Advantages of RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing)

RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) is the process in which an employer gives an external provider, such as a recruitment agency, the responsibility for their recruitment processes. RPO is becoming a lot more popular, particularly with larger businesses, because there are a wide range of benefits; we’ve listed the top advantages below.

Reduce costs

One of the biggest advantages of RPO is the reduction of costs. RPO is a cost-effective solution to the recruitment process. It may sound cliché, but time really is money. The longer it takes to fill a position, the more your productivity will be affected; lower productivity may result in lower profits. Recruitment agencies specialise in finding the perfect candidate for the role, as fast as possible, ensuring that your productivity is not affected for longer than needed. In addition to this, conducting the recruitment process yourself will also take your time away from other work which could have a significant impact on your business; RPO ensures that you can still focus on important aspects of your business whilst waiting to fill the position.

Scalable recruitment

Another advantage of RPO is that it allows the recruitment capacity to be scalable. For example, if you’re quite a seasonal business, you may need to scale up recruitment at a particular time of the year, such as Christmas, and then you may need to scale back down at quieter times of the year. Alternatively, you may have one particular department that is growing, with others scaling down or staying the same. Similarly, if your business is rapidly growing, recruitment agencies can help with a large recruitment capacity.

Quality employees

Great quality employees are essential to any business. However, when recruitment is needed urgently, key aspects for great employees are often overlooked. A good CV with the relevant qualifications is fantastic, but a great quality employee should have the personality that will match the role in the business. Staff at recruitment agencies have the skills to be able to find a perfect candidate that will have both the qualifications and the personality for the role. As a result of good quality employees, your staff turnover will also be lower as you should not have any unmotivated or unqualified staff.


To find out more information about RPO, or to enquire about outsourcing the recruitment process for your business, get in touch with the team at ACS Recruitment. For recruitment in Northampton, give us a call on 01604 704058, or for Kettering, call us on 01536 532820. Alternatively, fill out our quick contact form and a member of the team will get in touch.