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Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Posted on: June 29, 2009

The recruitment and selection is the major function of the human resource department and recruitment process is the first step towards creating the competitive strength and the strategic advantage for the organizations. Recruitment process involves a systematic procedure from sourcing the candidates to arranging and conducting the interviews and requires many resources and time


Recruitment Process Outsourcing is a form of business process outsourcing whereby an employer outsources or transfers all or part of its recruitment activities to an external service provider.

According to the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association, the official definition is this: “Recruitment Process Outsourcing is when a provider acts as a company’s internal recruitment function for a portion or all of its jobs. RPO providers manage the entire recruiting/hiring process from job profiling through the on-boarding of the new hire, including staff, technology, and method and reporting. A properly managed RPO will improve a company’s time to hire, increase the quality of the candidate pool, provide verifiable metrics, reduce cost and improve governmental compliance.”

To help understand the distinction between RPO and out-sourcing; you need to look at the process. In recruitment process outsourcing the service provider assumes ownership of the process (this is the key), while in other types of staffing the service provider is part of a process controlled by the organization buying their services.

Responsibility and ownership of the process is the key to determining if what you are doing is RPO or just outsourcing. Smart businesses know that they need to ‘stick to first principles’ and focus on what makes them the best: this is seldom the HR component or function within their business. That being the case, smart businesses understands the value of hiring experts and retaining professionals too.

This is why Recruitment Process Outsourcing makes such great sense for businesses because you can outsource some of the process or all of the process – whatever works best for your business. With a professional HR company handling all aspects of this function, your business can focus its efforts on the core competencies it has become known for – assured that its internal HR process will be handled properly.

You can also get in touch with TransVisionary Solutions for Recruitment Process Outsourcing.


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