Getting to Know RPO: Debunking 3 Widely Believed Myths
Updated: Aug 25
Riddle me a business solution: You may have encountered it, but you may not have heard of it. You may already have an idea of how it works, but you don’t know what it’s called.
Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) has been around for 20 years, but because most businesses are not aware of it, false beliefs about RPO spread around that hinder companies who can benefit from its low-cost, flexible solutions.
Most people disregard RPO simply because they’ve heard of misconceptions and didn’t bother to find out if they’re real or not. But with the 45% of employers saying that they can’t find the skills they need, RPO is a promising talent shortage solution that you shouldn’t miss simply because of these myths:
Myth #1: It’s Expensive
Why It’s Not True: RPO reduces recruitment costs by 15-40% for small, medium, and large firms when considering RPO, most companies think about the upfront fees, but what they don’t realise is that RPO can save them money by making the recruitment process more efficient. Compared to head-hunters and staffing agencies who charge more as the engagement gets longer, RPO providers ensure faster sourcing and hiring time.
Myth #2: It’s Redundant for Your In-House Recruitment Team
Why It’s Not True: RPO is a strategic partner, not a substitute for your in-house recruitment team RPO complements your existing recruiters through helping them solve challenges such as lacking technical expertise for the role, high-volume hiring for a certain project, or offloading common tasks such as mere sourcing or screening of candidates. They also help your recruiters access a bigger talent market by managing additional job boards and channels.
Myth #3: It’s Too Complicated
Why It’s Not True: RPO solutions can be tailored to your specific business looking for full recruitment outsourcing? RPO can provide end-to-end recruitment support. Is your recruitment team having problems finding talent for hard-to-fill roles? Let RPO specialists help them with technical recruiting. Your RPO partner adjusts to you, not the other way around.
By dispelling these myths, RPO emerges as your company’s potential advantage to achieve your recruitment goals faster. If you find the right RPO provider, they can contribute to higher candidate satisfaction experience, better performance of your in-house recruitment team, and empower your business further by providing high quality talent.
EMAPTA Talent Solutions (ETS) provide outsourcing recruitment solutions to growing businesses in Australia, New Zealand, America, and the United Kingdom. We have helped over 270 companies in building world-class recruitment teams and hiring high-performing professionals. If you’d like to know how our solutions can help your firm, book a meeting with us.