Read our case study on RPO Rapid Projects in China.

January 21, 2022

think one step ahead to stay two leaps forward

Have you heard about The Great Resignation? Directly stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic employees are resigning en masse causing massive stress for talent acquisition. Are you experiencing a surge in demand and unable to keep up with recruiting requirements? We expect that the current demand surge will last until mid-2023. Organisations are asking the question - do I add to my existing recruiting headcount or do I outsource? How do I find good recruitment talent? A recent LinkedIn post highlighted that demand for recruiters had outstripped software engineers for the first time in history. So how do you effectively support your business needs?

RPO Rapid by Randstad Sourceright gives you a recruitment process outsourcing model that can help you to quickly respond to high-volume recruitment needs on a project-by-project basis. Experienced recruiters supported by technology that drives speed to productivity and recruitment marketing that ensures your brand has competitive advantage.

the challenge

Thoughtworks and Pacsoft approached Randstad Sourceright with a 3-month fixed-term project, to fill around 30 roles. The challenges were different for each of them. Thoughtworks found it challenging to find candidates with adequate English skills and their roles required frequent traveling. Pascoft’s brand on the other hand is not so well-known in the local market and their internal process also posed some difficulties in terms of speed and agility.

the solution

In order to tackle the difficulty of English requirements for the roles, we decided that for Thoughtworks, we would approach candidates from big IT companies like Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. Additionally, we targeted young candidates that most likely would not have family engagements already and would be comfortable with traveling more for work. For Pascoft, which locally is a relatively new, not well-known company, we decided to attract candidates with the message that they would have the chance to develop themselves based on the expertise of IBM - as the founder of Pascoft is from IBM. Furthermore, we made sure that we have experienced, senior recruiters working on the role, to ensure a smooth and timely delivery.

key results

We have successfully fulfilled 30 roles for Thoughtworks within 3 months and 20 roles for Pascoft in cities such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Xi An. With the new recruits, both companies were able to expand their business and move forward with their enterprise.

a total recruitment tech stack

When you implement an RPO Rapid project, you do not only get instant access to experienced recruitment support, but Randstad Sourceright’s recruitment technology stack as well.

  • attract and find talent — recruitment marketing and candidate relationship management (CRM) technology to find, attract and nurture your target candidates
  • drive a positive candidate experience — video interviewing, digital assessments, and online reference and background checking to drive efficiency and quality throughout the process for candidates and hiring managers
  • realise measurable outcomes — our proprietary reporting platform, TalentRadar, brings talent data sources into a single view, providing the clearest measures of recruiting performance


Project RPO recruitment workflow

Projet RPO recruitment workflow


Want to learn more about how RPO Rapid Projects can boost your talent acquisition team’s performance and productivity? Contact us.

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