Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)

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How Reed can help you

Reed’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) arm, provides expertise across large scale volume provision, cyclical demand, and specialist outsourced recruitment projects.

We have a proven track record in helping businesses navigate constantly-evolving workforces and deliver the talent they require.

Whether your team lacks the capacity to manage fluctuating and recurring demand, is unable to rapidly access talent with the right skill sets, face challenges when it comes to budgets and recruitment spend, or want to improve your processes and the candidate experience, we’re here to help.

We have developed fully flexible and bespoke solutions to address ever-evolving talent requirements. We offer the following three service categories to support your RPO recruitment strategy:

  • On-demand RPO – The rapid scaling up of your talent acquisition and onboarding capacity to meet shifting demands

  • Full or modular RPO – An end-to-end solution or modular services to enhance your existing recruitment function

  • Advisory – We review and redesign your recruitment approach to support transition

By working with us, you will be partnering with experienced RPO teams who take ownership in delivering the talent you need, when you need it. Hundreds of organisations have used our solutions to improve access to talent, reduce time to hire, increase retention, generate cost savings and ensure compliance.

The Reed difference

  • Proven expertise

    • Reed has decades of experience in sourcing, selecting and onboarding the right talent for our partners. Our combination of experienced RPO professionals and proven candidate attraction and sourcing methodology enables us to build the right strategies for your requirements.

  • Data and technology driven

    • We use a combination of data and technology to optimise your recruitment solutions. The teams use cutting-edge recruitment technology to deliver the best candidate and client experiences, as well as capture data to provide insights for our optimisation process.​

    • Using this data, we constantly measure whether your desired results are being delivered. Our teams will optimise your service and deliver continuous improvements to ensure that your desired outcomes are achieved.

  • Managing the entire process

    • We’ll manage your entire RPO recruitment process, no matter how quickly you need to scale-up. We will assist you in formulating your talent strategy, then efficiently handle candidate attraction, sourcing and selection, while also ensuring you have a smooth onboarding process.

  • We never stand still

    • Innovation is key to our business and our number one goal. We introduce new products and processes to ensure we continually improve our service to both clients and candidates.

  • Meeting all your recruitment needs

    • Our unique end-to-end coverage means we can support you with a range of services, beyond that of a typical recruitment agency. Whether you need to hire talent, a range of workforce solutions, consultancy services, professional development support or pre-employment screening – we're here to support all of your needs.

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Tackling hiring fraud guidance – free download
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Tackling hiring fraud guidance – free download

Hiring fraud is an insidious practice that undermines trust and poses significant financial and reputational risks for businesses. As employers strive to find the right talent, they must remain vigilant against fraudulent activities that can tarnish their operations and brand integrity.

Hiring fraud manifests in various forms, from falsified credentials and fabricated work histories to identity theft and impersonation. These tactics often deceive even the most astute recruiters, leading to the unwitting employment of unqualified or dishonest individuals. The consequences can be dire, ranging from decreased productivity and morale to legal liabilities and damage to company reputation.

Detecting fraudulent applications has become increasingly challenging. However, employers can use several strategies to safeguard their recruitment processes.

Most recently, Reed has contributed to the first guidance of its kind to help organisations protect their recruitment practices. ‘Tackling hiring fraud: the response to a growing problem’ serves as a frontline tool in the battle against fraudulent hiring activity.

Steps to a secure hiring process

The guide, fronted by the Better Hiring Institute, identifies nine types of fraudulent activity: reference fraud, qualification fraud, fake application documents, CV-based fraud, employment scams, manipulation of artificial intelligence, dual employment, immigration fraud and fraud as a result of recruitment agency usage. Each is addressed in detail with case studies and expert guidance on prevention.

As a rule, thorough background checks are indispensable. Employers should verify the authenticity of educational qualifications, professional certifications, and employment histories provided by candidates. Utilising reputable background screening services, such as Reed Screening, can help uncover discrepancies and ensure that prospective hires possess the credentials they claim.

Identity verification measures are essential. Adopting biometric authentication or identity verification technologies will help, reducing the likelihood of impersonation and identity theft.

Stringent interview processes can also serve as a deterrent against fraudulent candidates. Conducting multiple rounds of interviews, including in-person assessments, and soliciting detailed responses can identify genuine candidates from impostors.

Technology can automate and streamline recruitment processes. Candidate tracking systems equipped with fraud detection algorithms can flag irregularities in applications, adding a further layer of protection.

It can also help to raise awareness of hiring fraud with your employees – encouraging them to report suspicious activities and provide avenues for whistleblowing. Providing guidance on how to spot red flags can have a ripple effect, protecting both the business and employees from falling victim to fraud in their career.

Protect your business with our hiring fraud guidance – free download

Technology has enabled criminals to take advantage of traditional recruitment processes, and organisations must adapt if they are to avoid CV fraud, employment scams, manipulation of AI tools and many more tactics.

Reed Screening, together with Better Hiring Institute and other partners, have defined hiring fraud as any fraud committed during the hiring process, which may be committed by an individual against an organisation, or by an entity against a jobseeker.

This comprehensive guide, ‘Tackling hiring fraud: the response to a growing problem’, identifies how employers can protect their organisations, using expert advice on how to prevent the most common criminal activity.

"Employers should be very worried about hiring fraud. At Reed Screening, we have made huge progress over the last few years in making hiring faster globally, including being referenced by UK government for our work on digital right to work. However, with the development of technology and improvements in the speed of hiring, we have seen an acceleration and amplification of fraud."

Keith Rosser
Director of Group Risk & Reed Screening – Reed

The new Better Hiring Institute free guide on tackling hiring fraud, co-written by Reed Screening and Cifas, contains a really useful checklist for HRDs (human resources directors) and CPOs (chief people officers) to use to ensure the company they represent has all the right defences in place.

Download our free hiring fraud guidance to help safeguard your organisation using the button at the top of this page.

Hiring fraud: how to safeguard your organisation
6 mins read

Hiring fraud: how to safeguard your organisation

​To combat the rising tide of hiring fraud, Reed Screening recently joined forces with the Better Hiring Institute and fraud prevention experts Cifas and ST Smith, to launch guidance for employers. This free, comprehensive eBook is now available to download and provides the latest insight into the gravity and scale of threat facing organisations today.

Complete with case studies highlighting common criminal activity, such as resume fraud and employment scams, the guidance offers solutions to counter these tech-based crimes, helping to protect your recruitment teams from falling victim to imposters and impersonators.

We spoke to Keith Rosser, Director of Group Risk & Reed Screening – Reed, about the new guide, Tackling hiring fraud: the response to a growing problem.