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3 Basic Questions About Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Nowadays, companies invest in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) because of the countless benefits it offers. Some of these benefits include reduced operational costs, faster turnaround time, and better screening of applicants. Learn more about RPO with us as we answer some of the common questions we receive about it.

What is Recruitment Process Outsourcing?

Recruitment Process Outsourcing enables a certain company or employer to outsource or transfer a part or the whole of its hiring methodology to an RPO provider – a recruitment firm or a headhunter. The scope of the outsourced work would always depend on the discussion and agreement between the two parties.

Types of RFO

RPO comes in three types: (1) Fully Outsourced Basis, (2) Hybrid Basis, and (3) Project Basis. For the first type, the employer outsources the entire recruitment process to the provider. As for hybrid basis, the employer has their in-house recruitment team, but they allow the RPO provider to manage certain parts of the recruitment process that they could no longer govern. Lastly, for the third type, as its name suggests, the employer outsources their recruitment processes for a specific timeframe only. Usually, the third type only caters to a specific recruitment need of the employer.

How Can I Choose the Right RPO Provider?

RPO providers or recruitment firms have different recruitment processes and strategies. Some headhunters specialize on the first few steps of the process such as searching for candidates, pre-screening and conducting interviews and exams. Meanwhile, other providers excel in fully outsourced RPO – from searching for applicants to on-boarding them. In this case, the first thing you have to determine is the scope of the recruitment process you are comfortable to outsource. Next factor to consider is your budget.

How much does it cost to avail RPO?

The cost of RPO depends on the predetermined rates of the RPO provider as well as the services that the client would avail. It’s better to directly inquire to the recruitment firm for precise pricing.

Will the Employer Have a Say on the Recruitment Process?

Here at Peoplehub, yes. In fact, before we start working for a specific client or employer, we ask about their specific recruitment preferences and requirements so we can tailor fit the recruitment methodology according to their timeline, values, and non-negotiable. At the same time, we also encourage them to give us feedback with how we work to give us more insight on how we can move forward with the process.


If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail. Thanks!

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5 Ways Recruitment Firms Help Applicants

Recruitment firms or headhunters are companies who serve as the middlemen between the employer and the job seekers. Companies hire them to outsource their recruitment needs to save time and resources.

Some applicants are hesitant to go through recruitment agencies when applying for a job because they thought the headhunter would get a cut from their salary or that the applicant would not be employed directly to the employer. But that is not the case since the recruitment firm’s ultimate goal is to find the most suitable applicants to the employer based on the latter’s requirements. Their job usually ends there. In fact, recruitment firms help job seekers in five ways:

  1. They can help you find the suitable employer.

It is the recruiter’s job to know how a company operates in a specific market. Hence, it’s easy for them to determine people who would fit, excel and progress in a certain industry and workplace. They can match you with an employer based on your work experience, preferred salary, schedule preferences, location and career path.

Also, a very clear advantage of working with recruitment firms is that your relationship with them doesn’t stop when you get hired or when you don’t. They can still offer you job opportunities later on.

  1. They can help you negotiate.

Since recruitment consultants are middlemen, they always want what’s best for both the employer and the applicants. Usually, they are given a certain range of the salary companies would offer. In case a certain candidate’s asking salary is beyond the range provided by the employer, the recruitment firm would try to negotiate the preferred salary of the applicant by stating what the positive things that the applicant can offer to the company.

  1. They respond to applicants fast.

One of the hardest parts when applying for a role is the waiting period. Some companies will tell you that you need to wait for at least two weeks to know whether you’ve made it to the next level or not. And let’s admit, sometimes, when it’s exactly two weeks later and we haven’t received a response yet, we get worried. You’d want to send a message to the HR and ask for an update. Thankfully, recruitment firms process applications faster than the usual. They’re also understanding enough to respond to queries of applicants any time of the day.

  1. They provide relevant feedback and advice.

Since recruitment firms do not take sides, they normally give honest feedback to applicants with regards to their interviews, exams and other pre-employment tests. Whether their feedback or advice is positive or quite negative, you can be assured that they are constructive and relevant to your growth as an individual and career person.

  1. They never run out of opportunities.

Since job openings are the bread and butter of recruitment firms, job seekers can easily come to their office or at least send their resumes online to be part of their pool of talents. The next thing you know is they’re already calling you for a job opportunity.


In case you’re also looking for a job, please don’t hesitate to apply on our job board. Thanks!