RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing)

RPO defined
Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is the use of an external organization to manage some or all of the activities associated with the recruitment of permanent employees. Unlike a recruitment agency, an RPO partner provides highly scalable and consultative recruitment services holistically focused on optimal hiring results. Employers may engage an RPO provider to supplement their entire talent acquisition function and recruiting activities or for limited scope services for particular businesses, positions, initiatives, projects and/or geographies. 

optimizing permanent talent acquisition through process alignment

Under pressure to fill positions requiring skills in high demand or in a business niche? Have your recruitment costs skyrocketed with the tightening labor market? Are your hiring managers frustrated with the inability to find and hire the talent needed to grow your business? Our RPO solutions will help you efficiently secure hard-to-find talent even when your competitors can’t.

Supplementing your internal recruitment and talent acquisition function, our RPO solutions can be tailored to deliver as little or as much support you need. Whether it’s an end-to-end program, our recruiter-on-demand offering, or selective RPO, Randstad Sourceright has the perfect solution for your permanent hiring challenges. With experience spanning mature and emerging markets, geographies and industries, we continue to create value for clients across 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation RPO programs – delivering outstanding results and enabling clients to achieve a level of talent and business agility beyond expectations. And with industry leading analytics and program reporting, we can give you the visibility you need to quantify the true impact of your talent strategy on your top- and bottom-line.

our approach

As part of our commitment to innovative best practices, our dedicated Centers of Expertise (COEs) provide unparalleled insight staffed by subject matter experts and global thought leaders. These resources provide comprehensive knowledge of critical issues and the ability to continuously evolve and innovate our solutions, including:

  • Strategic Sourcing. State-of-the-art methodologies designed to dig deep into the passive and active talent market and quickly find the talent matching your needs.
  • Innovation. We continuously develop and monitor effective strategies and practices to ensure process excellence and innovation.
  • Employer Branding. Enhancing the attractiveness of your brand through integrated talent attraction strategies and right across the candidate experience.
  • Diversity & Inclusion. Understanding the value and business impact of workforce diversity to enhance recruitment practices and outcomes.
  • Talent Identification & Assessment. Qualifying potential employees through rigorous and industry-leading psychometric assessment.
  • Technology. Expert advisors to support scoping, deployment, and management of your chosen technology platform.
  • Reporting & Analytics. State-of-the-art analytics and reporting provide business intelligence to drive sustainable and measurable business impact.

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case study: Société Générale

case study: Société Générale

"People are fundamental to our business success so it was crucial to partner with an organisation that was able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of our business and be culturally aligned."

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Debbie Griffin -
Managing Director HR, Société Générale

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Linde Group
“Our work with Randstad Sourceright is based on a high level of trust that is essential for driving strategic value, and we’re proud that this relationship was recently recognized with an HROA Award for Customer Relationship of the Year.” 

-- Valerie Egan, Head of Resourcing - North America

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