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Resource Solutions Releases 2012 Annual RPO Insights Report

Resource Solutions Releases 2012 Annual RPO Insights Report

Cost containment in recruitment process key focus for 2012

Continued pressures on recruitment and HR budgets will result in increased demand from companies for innovative ways to maximise the value of their recruitment spend.

In its second Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Insights Report, Resource Solutions, a leading provider of RPO, identified a number of key trends around cost containment, the rise in global deals and social media. The report also reveals an increased demand for relevant, real-time and accurate management information (MI) as companies look to maintain control and visibility, at the same time as maximising value from their recruitment spend.

Resource Solutions, part of the Robert Walters Group, predicts that 2012 will see:

Continued focus on cost containment and a cautious approach to recruitment, led by the economic conditions. Resource Solutions worked proactively with clients in 2011 to deliver innovative and tailor-made cost containment measures in response to demand. These included using daily rather than hourly rates for contractors, enforcing temporary staff holiday, auditing data on third party contractors and analysing and streamlining the preferred supplier list of vendors.

Increasing demand for global RPO, driven by increased efficiencies and enhanced visibility of spend and performance, improved ability to reach the best talent across all markets and reduction in time to hire.

Changes in technology and the use of social media in recruitment in particular, closer integration of social networking campaigns so that candidates have a seamless journey from the company’s careers site to its corporate LinkedIn page, Facebook page, Twitter feed and blog.

Oliver Harris, CEO at Resource Solutions, said: “We know that the economic conditions are challenging, and our report highlights the increased appetite from our clients for innovative and targeted cost containment measures that don’t sacrifice quality and for detailed and real time metrics to ensure managers are able to accurately monitor spending on –for example – recruitment and the contingent workforce.”

Oliver Harris added. “With 150 million professionals using LinkedIn and Facebook’s users predicted to reach the one billion mark this year, companies are also keen to utilise social networking channels and to explore how these can improve access to talented candidates. Our clients engaged our marketing experts to help them devise the right approach one that was both targeted and measurable.”

Resource Solutions’ RPO Insights report includes trends identified by the company’s RPO account directors working in over 47 locations around the world. For more information or to receive a copy of the report, contact


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