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Is now the time to consider RPO?

|September 9th, 2020|

If you have discounted RPO in the past, you might want to take a second look. The economy may be shaky, but it is wise to prepare now for future needs.

Going internal? Consider all costs

|November 18th, 2015|

I have had a number of requests for information from companies considering running their contingent workforce programs internally — what functions should be retained and how to go about calculating the associated full life-cycle costs. What are the potential risks and what are the potential rewards?

Over the years, I have seen a number of organizations […]

Benchmarks: RPO pricing models

|September 1st, 2021|

Recruitment process outsourcing providers employ a variety of pricing models for their services, according to the “RPO Global Landscape Summary 2021” report from SIA. The most common was a combination of cost per hire and fixed monthly fee.
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Benchmarks: RPO services blending

|December 11th, 2019|

The 2018 global RPO market was $5.4 billion in 2018, approximately 22% of which was from blended MSP/RPO contracts.

Open for business: Key employment law issues to consider

|May 6th, 2020|

As employers plan to resume operations, it is important to be mindful of the ways Covid-19 will continue to impact the workplace. A Fox Rothschild blogpost discusses several key employment law issues that employers should be aware of as they move forward with reopening.

Firms shifting RPO and MSP operations

|February 8th, 2017|

Organizational changes are hitting some RPO and MSP providers.

The six-second time-to-fill

|August 25th, 2021|

Once a pie-in-the-sky concept, landing a worker in mere seconds is all but a reality. How it’s possible and how your program can benefit.
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Court: Travel time not compensable

|January 3rd, 2019|

The time temp workers spent being bused from a hotel and across a picket line to an assignment is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month.

Benchmarks: RPO market share by occupational skill

|August 24th, 2022|

What are the largest occupational skill categories served by the recruitment process outsourcing market?
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It’s Not a Matter of Time

|December 1st, 2009|

A persistent hot topic regarding contingent labor is that of term limits. The phrase “term limit” typically refers to a policy pursuant to which contingent workers are engaged for a finite period of time, and must leave at the end of that time. While term limits are pervasive, confusion persists about what value term limits […]

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Benchmarks: Professional skills dominate RPO services

|January 20th, 2021|

Recruitment process outsourcing is used most heavily for professional roles; however, providers meet needs ranging from apprenticeships to executive search.

Contract watch: Avaya signs RPO deal

|June 10th, 2015|

Telecommunications firm Avaya brought in Futurestep, a Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) company, to provide a recruitment process outsourcing program for operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as Asia Pacific.

The program aims to fill approximately 500 internal and external roles this year. The vacancies will focus on technology account management, sales and […]

Sourcing model framework: Is it time to review?

|August 26th, 2020|

As your program and the marketplace evolve, you should revisit your framework to ensure it still aligns well and closely supports your program’s goals and objectives. Here are some considerations.

Global RPO market falls 7% in 2020 but rebound on tap

|August 25th, 2021|

The global recruitment process outsourcing market declined in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the market will surpass pre-pandemic levels this year, according to a new report from SIA.
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When contingents get offboarded at the wrong time

|October 12th, 2022|

Whose responsibility is it to ensure steps don’t get missed in the onboarding or contract extension processes around contingent workers? The results when a key step is missed can endanger projects. Senior Editor Sharon Thomas discusses one such scenario in the Staffing Stream.
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Benchmarks: Time-to-fill for professional and commercial roles

|April 13th, 2022|

Time-to-fill is a ratio closely watched by contingent workforce managers, and it varies by type of business, according to research from SIA. Here are rates typically seen from professional versus commercial staffing providers.
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Time travel: View the workplace and employers of the future

|August 19th, 2020|

With massive change already thrust upon the industry by the pandemic, SIA's Peter Reagan plans a CWS 3.0 series in which he will discuss trends he expects to take shape. He discusses his plans in The Staffing Stream.

Why the RPO model is one answer to the post-Covid era

|November 11th, 2020|

Recruitment process outsourcing is a viable remote workforce solution. What it is, what it helps program owners do and how its use breaks down among programs.

Business-critical temps? Time for a contingency plan

|July 10th, 2019|

If your hiring managers deem certain contingents to be business-critical, you need to have a contingency plan in place in case you lose them. How to make that assessment.

On the Clock: Time to start tracking workers’ hours

|June 19th, 2019|

A prominent feature in factories for more than a century, the time clock and its modern replacements have had little use for many employers. But a recent European court ruling may mean their return as businesses must track all workers’ hours — even for a post-Brexit UK.