Is Recruitment Outsourcing for Small and Mid-sized Businesses a real option?

Sep 15, 2012   //   by Instigate   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Is Recruitment Outsourcing for Small and Mid-sized Businesses a real option?

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is not new. Large companies have been outsourcing segments of their recruiting process for years. Over the last decade, smaller 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 an in-house recruitment function.

Small and medium-sized businesses [SMBs] often rely on the most expensive and often least effective candidate sourcing options – staffing agencies and recruiters. They are still left with the time and cost burden of a majority of the recruitment functions such a screening resumes, interviewing, on-boarding; which often falls on the hiring managers who are also responsible for managing the business.

Even for SMBs, the recruitment process has many tasks or transactional based activities that can be completed outside the organization, increasing efficiencies through economies of scale. Over the last several years the RPO market has continued to evolve and now provides viable options for SMBs.

Now is an excellent time to look at RPO providers focused on providing solutions to small and mid-sized companies. These providers likely have affordable solutions that can take on the burden of operational recruitment activities, allowing businesses to focus on core value-creating and strategic activities. By transforming processes, utilizing best practices, and replacing a fixed cost base with a variable charging structure, RPO can significantly reduce the cost of recruitment. The time has arrived – RPO for SMBs is now a real option.

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