The Importance of Scalable & Flexible Recruitment Models: Real Life Examples

Many organisations have struggled with changing recruitment volumes over the past decade as a result of economic change, mergers and acquisitions and growth. Not only have we seen fluctuations to volume, but also the activities required to support the business for example, recruitment versus redeployment.

During the global financial crisis recruitment teams found themselves scaling back and business conditions required a change to their usual activities. For example, external recruitment was slowing down and major redeployment projects were ramping up. For some teams, this change was difficult to manage and often resulted in the reduction of team sizes and the engagement of external consultants to help manage restructures and redeployment activity. For Hudson RPO’s teams, this change was something that we have become accustomed to managing on behalf of our clients. One key example is as follows:

Client

Challenge

Solution

Result

Major Australian Bank In 2009, major headcount cuts were announced for the organisation. The organisation was concerned about the impact to their brand and wanted to manage this process seamlessly and professionally ensuring full defensibility. External recruitment had ceased altogether for most role families. Hudson RPO redeployed some existing team members to another solution where recruitment was still active. We leveraged the expertise of our talent management business who worked with us to embed a robust, defensible redeployment process and manage outplacement of any impacted individuals. Successfully redeployed impacted individuals

Outplacement programs were managed for impacted individuals

No negative media attention for the business

Whilst the global financial crisis saw the need for teams to be heavily involved in restructuring and redeployment, 2010/2011 was a time for growth for many of our clients and key projects were on the rise. Whilst growth was on the agenda, speed and cost were key factors. Hudson RPO managed several large scale recruitment projects for clients where the ability to scale up quickly and deliver effective solutions was key.

For example:

Client

Challenge

Solution

Result

Major Australian Insurance company The client had won a tender for a major piece of work and needed to scale up quickly. This project included professional and volume support roles to be delivered at short notice in tight timeframes. Hudson RPO embedded members of our Shared Services team onsite within a day’s notice to deliver the project. These team members were familiar with the client organisation and were able to hit the ground running. Full delivery of the project on time.

Excellent stakeholder feedback.

Outsourcing recruitment helps businesses overcome challenges around having the right headcount with the right skills and experience to support the business during times of high and low volumes.

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