HRreview: Mission Impossible – the Recruiting Challenge

Pinstripe Executive Vice President, Angela Hills, recently contributed an article to HRreview, a global news and informational resource for HR and talent acquisition professionals. The editorial, Mission Impossible – the Recruiting Challenge, explores why hiring niche, high-level and technical professionals often feels like “mission impossible” for many organizations. Angela also shared insight into why Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), one of the fastest-growing HR outsourcing services across the globe, may be the “secret weapon for hiring precision and efficiency” companies need to achieve a sustained competitive edge.

Excerpt from the article:

Hiring often feels like Mission Impossible for companies, especially when it comes to finding experienced professionals. You have a vision of the person you need, but getting the right person with the right experience who embraces your mission and culture can feel as complicated and stressful as plotting a covert operation – without the cool spy gear or intelligence support team. While unemployment remains high, filling niche high-level or technical positions remains exceedingly difficult. Enter your secret weapon for hiring precision and efficiency: Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), one of the fastest-growing HR outsourcing services.

Mind-erase the traditional connotations you have of outsourcing. Engaging an RPO firm doesn’t mean that highly sensitive people decisions will get shipped overseas or become an automated function. Rather, it enables a company to employ a team of experienced professionals with knowledge of the latest recruiting technologies and strategies who operate behind-the-scenes as part of your brand, enabling your team to continue focusing on the business.

Hiring is an increasingly expensive and time-intensive proposition, with an average cost-per-hire of more than $2,400 and an average of 34 days to fill a job vacancy, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). For rapidly growing organizations with ongoing hiring needs, RPOs can offer a number of advantages from both a financial and resource standpoint.

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