Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Recruitment process outsourcing

We offer Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) services to enable organisations to pass the responsibility and accountability for their recruitment functions over to us. Our team of experienced recruiters and talent acquisition specialists will manage the entire recruitment process from start to finish, from sourcing and screening candidates to negotiating contracts and onboarding. We work closely with our clients to understand their business goals and hiring criteria, aiming to improve time-to-hire and reduce recruitment costs.

We strive to create and implement hyper-personalised Talent Acquisition and Recruitment processes and procedures based on our clients' specific needs. By partnering with us, organisations can:

  • Reduce costs.
  • Enhance the candidate experience.
  • Create their employer branding.
  • Ensure recruitment compliance.
  • Utilise the best-in-class technology, including Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

Additionally, our global reach allows us to assist in various recruitment scenarios. Some examples where an RPO service may be implemented include:

  • Large-scale recruitment campaigns.
  • Rapid hiring processes.
  • High-volume recruitment, project peaks or short-term positions.
  • Situations where the client's HR and Talent Acquisition teams are time-constrained or non-existent.

At Emerald Zebra, we have a dedicated team of professionals ready to work together for the success of our clients' businesses.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

What is recruitment process outsourcing?

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a strategic partnership where companies entrust some or all of their recruitment processes to an external service provider. This provider assumes responsibilities such as sourcing, screening, interviewing, and even onboarding, with the goal of optimising the hiring process.

What are the tasks of recruitment process outsourcing?

RPO providers handle a range of tasks to enhance the recruitment process:

1. Sourcing: Identifying potential candidates through various channels like job boards, social media, networks, referrals and databases.

2. Screening: Evaluating CV’s, conducting initial assessments, and shortlisting candidates.

3. Interviewing: Conducting initial interviews to assess candidate fit and skills.

4. Coordination: Scheduling interviews, coordinating feedback, and managing communication with candidates.

5. Onboarding: Assisting with the onboarding process, ensuring a seamless transition for hired candidates.

Why do companies use recruitment process outsourcing?

Companies choose RPO for several reasons:

1. Expertise: RPO providers bring specialised knowledge and experience, improving the quality of hires and reach to specific talent pools.

2. Cost-Efficiency: Outsourcing reduces overhead costs related to recruitment, like in-house recruiters, advertising and technology.

3. Time Savings: RPO streamlines processes and improves access to talent pools, leading to faster hiring and reduced time-to-fill.

4. Scalability: RPO allows companies to adjust their recruitment efforts based on demand.

5. Focus on Core Activities: By outsourcing recruiting tasks, companies can concentrate on their core business operations.

6. Access to Technology: RPO providers leverage advanced tools and technology for efficient hiring.


By entrusting recruitment tasks to external experts, businesses can benefit from enhanced efficiency, improved quality of hires, and the ability to focus on their core activities.

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