What is the meaning of innovation in RPO and how can the market become more innovative? New research from Capita seeks to find out what innovation means to resourcing leaders. The research provides an in depth insight on how RPO models can be better configured to realise the benefits from innovation.
Research participants included HR directors and resourcing leaders from large enterprises, with the likes of Arup, BSkyB, The Cooperative Banking Group, Lockheed Martin, TalkTalk, Thales and Virgin Money, among others.
Most of the respondents felt that the sector needed to improve on how it engages with candidates and hiring managers, and improve its capabilities around candidate sourcing. There was a strong sense of a need for research-led RPO, which could help improve conversations with active and passive candidates as well as boost the development of talent pipelines and pools.
Some respondents reflected challenges back on themselves; for instance, respondents linked several shortfalls to their organisations’ tendency to contract on cost alone, a failure to challenge how resourcing was perceived as a business discipline within their own organisation, and a lack of both focus and investment in workforce planning and talent management.
The Innovation in RPO white paper proves to be an interesting and upfront read. Its frank and honest view of the state of RPO comes with recommendations for driving positive change.