Top 5 Positive Side-Effects You Reap After Using an RPO Service
“Your success and happiness lie in you.” – Helen Keller, American Author
There are many benefits to having RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) services on your side. Many companies will tell you all the benefits that they bring to the table. However, not many elaborate on what happens after an RPO service partnership has been completed as per contract. The true value of an RPO agency lies in the long-term effects that it has on your business and the processes therein. In this article, we ask and answer a very simple question: What are the benefits that your business could reap after an RPO partnership?
RPOs help in the long term because they consider the business’s strategic workforce planning from the very beginning. The very nature of an RPO is to help the business increase its bottom line. They do so by sourcing candidates that are critical for the company’s growth, this includes present and future needs. Given the nature of an RPO service, hiring not only becomes more efficient but of better quality in terms of the outcome and the processes. Once the operations are aligned with future business needs, it becomes a driver for the organization going forward. In that, it sets the tone.
“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.“ – Richard Branson, British Business Magnate
#2: Top-Tier Talent Becomes the Norm
Due to the wide range of channels that an RPO service have access to, you would get access to a wide talent pool in return. They also prioritize giving the client the true value when sourcing candidates. This means that top-tier candidates become the norm in your organization long after the partnership comes to an end. Basically how this works is the RPO service providers set up the path to recruitment for the internal talent acquisitions teams. Once the partnership comes to a close, then all the talent acquisition team needs to do is keep pace with the established order of operations.
Equity and Diversity in the workplace is becoming a vital factor when measuring the quality business processes.
“To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big.“ – Aliko Dangote, Nigerian business magnate
#3: Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness is Integrated
An RPO service or agency rather, has the knowledge and the expertise to build a comprehensive diversity program for clients. They custom build these metrics and make sure that everything is lined up with the overarching business objectives. Additionally, RPO agencies don’t just specialize in sourcing and engaging diversity. They also hold the hiring managers accountable for tracking these candidates. Thanks to these services, you can rest assured that everyone in your organization or otherwise who is involved in the recruitment process, will be aligned with the best practices for a long time afterwards.
One of the biggest long-term benefits you reap from the after effects of RPO services is that, the processes they introduce to your operations become thoroughly integrated.
#4: Development Becomes Habitual
RPO service partners are constantly updating their internal recruitment metrics and training programs. They do this so that their recruiters will always be on top of their game with the latest technologies to industry-relevant trends. When you partner with such an entity, they bring these practices to your organization and refine your employee value proposition (EVP) as well.
By integrating satisfaction surveys into the regular processes of the business, it forces the talent team to evolve their strategy based on feedback. They say necessity is the mother of all invention, so there you have it.
#5: Improves Your Employer Branding Which Boosts Talent Acquisition Quality
In past articles, we have talked about employer branding improving as a result of getting an RPO service involved. The reason that this is so often the case, is that RPO providers include a robust brand strategy that aligns with your recruitment needs. These techniques are oriented toward attracting passive candidates.
Companies that actively invest in their employer brand can reduce turnover by as much as 28%, according to Glassdoor. A positive brand image as an employer means that you are a trusted brand, something that candidates can get behind and count on. One of the ways they do this is by ensuring that at every stage of the recruitment process, the candidate has a positive experience. This effectively becomes a part of your employer brand image in the long run.