Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)- Relieve the burden on your HR department
There are many reasons why Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) can be worthwhile for your company. In addition to cost efficiency, outsourcing your entire recruitment process may offer a more flexible approach. While an RPO partner sources and provides you with the right candidates, you can focus on the essentials of your business. Be sure to continue reading for insights into the benefits and models of recruitment process outsourcing solutions.
When you outsource your recruitment process to an RPO service provider to take care of some or all of your recruitment activities, this may be beneficial for your company. Outsourcing your recruitment process, can offer the following benefits for your company:
• Reduced workload for your HR department, as outside sourcing is done • No or too few applications are received • Reduced recruiting costs • There is too little know-how about recruitment processes
An RPO service provider makes use of “Active Sourcing” to find suitable thereby reducing the stress on your HR department. The benefits are manifold and include the following:
• Reduced transparent costs • Knowledge transfer of your RPO partner directly to your company • Optimization of personnel planning • Reliable and continuous recruitment of potential candidates • Flexibility and fast adjustment of personnel requirements • Concentration on the essentials of business
Choose the right RPO model
Before deciding on an RPO model, you should compare the different recruitment outsourcing and process methods. Take a closer look at which model fits your company’s unique needs.
Before deciding on an RPO model, ask yourself the following questions:
• Are your company’s staffing needs temporary or unlimited? • Do you want to change existing recruiting processes in the long term? • Is relieving your HR department of certain tasks important to you?
A detailed consultation with an RPO provider of your choice will give you important insights when choosing the right recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solution:
End-to-end RPO With an end-to-end RPO solution, your RPO partner provides your organization with both on-site and remote consultants. In consultation with your HR department, they will implement the recruitment process from A to Z. This model includes sourcing candidates, scheduling interviews, conducting onboarding activities, and even creating employer branding.
Project RPO Companies that want to cover a special need for new employees as part of a time-limited project benefit most from a project RPO solution. In this case, your RPO partner does not take over your company’s entire recruiting process, but rather searches specifically for suitable specialists for your project.
Selective RPO With selective RPO, you specifically choose the areas of your recruitment that you want to outsource. Sourcing and vetting processes are handled by your RPO provider while interviewing candidates takes place in-house.
Recruiters on-demand When short-term staffing becomes necessary, RPO-on-demand is the right model for your business. To respond as flexibly as possible to your staffing needs, your RPO partner will provide you with as many recruiters as you need. This model guarantees that you can respond quickly to changes in staffing capacity without having to adjust your actual recruiting process.
Cost efficiency in Recruitment Process Outsourcing Depending on the RPO model you choose, the cost of your recruitment process outsourcing solution is based on a fixed project or management fees. End-to-end methods are based on a cost model with a guaranteed minimum volume. In this case, you pay your RPO provider on a per-job basis.
However, as a general rule, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) costs less than hiring a recruiter.
Implementing your recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)
Before implementing your recruitment process outsourcing, get detailed advice from an appropriate RPO partner. outsourcing4work offers you remote solutions for your recruitment process as a consultant in personnel matters. Benefit from over 28 years of experience with a future-oriented remote model.
The placement of suitable and qualified candidates for your company, with the greatest possible cost efficiency, is close to our heart. Walk with us to your recruitment goal and arrange a free initial consultation today.
IT outsourcing is a big trend, especially in countries like Germany with high salary costs. By implementing complete IT projects in India and other countries with low salary levels, the normally high development costs can be significantly reduced.
However, companies also like to strengthen existing local teams with individual experts. Companies with development departments spread across several locations can easily integrate a virtual team member with online collaboration tools. They are used to working over distance and can easily take part in important team meetings with colleagues on other continents thanks to broadband connections and professional video conference technology. The Scrum/Agile methodology which is popular all over the world will ensure clear distribution of tasks and communication.
Data protection is often neglected
In virtually managed projects data security is all too often neglected. If you use IT outsourcing with offshore providers, you should definitely keep the following points in mind.
The most important step is to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) at the conclusion of the contract. Let the NDA contractually guarantee the confidentiality of all your sensitive data with your outsourcing partner. In addition to the legal aspect, it will make it clear that the confidential handling of your data is important to you.
This is especially true for complex projects, when you allow access to your own server or team accounts in the cloud to external partners. Pay attention to rights management, which lets you set exactly what data is shared with whom. Setting up separate user accounts that can be deleted after the end of the collaboration is a must. For this reason, access data that is shared by multiple employees should never be shared.
Your employees will also share manual data with the external partners or employees. Before and during collaboration, create guidelines on what can be shared, how and in what medium.
Use encrypted connections, encrypted files and password-protected accounts for all shared data, no matter through what medium or service; the encryption function built in to Microsoft Office or ZIP compressor is an easy way to ensure high levels of data protection – even if other aspects are neglected. If the computer or files fall into the wrong hands, then this method will protect them from unauthorised access.
You should also make sure that you choose and specify exactly which external services should be used for data exchange. Not all popular online services are equally trusted, as you can see from the increasing amount of hacked and ultimately leaked user accounts. The passwords used for these services should be up to date with modern security standards.
Trust is good – control is better
If you keep all these points in mind, then you have already achieved a lot. As a manager or team lead you should not automatically trust that your employees or outsourcing partners will follow them.
The better you communicate the importance of data protection internally, and take decisive action, the higher the level of data security you will reach. An unclear email is worse than a team meeting in which you can talk through all the points and make your individual stance clear. And you can perhaps take over the managing of the accounts and access rights, or transfer them to a security office or administrator.
You can’t really do this with regards to the outsourcing partner, and therefore you will need to choose the right professional and reputable provider.
outsourcing4work can help you here. We are specialised in the procurement of reliable and excellently educated outsourcing professionals, and, as your contract partner, we will take over the responsibility of proper implementation. We will keep an eye on all activities with our own Scrum/Agile project managers, and will ensure that your project is realised exactly as you want it to be.