January 23, 2023

Why Augmenting with a Flexible RPO Provider is the Smart Choice Right Now

When it comes to hiring, company growth can often create chaos and uncertainty. As a talent acquisition leader, it can be frustrating to manage hiring plans that are constantly changing and trying to ensure that the right amount of resources and plans are in place to hit that moving target. Traditional recruiting vendor models of support can be outdated and do not focus on the long-term success of the companies that use them. That's why Proactive Talent created our OnDemand Recruiting service as a solution to this problem.

As far as solutions for helping companies hire, there are a lot of options out there. You can hire full-time recruiters, which can sometimes be a long-term solution to a short-term problem, or use contingent search models, which can be costly and increase retention rates, or augment with contract hourly recruiters utilizing an agile RPO partner like Proactive Talent. But which one is the best option for your organization, especially in a down economy? In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of using a flexible RPO solution that augments with contract hourly recruiters.

First, let's talk about the current state of the economy and the hiring industry. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate has been on the rise due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain issues, the war in Ukraine, and the current recession within the tech industry, to name a few reasons. With an increase in layoffs across the economy, this means there are more job seekers with amazing skills momentarily up for grabs, and competition for top talent is fierce.

OnDemand Recruiting is a modern take on RPO staffing support. It's a flexible, monthly recruiting consulting service that can support companies while staying lean during periods of inconsistent hiring, a spike in volume, or when filling niche roles. With this service, our clients can stay lean while we supplement and co-manage the recruiting process and extend their staff as we partner to grow their business with skilled, qualified talent.

In this blog post, we'll explore the advantages of OnDemand Recruiting over other recruiting models:


One of the major advantages of OnDemand Recruiting is its scalability. With our service, you retain our recruiters when you need them and switch off support when you don't. Have a big hiring push? We can quickly add additional resources to help meet your hiring goals. This allows companies to stay lean while still being able to adapt to changing hiring needs.


Another advantage of OnDemand Recruiting is that our recruiters have an average of 10 years of industry-specific recruiting experience. With Proactive Talent, you can trust that you have the right recruiting talent paired with the right hiring needs. This ensures that the recruiters you work with have the necessary knowledge and skills to find the best candidates for your specific industry.


Proactive Talent's OnDemand Recruiting service also offers flexibility when it comes to switching recruiters on and off without penalty fees. For example, if you have all of your tech roles filled and now need a recruiter that specializes in sales, you can quickly deactivate your tech recruiter and activate an experienced sales recruiter. This allows companies to adjust their recruiting efforts as needed without having to pay additional fees.


OnDemand Recruiting is also a cost-effective solution when compared to hiring full-time recruiters, which can be a long-term solution for a short-term problem, or using contingency search models, which can be costly and increase retention rates. With OnDemand Recruiting, you only pay for the services you need, when you need them, and can save up to 30% or more on recruiting costs.

We hope you have a better understanding of why augmenting with contract hourly recruiters is a smart choice for companies to use a flexible RPO provider like Proactive Talent in a down economy. If you're interested in learning more about our OnDemand Recruiting solution and how it can help your organization save money and increase access to top talent, please visit our OnDemand Recruiting services page or contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our team of experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and help you create a recruiting strategy that is flexible, adaptable, and cost-effective. Don't wait. Take action today and start reaping the benefits of our OnDemand Recruiting solution in a down economy.


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