Ask the Right Questions Before Hiring an RPO Provider

Ask the Right Questions Before Hiring an RPO Provider

Hiring new people internally can often be exhausting, costly, and time-consuming. Finding the right candidates can be challenging, and securing them is even more difficult.

Outsourcing the recruitment function can help you identify and secure one of your organization’s most important assets: its people. Employers can outsource a selection of jobs or department hires, or even the entire process. Working with a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider can save your organization time, money, and headaches.

But before you move forward with any RPO provider, be sure to ask these seven key questions.

  1. Will an RPO enhance my business performance?

As recruitment process outsourcing can reduce your hiring costs by 50%, many companies turn to RPO for the financial benefits. You can also establish other performance metrics with your RPO partner for attracting the best talent for your business, keeping your employer brand consistent, increasing employee engagement, and leveraging internal mobility.

  1. Who will manage the performance and financial metrics of the contract?

An RPO is a form of business process outsourcing where a company transfers all or part of its recruitment processes to a service provider. In turn, the RPO becomes an extension of your internal teams and can take on as much or as little as you want.

  1. What is my time to fill?

Considering how much time you have to fill an open spot, using an RPO can help you get through the hiring process faster. Make sure to check the experience and industry that the RPO’s recruiters come from.

  1. What is the volume of hires I am looking for?

Whether you are ramping up for a large project or are experiencing growth, an RPO’s ease of scalability up and down can help you throughout your company’s lifecycle needs.

  1. How can you understand and control costs?

It is important to understand the cost structure and its components including services, products, and management fees. Ask your RPO provider to quantify cost per hire and if there is shared risk in the deal to ensure your company is protected during hiring peaks and troughs.

With answers to these questions, you can gauge whether your organization will benefit from using an RPO or if you need a different recruitment solution. Learn about the Gava RPO Advantage or our Direct/Interim Hire and Global Search solutions.