Who Benefits Most from Offshore Recruitment Process Outsourcing?
April 30, 2024

Faster time-to-hire, less time wasted on admin tasks, more hires-per-person, and better talent in general it's true an RPO strategy can help H.R., Talent Acquisition, and Recruiters, but it can help every department that has to hire as well.

The benefits are obvious, but providing proof of concept and getting support from those concerned can lengthen implementation even further. Understanding who benefits most from an RPO strategy can speed up the implementation process, helping companies see an ROI as soon as possible.

Who signs off on Recruitment Process Outsourcing Strategies?

In a business looking for an RPO strategy, the decision-makers involved can vary depending on the organization's structure. Typically, human resources executives, talent acquisition leaders, and senior leadership play a significant role in making the decision.

These decision-makers are responsible for assessing the company's recruitment needs, determining the ROI potential of outsourcing recruitment services, and evaluating the potential RPO providers to ensure a successful implementation of the strategy aligning with the organization's goals and objectives.

In addition to human resources executives and talent acquisition managers, several other departments can benefit from an RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) strategy, making their input crucial in the decision-making process.

RPO & Sales

The sales department relies on a robust and skilled salesforce to drive revenue generation and achieve business targets. By partnering with an RPO provider, they can ensure the availability of top-notch sales talent and reduce time-to-fill, resulting in increased sales productivity.

RPO & Operations

Operations teams depend on a steady stream of qualified candidates to ensure smooth business operations. An RPO strategy can optimize hiring processes, streamline workforce planning, and provide access to specialized talent for specific operational needs, thus enhancing operational efficiency.


IT departments often require highly skilled and niche IT professionals to manage complex systems and provide technical support. An RPO solution offers IT departments access to a vast network of IT experts, ensuring prompt and effective recruitment of tech talent, and aiding in the realization of IT projects and goals.

RPO & Finance

Finance departments have a vested interest in cost management and ensuring financial stability. RPO can contribute to cost savings by reducing recruitment expenses, improving time-to-hire, and minimizing employee turnover, ultimately impacting the bottom line positively. Research and development teams thrive on innovation and need exceptional talent to drive breakthroughs.


Collaborating with an RPO provider ensures access to a diverse pool of research-oriented candidates, expediting the hiring process, and facilitating the development of cutting-edge products or solutions.

By involving these departments in the decision-making process, organizations can benefit from their unique perspectives and align the RPO strategy with wider business objectives, ultimately enabling a more effective and holistic implementation.

Pitching an RPO Plan Internally

After identifying and selecting the right people to interview, the questions you ask become paramount in driving meaningful conversations and gathering valuable insights. The right questions have the power to uncover problems outside of the original scope. Effective questioning also fosters a more engaging and positive interview experience for both the interviewer and the interviewee.

Below is a series of questions developed with the "inverted pyramid" interview structure. The goal is to start broadly and let the answers guide follow-up questions that may not have been addressed earlier.

Note: this list is by no means iron-clad and is flexible. At any business, there may be specialties or areas that they may not cover, but using this structure, or a structure like it will likely help steer the conversation.

By utilizing these questions in an interview with a stakeholder, you can gather comprehensive insights into the recruiting challenges faced by the company, their impact on various departments, and the financial implications on the organization's bottom line. This information helps in identifying areas of improvement and potential solutions, guiding the development of an effective recruitment strategy.

Engaging external recruitment experts can play a pivotal role in this process, providing valuable insights, expertise, and resources to optimize recruitment efforts and achieve desired outcomes. To delve deeper into the subject and explore the benefits of external recruitment experts, we invite you to download our comprehensive White Paper, Making the case for engaging external recruitment experts.


PSG is the world's largest and fastest growing provider of outsourced recruiting support to the global staffing and recruiting industry, with over 20% of the top 100 staffing companies utilizing our service today. Our recruiting centers are based in the Philippines, the preferred offshore location for supporting the US and global English-speaking countries.

We deliver clear, measurable value to each of our clients, typically in the range of four to ten times what they spend on PSG, as measured through Gross Profits or savings generated for the client.

Feel free to get in touch with our knowledgeable team to discuss how we can assist you in optimizing your recruitment strategy and driving long-term success.