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What is an RPO?

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a form of business process outsourcing (BPO) where an employer transfers all or part of its recruitment processes to an external service provider. An RPO provider can provide its own or may assume the company’s staff, technology, methodologies and reporting. In all cases, RPO differs greatly from providers such as staffing companies and contingent/retained search providers in that it assumes ownership of the design and management of the recruitment process and the responsibility


RPO Statistics


Common Types of RPO

Common Types of RPO


Benefits of RPO

  • Cost Reduction: Working with a Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) offers your company decreased costs versus working with agencies and most internal recruiting programs.

  • Improved Processes: Expertise in RPO allows your company to establish standardized processes and helps improve sourcing, technology, employer branding, and more.

  • Quality Hiring: RPO not only provides improved staffing and recruitment, but also quality add-ons such as employee-branding, and advanced sourcing methods so you always hire the very best candidates.

  • Flexibility: RPO partners offer tools and technologies at a discounted rate, to help organizations enhance their candidate experience and manage the process at an optimal rate.

  • Increased Retention Rates: RPO leverages data and analytics to source the best possible candidates who are a great cultural fit and as a result will likely stay at your company longer.


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