Recruitment process outsourcing: despite its potential, HR executives continue to resist the outsourcing culture
| Phil Fersht, Stan Lepeak
In years gone by, most companies would never have dared move the management of recruiting processes over to a third party provider. However, will this ethos change in today’s uncertain environment?
The squeeze of an uncertain post-recession economy, combined with fresh thinking from company leaders to explore business support models that can bring expertise and flexibility, is elevating services such as Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) up the corporate agenda for many organizations. RPO providers are gearing up for a renewed assault on their clients and prospects to convince them to hand over a greater piece of their recruiting function to manage. But are organizations now ready to let go of their recruiting processes and what are the drivers and inhibitors behind their doing so? The latest HfS Research study of 238 HR executives (of which 34 percent were senior VPs or VPs of HR), conducted in conjunction with Human Resources Executive Online in May 2010, explores these issues in-depth.
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