Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is all about off-loading the many tedious, time consuming and non-value added tasks associated with the recruitment process. The net result has to be line management having more time for core profit related activities while enjoying easy access to a service provider that manages all these tasks for them. Though, this is good news for those in the recruitment industry, and especially for companies providing workforce management solutions, it is very important that employers know what they are really buying into. Few recruitment companies are able to provide a fully outsourced solution, and many will blithely interchange and overlap the terminology used to describe their services.
Ideally, the RPO provider should be working at a strategic level, drawing on practical knowledge and experience of workforce management within the client's business sector. This will help ensure that the right people, skills and abilities are in place when and where they are needed and that staffing fulfillment delays are kept to a minimum. It is not merely a case of reducing the cost of hiring. The RPO partner may also play a significant role in assisting a client with the utilization of its existing workforce and help clients to forward plan workforce resources, avoiding the familiar pattern of knee-jerk reactions after the event.
This calls for a very intimate professional relationship where absolute trust is of the essence, transcending the usual commercial protection conferred by corporate and personal non-disclosure agreements. The objective, from the client perspective, is to forge a relationship with a partner who understands the client's needs for finding, assessing, retaining and managing talented workforce members while providing maximum focus, visibility and control of spend.
A managed service program within the RPO partnership provides central co-ordination for the entire recruitment process. This often encompasses process re-engineering, process facilitation, advice to hiring managers on requirements, pay rates and ongoing benchmarking, together with supply chain management, campaign management and ad-hoc recruitment related query resolution. It also covers quality and service reviews.
This allows selection of the best-fit workforce management solution that allows buyers of staffing services and their suppliers to interact effectively with another throughout the entire recruitment process and beyond. The objective is to create a single channel connecting everyone involved in the management and acquisition of human capital - HR, finance and purchasing, contingent and permanent staffing services hiring managers, suppliers, contractors and candidates. This requires a skill full blend of technology and services to ensure the efficient and cost-effective acquisition of employees.
A good RPO partner will be able to streamline a client's workforce management activities from top to bottom – reducing costs, saving time, improving service to managers and candidates and allowing concentration on core business competencies. And this should be the case regardless of whether it is applied to a single location, on a national, multi-national or global basis. Adoption of an RPO service helps improve service, save time and money – realizing significant financial and operational returns beyond the transactional level.
Esika goes beyond today’s one-dimensional recruitment / staffing approaches to provide results-driven solutions. In today’s rapidly changing business environment, talent recruitment must go beyond the transactional staffing approaches. Recruitment process outsourcing is a unique approach that provides a cost effective, results-driven alternative to staffing services, recruiters and internal efforts. Our systems, processes and support functions all work harmoniously to reduce the complexity in the entire recruitment cycle and deliver a single-point-of-contact, easy to use service.
Esika identifies the most effective recruiting strategy to attract the best candidates and presents them in a complete and timely manner. This strategy combines proven recruitment processes with the ever expanding internet and technology offerings to achieve clear results.