R.P.O means many things to different businesses; Business Process Outsourcing, Managing Agent, Recruitment Management, Vendor Management and more. However, they all have one purpose, to relieve the pressures associated with external recruitment suppliers.
An efficient recruitment strategy is just one of many facets necessary to form a profitable business and although getting it correct is hugely important, recruitment is often just a small part of a managers day to day responsibilities. To relieve some of the pressures associated with this, robust relationships with agencies are needed. They can be a massive asset in high-pressure environments that need specialist skills or a certain level of employee availability to achieve productivity.
However, there is usually limited experience, time and resources available for your managers to maintain and improve these relationships effectively and their time will be better spent handling other activities.
As a recruiting manager or director, you will be well aware of the challenges you encounter when using multiple agencies.
Some features of the Vendor Management service
Have a dedicated, specialist recruitment “arm” for your HR Function – specialists in each of your departmental areas
Utilise a constantly evolving alliance of specialist & generalist recruitment companies from all discipline/industry sectors
Drive performance within your existing supply base and further improve relationships
Ensure all external recruitment complies with current / future legislation
Minimise the amount of time that your employees need to invest in managing recruitment
Improve and maintain your organisation’s reputation in the market
Make your recruitment process consistent, measurable and cost-effective
Give your organisation access to as many candidates as possible without the pressures associated with a wide search
Rationalise your point of contact with the recruitment market
One set of terms & one invoice procedure
The process will be documented and kept for the required period of time
The recruitment process will be consistent across all areas of the business, saving management time
One point of contact for all recruitment – your account manager will handle all agency correspondence, terms of business, negotiations & claims
Your account manager will arrange/manage interview timetables
The number of candidates involved in the process is reduced to a select few who are suitable
Corporate Image / Reputation on the job market
All external advertising will be in line with your company image
Your vacancy opportunities will be promoted in the correct manner
All candidates will have a positive experience of your company
The standard of candidate sent forward for interview will be improved
All candidates will receive structured feedback
Those who are unsuccessful will be handled in a professional manner
A design team will be responsible for developing advertising campaigns
Your consultants will be responsible for writing the adverts and getting confirmation from the recruiting line manager
The correct route to market will be used depending on the nature of the vacancies
We can launch internal advertising campaigns and interview the entire response if needed
We will measure all applicants against a skills matrix
We will arrange interviews with the relevant line managers
We can conduct exit interviews and provide feedback to the line managers
Numerical and verbal reasoning testing
Thomas International Profiling
Design and manage assessment days
Our Vendor Management services will integrate with your existing business processes such as finance, human resources, and purchasing. They will free up significant time for each of these functions and each of your hiring managers during a recruitment process.