What is RPO and how does Embedded Recruitment differ?
Recruitment Process Outsourcing involves bringing onboard external talent acquisition specialists, either to act as your entire talent function or as a critical part of it. It’s an efficient way of adding additional experience and expertise when you need to scale quickly and don’t have the resources in-house.
However, most RPO solutions still operate outside of your business. With our embedded solution, you gain a team of recruitment experts who learn your culture and build more productive relationships with your team, enabling a more efficient hiring process to secure you the best talent.
Our founders, along with the core of our leadership team, have been in-house recruiters at ambitious tech businesses before.
They understand the pain points that talent acquisition teams face and have created a blueprint for scaling tech companies successfully.
If you’re looking to scale your team or overcome a unique hiring challenge, there’s never been a better time to onboard Talentful’s experts.
Scaling top enterprise tech companies
Hiring at volume requires a strategic approach built around relevant experience. You’ll be working with talent acquisition experts who have succeeded time and time again.
Scaled engineering team by 75% in a year
199 hires in 12 months
353 hires in 18 months
With you through every step of the recruitment lifecycle
EVP and candidate messaging
Interview standardisation and training
Technology evaluation and implementation
Diversity, equity and inclusion strategies
Pre-screening and assessments
Reporting and analytics
Talent mapping and market insights
Find out how we can help you scale your team
Hiring plans are not always predictable or consistent. Talentful can plug into your business quickly and seamlessly in a matter of weeks. We’ve hired hundreds of roles in a short space of time for many of our fastest-growing clients, adopting a data-driven approach to ensure our partnerships are strategic and deliver strong ROI. Find out more about how we hire at scale in our client case studies.
Building successful processes that last is essential to team growth in the long run. It’s wise to consider bringing in external expertise to ensure this is done correctly. While some consultancies may advise on process without delivering on your hiring goals, Talentful provides a unique blend of tactical recruitment delivery, strategic process building and long-term planning.
It’s a common misconception that internal teams and external support are at odds with each other. At Talentful, we find that working with internal teams often creates the best results, as it allows us to combine our external expertise and specialized knowledge with the internal and cultural understanding of your in-house team. Our unique embedded approach means that our consultants work incredibly closely with existing team members to maximize results.
Often, when hiring at scale or at pace, the quality of incoming candidates can drop. With pricing structures based around quick results, many recruitment partners are incentivised to hire the first candidate they engage, rather than the best candidate. By eliminating commission and focusing on quality long-term partnerships, we’re incentivised to deliver you the very best talent in the market.
Talentful partners save, on average, almost 50% versus a traditional agency model. This is because, rather than taking commission on individual roles, we focus on building strong partnerships that deliver ROI over time. Many of our partners even find that our model is more cost-effective over time than increasing the capacity of their in-house team.
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Embedded RPO FAQs
What is RPO (recruitment process outsourcing)?
Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is the practice of outsourcing all or part of the recruitment process to an external provider.
What are the benefits of recruitment process outsourcing?
An RPO is a long-term, strategic partner. You benefit from the external expertise of an experienced third party, with RPOs often able to advise on best practice and build effective processes.
What is an RPO recruiter?
An expert in their field, an RPO recruiter is both incredibly adept at hiring for the roles you need and knowledgeable in what the recruitment process should look like.
What are the differences between internal vs external recruitment?
Internal recruitment functions will always have a better understanding of your business, brand and culture. External recruiters bring additional expertise and are a more flexible option. Talentful’s embedded model combines the advantages of both.
How does RPO complement talent acquisition?
An RPO can either act as your entire talent function or be an additional resource for your existing function. When slotting in with your existing function, RPO recruiters may bring a level of expertise that you don’t have in-house and can also work with your internal team to build processes that will last in the future.
What is our recruitment process?
Talentful’s recruitment process is built to set you up for success. You’ll undergo an initial audit phase to understand where the opportunities are in the market, then you’ll benefit from our embedded model combining external expertise with a better understanding of the inner workings of your business and culture.
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