Apr 21, 2022 12:04:35 PM | 2 Min Read

RPO Project Initiation

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RPO Project Initiation

The RPO Roadmap is comprised of three main elements:  

  • Project Initiation
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Engineering

In this blog, we are focusing on Project Initiation.  Check out our blog over the next couple of weeks to learn more about the other steps involved in the RPO process.

What does project initiation look like?

During the project initiation stage, the leadership is in the weeds.  In the beginning the reliance on leadership is immensely high, but with time starts to dwindle.  The Process variations reveal themselves, and you start to experience group development stages.  Communication patterns are established and organizational recruiting patterns are identified.

What are the threats to avoid?

There are many threats to avoid during this stage.  One big item to avoid is leadership fatigue.  Because reliance on leadership is so heavy in the beginning of this stage, leadership can become unmotivated quickly. 

Additionally, you should avoid believing the process was fully defined and understood.  Make sure everyone on your team understands what is going on, don't just assume. 

Thirdly, do not overreact to the storming stage.  Stay positive throughout the process! 

Furthermore, you should not allow informal governance and escalation.  Create a formal plan to help lead you 

Finally, do not minimize the extra-recruiter factors in recruitment!  Maximize all opportunities! 

What are the best practices?

There are several best practices that should be followed during Project Initiation stage.

  1. 1:1 key leadership partnership and over-communication
  2. Carefully track variations and manage perception
  3. Zero fault issue tracking and root cause resolution
  4. Design for data, relationship, and outcomes
  5. Manage to recruiting fundamentals and leading indicators

By following this roadmap, you will set yourself up for success! 


endevis has evolved into a national talent & workforce solutions provider with offices throughout the nation. With a focus on healthcare, engineering, and IT staffing, the organization has won a handful of awards across its Professional Direct Placement, Professional Contract Staffing, and Recruitment Process Outsourcing Solutions. For more information, please email ROI@endevis.com.

Topics: Recruitment Process Outsourcing

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