Team building can be improved with better RPO solutions.
It’s been known for many decades that the foundation of any good business begins with the quality and workmanship of its people. Yet, far too many companies do not have the resources and time to spend carefully selecting each critical member of the team. Essentially, businesses often use the reactive approach to recruitment, merely responding to changes in their market and trying to find the best “warm body” for the job. Typically, this is not a productive way to build well-rounded teams.
If your business has not been getting the desired results, perhaps taking a moment to learn how you can build your teams using RPO solutions is worth your time? RPO, or Recruitment Process Outsourcing, is a way you can maximize your current recruitment process, while benefiting from a team of recruitment professionals.
By outsourcing recruitment tasks, your company can build a team of skilled employees who closely fit your corporate culture and project needs.
How do RPO solutions support your business team building efforts?
There are several ways that an RPO solution can provide your business with a solid team of skilled employees. Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) handles the internal recruitment functions that are normally managed by an internal HR or operations management department. RPO solutions simply perform as the internal recruitment function, giving you an entire network of resources to efficiently manage sourcing, screening, interviewing, and assessment of all potential candidates. This can be beneficial in that your business can focus on other critical aspects of the business, while the RPO firm handles the recruitment aspects of team building.
What are the Key benefits of RPO solutions for team building?
Here are some ways that your business can benefit from the use of RPO solutions for team building. While these are not all inclusive, a quality RPO company can provide these and many other benefits to your business.
• Establishing an official process for recruiting, screening, and on-boarding all potential team members.
• Tracking the success of recruitment and retention programs to help increase business profitability.
• Forming a partnership to help you strategically recruit a skilled labor force your business needs to be innovative and a leader in your industry.
• Access to a wide network of recruitment and human capital resources and tools to help your teams perform to their best capacity.
How to use RPO solutions to build strong employee teams
When working with RPO solutions providers, it’s paramount to take full advantage of the services and support you will receive. Team building takes considerable time and effort to achieve, therefore you will want to work closely with your RPO firm to make sure there is a plan in place. Here are some ways to use RPO solutions to build above-average work teams.
Focus – Where do you want your team to be in the next 3 to 6 months? Developing a focus on your business goals is what can help support team building efforts with the best people. Work with your RPO provider to establish what this focus should be.
Clarify – What are the qualities, skills, and attributes that will make your team successful? Chances are you’ve already successfully learned what makes for a great hire for your company. Or you may need to update your assignment descriptions. Communicate this to your RPO provider so that this can be clarified in your recruitment program.
Plan – What do you dream about for your business? Any good plan starts with a vision of where you’d like the business to go and how it will evolve. An RPO solution provider can support this dream by helping you create a plan to address any staffing or skill shortages you may presently have. Work with your recruiters to develop a written plan and continue to forge ahead.
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Andrew Greenberg’s roots in recruiting date back to 1996. He has experience both on the agency-side and corporate-side of the staffing business, with a focus in the financial services space at companies like Bloomberg and UBS. He also has core experience with information technology staffing, and has worked for major software companies such as SAP Business Objects and IBM/Informix Software. To get in touch with Andrew, you can reach him by email or by phone at (800) 797-6160.