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RPO VS. STAFFING AGENCY AT A GLANCE

Rpo different than staffing

Five Minutes on how an RPO Provider is Different than a Staffing Agency

RPO providers manage clients’ entire recruitment cycle, operating as a seamless partner. The focus is on building a strategic recruitment program that attracts, recruits and retains high-quality, full-time, permanent employees. Staffing agencies, which operate on a reactive recruitment model, work on a requisition-to-requisition basis. Also, they are often hiring temporary or temp-to-perm employees. RPO providers assume the responsibility of recruitment results during the partnership, which are held to service level agreement (SLA) and key performance indicator (KPI) standards.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING RPO OVER STAFFING AGENCIES?

Candidate Quality

Companies using RPO form a deep partnership with their dedicated recruitment team. The transparency created through consistent communication allows RPO professionals to embed themselves into their client’s culture and truly understand the core competencies of the requisition profiles. Regular feedback further develops a proactive recruitment process, allowing recruitment professionals to engage both active and passive candidates, therefore providing the highest quality talent and improving time-to-fill.

Proactive Recruitment

RPO providers offer comprehensive talent acquisition solutions that boost recruitment strategies. As experts in the space, RPOs offer employment branding, workforce planning, human resources technology implementation, market research and data analysis and more. Coupling these services with the recruitment solution will move your talent acquisition processes from a just-in-time model to a strategic approach. Advanced reporting and metrics offer solid data to back up the success of the recruiting function and identify opportunities to advance the overall talent acquisition strategy.

Cost

Companies using the RPO model have the flexibility to scale their selected services to satisfy their talent acquisition needs. By utilizing one partner for your entire recruitment strategy, you will benefit from a consistent talent acquisition program. RPO clients can utilize their recruitment spend in a way that will eliminate the need for high agency fees due to unnecessary operational costs. Strong, long-term partnerships will increase quality of candidates, which also reduces costs associated with poor hiring decisions and turnover.

Candidate Experience

Since RPO providers assume their clients’ branding and become embedded in the company culture, recruitment professionals deliver a positive candidate experience that is integrated into sourcing, recruiting and interviewing. RPO professionals manage the entire recruitment cycle, ensuring candidate flow is handled in a timely and respectful manner. Even declined candidates are returned to the talent community for future consideration and to encourage candidate referrals.

RPOs’ average fill rate was

14%

higher than that of contract agencies.

SOURCE: Bullhorn 2014 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report
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