Movieclips Monday: How to reach '11' with your RPO program

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Posted by Matt Rivera

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October 10, 2011

One of the most important parts of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is scalability. An effective implementation of RPO should allow you to turn up the volume on your recruiting when you need it.

Similarly, like a good amplifier or receiver, you should be able to dial in certain elements. A point-of-service RPO program can allow you to outsource certain parts of the sourcing and recruiting process to increase throughput, quality, or both.

Before you get too sick of my puns, I should also mention that like a band, an RPO program has to hang together and work effectively to provide the right output, or sound. Too much bass and it just thumps along and sounds muddy. Or, if all you have is screaming guitar licks without substance, listeners will get bored.

An RPO program can work in concert with your recruiting resources, like an opening act or background singers. Or, it can provide the entire performance, allowing you to sit back and enjoy.

But back to scalability. It seems that for the foreseeable future, companies will have a combination of slow, steady growth and large bumps in hiring as projects come up or are green-lighted.

Depending on the need, an RPO program can help in both areas.

In case you haven't already figured it out, today's Movieclips Monday comes from "This is Spinal Tap." It should get you thinking about whether or not you can push your recruiting to 11 when you need to.


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