What is Recruitment Process Outsourcing?

Recruitment Process Outsourcing – sometimes shortened to RPO – falls under the umbrella of Business Process Outsourcing. It is where an external provider takes responsibility for all or part of a company’s recruitment processes.

The company’s staff, technology, methodologies and reporting are all aspects that can be provided by, or assumed by, the RPO provider.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing is significantly different from the role of a traditional staffing company in that the RPO provider assumes ownership of the design and management of the recruitment process, and responsibility for results.