at speed so we outsourced recruitment to The Curve Group as they had a proven track record of hiring at volume and pace nationally.