Niche Hiring for New Project RPO: A Case Study in Driving Recruitment Success
January 24, 2024
In the rapidly evolving landscape of technology and data-driven solutions, the demand for niche technical talent has surged to new heights. To meet this demand, leading companies are often required to partner with specialised recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) firms for niche recruitment. This case study delves into a successful collaboration between PeopleNorth, and a leading Data & AI company. The objective was clear: to efficiently acquire highly skilled professionals for niche tech roles at both mid and senior levels.
Our client, a prominent figure in the Data & AI sector, ventured into a new project requiring a team of highly specialized technical experts. Given the complexity of these roles and the project’s time-sensitive nature, the client acknowledged the importance of an adept RPO partner. This is where PeopleNorth, specializing in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), was chosen to spearhead this crucial hiring initiative. The offsite team at PeopleNorth, consisting of 7 dedicated professionals, was entrusted with the task of meeting the client’s recruitment needs.
The project encompassed the recruitment of a diverse array of mid-level and senior-level professionals, crucial for project success.
The RPO collaboration aimed not only to fill positions but also to put forth a seamless recruitment lifecycle.
The PeopleNorth Approach
We commence by conducting a discovery call where we engage with the client to gain a deep understanding of their unique needs. This includes identifying the challenges and difficulties associated with the specific roles to be filled and understanding the cultural touchpoints within the organization. This initial step allows us to align our recruitment strategy with the client’s objectives.
Following the discovery call, we conduct industry mapping, which involves a comprehensive analysis of the roles in question, as well as an evaluation of competitors in the industry. This analysis enables us to grasp the specific requirements of the roles and gain insights into the competitive landscape.
We employ various sourcing strategies to identify potential candidates. This includes but is not limited to leveraging our networks, conducting thorough research, and utilizing job portals. Our goal is to ensure a pool of qualified and suitable candidates for the client.
We conduct candidate interviews. This can extend to leading core-level interviews at various stages of the recruitment process. Our rigorous interviewing process is designed to assess candidates thoroughly and ensure that they align with the client’s requirements.
Once suitable candidates have been identified and successfully assessed, we manage the process of releasing job offers. This step involves extending formal offers to candidates who meet the client’s criteria.
Engagement with Candidates:
Our engagement with candidates doesn’t stop at the offer stage. We maintain communication with candidates to ensure they are well-informed, address any queries they may have, and facilitate a smooth transition to the client’s organization. This includes follow-up and ensuring that candidates join the client’s team as planned.
Actions that PeopleNorth took for this case
In our approach for this case, we implemented a series of actions to efficiently address the client’s recruitment needs:
Quick Turnaround Time:
Recognizing the urgency of the situation, we committed to a swift recruitment process to meet the client’s requirements promptly.
We meticulously conducted candidate assessments following the client’s specific guidelines to ensure that we identified the most suitable candidates for the niche tech roles.
High Interview Ratio:
To ensure a thorough selection process, we maintained a high interview ratio, thereby shortlisting the most qualified candidates for consideration.
Offer Drop Ratio Management:
We implemented strategies to effectively manage and reduce the offer drop ratio, ensuring that candidates who received job offers were more likely to accept.
Efficient Resume Processing:
To streamline the process, we processed a minimum of 50 resumes per day. This rigorous screening and selection process helped expedite the hiring process.
We were committed to releasing a minimum of 50 job offers per month, ensuring that we met the client’s hiring targets consistently.
Throughout the recruitment process, PeopleNorth actively been a part of core-level interviews at various stages, providing feedback , observations and a seamless and efficient experience for both the client and the candidates.
These actions were all part of our coordinated effort to successfully fulfil the client’s requirements and deliver high-quality candidates for their specialized tech roles.
The results of our efforts in this case were as follows:
Increased Quality of Profiles:
Through our rigorous assessment and selection process, we were able to present higher-quality profiles to the client, ensuring that the candidates met their specific requirements more effectively.
Impressive 80% Conversion Rate:
Our commitment to matching the right candidates to the niche tech roles led to a 80% conversion rate, demonstrating our effectiveness in finding and securing suitable talent.
Successful Recruitment for Senior Roles:
We successfully filled more than 7 senior positions
Low Joining Dropouts:
Our focused approach and candidate assessment resulted in less than 7% of candidates dropping out after accepting offers.
These outcomes highlight the effectiveness of our recruitment process in not only meeting the client’s expectations but also surpassing them in terms of quality, conversion, and low dropout rates.
This case study exemplifies our ability to meet and exceed the client’s stringent hiring needs while delivering valuable results. At PeopleNorth, we remain committed to providing tailored and effective recruitment solutions that address the unique requirements of our clients and help them secure top-tier talent for their critical projects.