Your RPO questions, answered
What is tech Recruitment Process Outsourcing?
Tech Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is where all, or part, of your tech recruitment activities are outsourced to an external provider. This sees them act as an extension of your internal recruitment team for all or some of your tech jobs, usually based on-site with you and working under your brand.
A tech RPO could cover anything from tech workforce planning and market forecasting to talent attraction, screening, assessment and selection. A good tech RPO provider looks after your recruitment end to end – coordinating interviews, carrying out compliance and background checks, managing offers and onboarding new starters.
How does tech RPO work and why is it so important?
Tech RPO sees a combination of dedicated experts, technology, best practice processes and analytics embedded as an extension of your organisation. They’ll align with your hiring managers, and work with you to forecast the future demand for tech talent, optimising sourcing, assessment and onboarding.
Leveraging automated and optimised tools and processes, alongside deep expertise, market insight and actionable analytics, they’ll ensure you and your business are always able to access the tech skills you need – which is vital for success in this fast-growing industry.
RPO may also offer offshoring options to help you reduce your tech recruitment costs, providing complete flexibility to better meet peaks and troughs in demand without additional headcount. Reduced time to hire, improved retention and a higher quality of hire will equal better ROI.
What are the benefits of outsourcing your tech recruitment?
Outsourcing your tech recruitment offers lots of benefits, including scalability, flexibility and cost savings. Crucially, it gives you improved access to the tech skills you need and ensures compliance at every stage.
The great thing about a RPO that focuses on the tech industry is that it gives you access to recruitment experts who both understand the nuances of tech roles and who have access to communities of highly skilled and ready talent. We’ll support you with attraction campaigns targeted to niche tech talent.
Our experts know the language of tech, and they understand what drives candidates, how to find them and how to offer them an optimised experience.
Plus, they can also take responsibility for implementing technical interview and testing processes, ensuring only the most skilled professionals are selected to work for you. It will be an optimised candidate experience, with EVP and branding advice, plus access to market intelligence and enhanced tech solutions.
How can I use a Hays RPO to ensure our hiring remains inclusive?
Our RPO solutions are backed by Hays processes and technology, ensuring hiring processes are efficient, engaging and free from unconscious bias. Building a diverse and inclusive workforce is a core component of any talent acquisition strategy and candidates demand to see this commitment too.
Having a process and an environment built with inclusivity in mind is paramount to both attracting and hiring digital talent. Within tech, diverse hiring can be a challenge, so we ensure that inclusivity is built into our entire hiring process.
This includes an M.I. reporting tool so you can accurately monitor the diversity of applications to any given role
What’s different about tech recruitment process outsourcing compared to standard recruitment?
Whereas recruitment and staffing agencies focus on sourcing candidates, RPO providers design and deliver across the full talent acquisition process.
If you are just recruiting one or a handful of roles, then check out our specialist recruitment, if more, RPO could be the answer. From workforce planning right through to onboarding and retention, an RPO expert will work as a direct extension to your existing in-house recruitment team.
Your consultant will recommend, implement and run the latest in talent acquisition technology and methodology. They’ll support you in optimising a range of recruitment processes – taking in requirements from hiring managers, helping your business make informed decisions on assessing candidates and ensuring everything is ready for your new hires on day one.