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Recruitment Process Outsourcing [RPO] is a Real Option for Small Businesses

Feb 2, 2015   //   by Instigate   //   Articles, Blog, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Recruitment Process Outsourcing [RPO] is a Real Option for Small Businesses

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is not new. Large companies have been outsourcing segments of their recruiting process for years.

Over the last decade, Small and medium-sized businesses haven’t had many options – having neither the scale and buying power of large firms, nor the staffing volumes to make a business case for an in-house recruitment function. Small and medium-sized businesses often rely on limited candidate sourcing resources; then they are still left with the time and cost burden of a majority of the recruitment functions such a candidate screening, interviewing, on-boarding; which often falls on the hiring managers who are also responsible for managing the business.

By transforming processes, utilizing best practices, and replacing a fixed cost base with a variable charging structure, RPO can significantly reduce the cost and time dedicated towards recruitment. The time has arrived – RPO for Small and medium-sized businesses is now a real option with many providers offering the ability to select only those recruitment processes that will help you better manage the recruiting process.

2015 is an excellent time to look at RPO providers who focus on providing solutions to small and mid-sized companies. These providers have affordable solutions that can take on the burden of operational recruitment activities, allowing businesses to focus on core value-creating and strategic activities.

Recruit with Facts, Not Fiction

May 14, 2013   //   by Instigate   //   Blog, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Recruit with Facts, Not Fiction

72.8% of all new hires come from maximizing 4 candidate sources.

According to the CareerXroads Source of External Hires Survey, a majority of new hires can be traced back to one of four leading candidate sources.  What sources are not in the 72.8%?

Source of Hire – Under 5%               2012                2011                2010

Walk-ins                                            0.3%                0.8%                0.7%

Career Fairs                                       1.2%                1.9%                1.8%

Temp/Contract-to-Hire                         1.5%                2.1%                2.4%

Print                                                  2.3%                2.2%                2.0%

Social Media                                      2.9%                3.5%                NA

3rd Party                                           3.1%                2.8%                2.3%

Rehires                                              3.3%                4.3%                2.8%

Relying on one or a combination of the above sources for recruiting talent means you are likely missing out on building larger and deeper candidate pools to meet your talent needs.  You must work directly to maximize all recruiting resources, including those that produced 72.8% of all new hires.

Recently a new client had tried everything from staffing agencies to 3rd party recruiters to print ads – it was not working!  New approach deployed, qualified candidates screened and 3 offers acceptance all within 20 days.  Higher quality talent and a recruiting cost reduction of 68% over temp-to-hire costs!

What’s the risk in taking a few minutes to learn more on how our strategies are working for others?  At the very least, we will share with you what sources made up 72.8% of hires in 2012.

 

Break Free From The 1.5%!

May 6, 2013   //   by Instigate   //   Blog, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Break Free From The 1.5%!

According to the American Staffing Association; up to 90% or more U.S. businesses use staffing agencies. So, we are making an educated guess that you are or have used agencies. 80% believe this is a good way to find people who can become contributing permanent employees.

CareerXroads Source of External Hires Survey released in February 2013 might surprise you:

Temp/Contract-to-Hire:

1.5% in 2012
2.1% in 2011
2.4% in 2010

Wow 1.5%! 2011 and 2010 are not great either!

For the 80% that believe it is a good way to find permanent employees the numbers tell a different story. Pressing 3rd party agencies to do more or adding/replacing agencies will likely not change results – it simply is not in a staffing agency’s DNA.

We provide Selective Recruitment Outsourcing Services – a non-traditional staffing and recruiting delivery model. Our value proposition:

• Recruit Talent – Maximize those recruiting resources that produced more than 2 of every 3 new hires.

• Increase Recruiting ROI –Achieve savings of 40% to 70% over staffing agency fees.

Recently a new client had tried everything with staffing agencies – it wasn’t working! New approach deployed, qualified candidates screened and 3 offers acceptance all within 20 days. Higher quality talent and a total cost 68% lower than temporary-to-hire fees.

Southwest Human Resource Association – September 22, 2011

Aug 19, 2011   //   by Instigate   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Southwest Human Resource Association – September 22, 2011

Southwest Human Resource Association

 

2011 Fall Conference

 

Half Day Seminar Featuring:

 
Christi Schreyer’s

 
Talent Acquisition in Turbulent Times

 

Download the 2011 Fall Conference Brochure

Key Service Values

  • Reduce Hiring Cost
  • Improve Candidate Quality
  • Shorten Time-to-Hire
  • Drive Employer Branding
  • Free Up Internal Staff
  • Lower Agency Usage