Although every organisation is different, for those that are in a position to consider partnering with an RPO, in order to achieve their recruitment goals, the benefits (for me at least ) have long been clear. This article link below neatly summarises some of those main advantages that business stand to gain by doing so.
Both the breadth of service and the general level of "sophistication of offerings" that leading RPO's (like our own!) can provide, have increased greatly over the past few decades.
From supporting with overflow, transactional support around candidate management in their nascent years, market leaders such as Peoplescout have evolved to become true business partners to clients, helping to collaboratively design the organisations recruitment strategy, whilst implementing it with a huge suite of solutions ranging from careers site builds and proprietary ATS's, to EVP / brand management, communications and talent attraction campaigns through to assessment programmes, to name a few.
One of the main advantages of using an RPO was (and still is) that an organisation didn't need to commit to a large, fixed cost, in-house recruitment team all year round. This meant that as recruitment volumes ebb and flow for an employer, they were not saddled with an expensive team of recruiters who spent varying portions of their year without a great deal of live recruitment to manage (but still needing paying).
Now, post COVID, this benefit has never been more apparent. With recruitment volumes falling off a cliff for many organisations, HR and TA leaders who already work with RPO's will have realised the merit in their earlier decisions and those that haven't yet adopted the partnership approach will be wondering why they didn't do it sooner.
The general consensus is that COVID-19 will only serve to further highlight the advantages of outsourcing to company leaders and in doing so, accelerate the trend towards working with RPO's.
Feel free to reach out if you'd like to discuss with me, what Peoplescout can do to help your business become more agile in the "new normal" of uncertainty.
During this pandemic, it's an excellent time to begin partnering with an RPO for your hiring functions to weather these troubling times.