Archives for July 2020

HRO Today Certified Provider

Hudson RPO has been approved as an HRO Today Certified Provider.

HRO Today Certified Providers have undergone evaluation to verify they are credible and trusted providers and proven a specific level of standards and ethics. This form of certification ensures customers have access to qualified service providers in the HR services and technology industry.

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Jeff Eberwein, CEO Hudson Global commented “We are delighted to receive endorsement from HRO Today as a Certified Provider.  It reinforces our position as a trusted partner to our clients, delivering services with consistently high standards and ethics across our global business.”

This Certification is great news to everybody at Hudson RPO and could prove to be a powerful differentiator in this competitive market.

Please get in touch if you would like to understand more about how working with a Certified Provider could help de-risk your current resourcing model.

Are you looking for more flexibility and scalability in your talent acquisition function?

Are you looking for more flexibility and scalability in your talent acquisition function?

Kathi May
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If there is anything organisations have learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic it is that flexibility is key. Even before we found ourselves in lockdown, most organisations would acknowledge that steady, regular recruitment volumes year in year out with no fluctuations was unusual. 

Be it a global hiring freeze affecting local operations or a special project requiring extra resources to be recruited, most businesses at times would find themselves in the situation of needing to scale their recruitment teams up or down. Now more than ever, as organisations emerge post Covid-19, having the ability to flex and scale your team to meet uncertainty is critical. Outsourcing your recruitment function is one way to meet this challenge.

Scaling an internal talent function can be difficult; where do you re-deploy your recruiters to when there are no roles to recruit? Do you have the headcount approval to be able to hire more recruiters when your volumes increase? Do you have access to a talent pool of recruiters who are quickly available to step in and assist?

This is where an RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) solution can make a difference, by allowing an organisation to flex talent acquisition headcount up and down as hiring needs change. Hudson RPO has shared services teams both on and offshore who are readily available to supplement the activities of the core team and they can do this from an onsite or offsite perspective. Likewise, if hiring volumes drop or stop completely, we can redeploy recruiters to other solutions until that organisation needs them back again. And it’s not just recruiters that we are able to apply this scalability too, we have sourcing specialists and administrators who provide the same shared-service offerings.

Giving an organisation the flexibility to scale their recruitment team up and down without having to make redundancies, increasing headcount or massively increasing recruitment spend by relying on agencies is a key benefit of RPO and something we know our clients truly appreciate from partnering with us.

For anyone who is requiring immediate and scalable on-demand recruitment assistance, our Rapid Response Recruitment team and technology platforms can be immediately mobilised. Please reach out if we can help and stay safe everyone.

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Kathi May

Regional Director, Marketing & Employer Branding

Kathi leads Marketing and Employer Branding in APAC and is passionate about helping Hudson RPO clients attract, engage and retain top talent through innovative employer branding initiatives.  She works closely with the Client Solutions team to develop meaningful marketing strategies that promote the benefits of recruitment process outsourcing in delivering cost reductions, reduced time to hire and significant improvements in quality of talent, staff retention and recruitment service levels.

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Hudson RPO shortlisted as finalist for the 2020 TIARA Talent Solutions Awards

Hudson RPO has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2020 TIARA Talent Solutions Awards in the following categories:

The Best Early Career Initiative – working with Toyota Motor Europe
The Client Service Award – working with Sharp
The Long-Term Partnership Award – working with PayPoint

TIARA award

“All 21 finalists shortlisted for the TIARA Talent Solutions Awards are an inspiration to the industry,” said Ken Brotherston, Managing Director of TALiNT Partners. “These world-class companies have demonstrated the value and impact for employers looking for a form of outsourced hiring support in what is the most challenging market ever.’’

“The TIARAs are distinguished by the rigour of its judging process and the quality of its judging panel,” he added. “Entries have been assessed through five key metrics: excellence in delivery; innovation; sustainable value; business growth; and purpose.”

Darren Lancaster, CEO for EMEA & Americas Hudson RPO, said: “Naturally, we are thrilled that the hard work and dedication of our teams has been recognised by such an esteemed judging panel. I am hugely grateful to all of our teams that have worked together through these uncertain times and want to congratulate those that have been named as a finalist. As we return to the new working environment I am confident that the qualities highlighted in our Case Studies will position us well to support both our current and new clients in the future”.

The recruiting community shows resilience through online initiatives during pandemic

The recruiting community shows resilience through online initiatives during pandemic

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The 2019 Hudson RPO SOSUEU team: Jessie Caudron, Marjorie Gaume, and Aniq Butt.

This year, the world has known unprecedented challenges which impacted pretty much everything we know, and which will re-shape the codes of work post-COVID. Lots of events have been cancelled or rescheduled due to the pandemic, but some organizers decided to adapt and rethink their format to keep communities connected.

After having to cancel a few of the local formats, Phil Tusing and his team have decided to gather recruitment and sourcing professionals for a global event: Sourcing Summit Virtual (SOSUV). It is not a secret anymore, Sourcing Summit events are titans of the industry, so we were not going to miss this one! I will be attending this 4-days online event from 6-9th July 2020.

Before digging into the details of SOSUV, let’s have a look at some of the amazing initiatives that happened in the industry in the last few months.

The industry adapting… a chance for all of us to connect and develop our skills

PCMA, the world’s largest, most respected, and most recognized network of business events strategists, has recently published a study on the impact of COVID19 on the events industry. They said that “seven out of 10 respondents have moved their face-to-face event partially or fully to a virtual platform, and many don’t see that as a short-term fix during the pandemic but something that will continue alongside in-person events going forward.”

Jared Brainfood
Jared Massey guest speaker at Brainfood Marathon

Professionals have noticed an increase of all-digital events in the recruitment industry during the pandemic, which has made knowledge more reachable and accessible for all. At Hudson RPO, a few of us took that chance to attend conferences like the Brainfood Marathon organised by Hung Lee back in April. The event gathered more than 80 speakers and was offering a 24hr nonstop livestream. Hung shared with us how this global event was born:

“There has to be purpose – why are you doing this event? For the Brainfood Marathon, I felt that the HR / Recruiting community as a whole needed to come together.

We were all experiencing such sudden and profound change, we needed to be reminded that there was a strong community out there, that everyone was in the same boat, no matter where you were, or what you did in the recruiting industry.

So the marathon was born – to bring the community together in one day, in one digital place, by pulling a ridiculous stunt of staying on screen for 24 hours”.

Outside of the event, Hung is working hard at keeping the community together with different initiatives such as a weekly live webinar, podcasts, resources and a newsletter that you can find on his website:

More recently, we have also participated in online training like the AmazingHiring Tech Sourcing Course which has gathered us in a virtual classroom for 5 weeks, resulting in certification.

In the French recruitment sphere, Pierre-André Fortin, who is known as the data scraping magician globally, has started a regular e-coffee to gather the community which was isolated in lockdown.

Jessie Caudron joining the Zoom Café
Jessie Caudron joining the Zoom Café

Twice a day, he opened his online zoom café to anyone who wanted to meet up virtually and talk about recruitment, sourcing, onboarding and even sharing technical tips which led to articles being published. He celebrated the 100th and final meeting last week, ending a rewarding series of valuable gatherings.

6-9th of July, 4 intense days of learning from the best

From the 6th of July and for 4 days, more than 50 speakers from all around the world will be sharing their knowledge. There will be over 60 actionable talks on talent sourcing and the latest trends and techniques in the industry.

No need to travel, the event will be one click away from the comfort of our own home. Some might say that we will not get the networking benefits that an in-person event offers but fortunately technologies are here to help. The event-tech platform Whova will offer a closed space for attendees to be able to connect, discuss topics, chat privately and share information. The streaming platform used also gives participants the opportunity to ask questions directly to the speakers (live Q&A), and virtual rooms are open if more time is needed after a presentation.

I personally am looking forward to the technical topics and connecting with the global community during the 4 days. Iker Jusue, RPO alumni, will present “Why Sourcing Still Matters. A New Roadmap for Sourcing & Sourcers” and explain how sourcers can keep adding strategic value.

Social Media platforms will be covered with Balazs Paroczay in “The Complete Facebook Sourcing Playbook for Serious Sourcers”, Wim Dammans will tell us all about sourcing on Reddit and Sarah Goldberg will discuss the ins and outs of sourcing with images.

Jan Tegze, who has just released his latest book “Full Stack Recruiter – The Ultimate Edition” will discuss technology in recruitment, how to choose and use the right tools when sourcing.

From automation through to diversity, web scraping, growth hacking, agile sourcing to emailing, everything sourcing related will be covered.

Jessie Caudron is a global sourcing specialist currently working with one of our clients, a digital music distribution company based in France. She will be acting as a UK moderator at SOSUV, make sure to connect with her and say hi!

To get more information about SOSUV, visit

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The Hudson RPO Content Team is made up of experts within the Talent Acquisition industry across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions. They provide educational and critical business insights in the form of research reports, articles, news, videos, podcasts, and more. The team ensures high-quality content that helps all readers make talent decisions with confidence.

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