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What The Heck Is RPO?

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). It’s a mouthful for sure, but it simply means delegating your hiring process to an external agency/recruiter, like Life by Design Staffing Solutions – Hiring Made Easy.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a type of business process outsourcing where an organization outsources some or all of its recruitment activities to a third-party service provider. RPO providers are typically specialized recruitment firms that offer end-to-end recruitment services, from sourcing and screening candidates to onboarding new hires.

The benefits of RPO are numerous. By outsourcing recruitment activities, companies can: 

  • Reduce their recruitment costs. 
  • Improve the efficiency of their hiring process. 
  • Attract and screen high-quality candidates. 
  • Fill their open positions faster and with more qualified candidates.

RPO can also help companies to manage fluctuations in their hiring needs

During times of high demand, such as during a growth phase or after a merger or acquisition, RPO providers can help to scale up recruitment activities quickly and efficiently. 

Conversely, during periods of low demand, RPO providers can scale down recruitment activities to help companies reduce their recruitment costs.

At Life By Design we act as a virtual HR department for your company. We can deliver the necessary staff, technology, and methodology to fulfill a client’s recruitment requirements.

Outsourcing the hiring process can happen in a variety of ways that suit your company’s needs. For example:

  • We manage the entire hiring lifecycle – from the provision of workforce planning to sourcing, selection, assessment, offer management, and onboarding.
  • We provide the individual RPO components you need most – from talent sourcing and recruitment administration to screening support and technology.
  • We assist with a rapid response to your talent shortages. We have the ability to quickly hire a multitude of qualified candidates in a short period of time. 

RPO will save you time, money and of course, stress. It will reduce the time needed to hire, since we will focus on that part on your behalf. You can be as involved in the process as you wish. 


At Life by Design Staffing Solutions – Hiring Made Easy, we know that hiring and recruiting is an incredibly important part of growing your business. Let us help you build a strong talent pipeline and stay competitive in the talent market.

We bring your people on board, you take it from there.


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