The Secret Weapon of Recruitment: Talent Acquisition Partnerships are the New Recruitment Process Outsourcing


With the number of job openings at a 17-year high and unemployment near historic lows, employers are competing to attract top talent like never before. A national study of CEOs found that 80% are “extremely concerned” about finding and hiring top talent. So, what can employers do right now to ramp up their recruitment efforts?

While large-sized businesses may have the budget to do Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), where they transfer all or part of their recruitment processes to an external service provider, smaller organizations often believe they can’t afford RPO and try to do all of their recruiting in-house. This is a lot like trying to cut your own hair, yes, it’s something you can do; however, it’s best not to for so many reasons. 

Good news: a Talent Acquisition Partnership (TAP) model blends the best aspects of both RPO and traditional recruiting models at a cost structure every organization can afford and Alaant takes a true partnership approach. We pride ourselves on fully immersing in our clients’ businesses so we can recruit for organizations we partner with as experts in their business.  We take the time to understand your organization, objectives, talent needs and specific culture to truly act as an extension of your recruitment team

Here’s a look at what you can expect from a TAP when compared to traditional RPO:

  1. Control the recruitment process: TAP can be customized and priced to fit any timeframe or need. Your in-house recruitment team can be as involved as you would like, and we will follow your process while leveraging our expertise and technology.

  2. Flexibility: TAP can be designed in a way that aligns with your hiring needs. With the “Recruiter on Demand” model, you have the flexibility to scale the program up or down as your needs change throughout the partnership and set the amount of time—weekly, monthly or annually—to have resources dedicated to meeting your recruitment goals.

  3. A true partnership: The goal of the TAP program is to assist you in making the quality hires you need to support your business. We dedicate recruiters to work directly with you and to quickly and efficiently fill your job openings. To shorten time to hire and reduce costs, we can manage your recruiting needs either onsite at your location or remotely while you focus on what’s most important to running your business.

About the Author

Nick Maciariello

Nick Maciariello, Director of Sales, Alaant Workforce Solutions

When it comes to making great hiring decisions, Nick is all about delivering the best outcomes to clients. To do this, he helps them understand the value that HR technology adds to the hiring process to streamline it and make it more effective.

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