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Finalist! TIARA Talent Awards, Best New Talent Solutions Provider
We are delighted to have been recognised as a finalist in the TIARA Talent Solutions Awards Europe for The Giant Group Best New Talent Solutions Provider!  The TIARAs set a new standard of excellence for the RPO/MSP sector’s crowning achievements and recognise exemplary growth, innovation and leadership.   With 50 years’ experience helping clients with operations around […]
by Rebekah Lee

We are delighted to have been recognised as a finalist in the TIARA Talent Solutions Awards Europe for The Giant Group Best New Talent Solutions Provider!  The TIARAs set a new standard of excellence for the RPO/MSP sector’s crowning achievements and recognise exemplary growth, innovation and leadership.  

With 50 years’ experience helping clients with operations around the world to navigate their recruitment challenges, in 2021 we launched RPOne to the market. It’s a transformation of the traditional RPO model, offering a more agile, custom-fit solution to organisations of all sizes that wish to make their talent ambitions a reality and gain a competitive edge within their industry.

Over many years, we’ve developed a suite of products and services to complement the entire talent journey, whether that’s technology that tracks a candidate throughout their lifecycles; management information dashboards; accredited training schemes or HR consultancy that ensures our clients remain in line with changing legislation. RPOne brings all these things together, which we wrap around our customers. They’re not just equipped with our anecdotal expertise; they have a shopping list to adapt, expand and improve their service from us, on-demand.

With packages available for start-ups through to enterprise organisations, RPOne has been developed in response to the changed and ever-evolving needs and expectations of businesses who want to attract the very best talent to their organisation. It’s designed to be more effective than anything else currently on the market and can be adapted to suit organisations of all sorts and sizes, scaling alongside a business at their pace, ensuring they’re prepared for the next phase in their journey. 

The COVID-19 pandemic put talent teams under different extremes of pressure. Many saw their industries collapse around them and faced the challenge of making mass redundancies. For others, the last 18 months has been a battle to identify adequate skillsets fast enough to meet the surge in demand for their service. It left many looking for an outsourced recruitment partner that could offer a high touch service and seamlessly drop into their organisation.

However, the RPO market no longer offered anything fit for purpose. Lots of businesses who weren’t yet customers of ours got in touch to say their RPO solution, and the other RPO options available to them, simply wouldn’t suit the changes they’d had to make to their business. The RPO offering right across the industry had become a one-size-fits-all approach, but it fitted no-one.

Our belief was that we could break down the bog standard blueprint for RPOs into individual parts that a customer could buy as and when needed, without challenge or pain. Having been recognised as the leader in managed service provision (MSP) for decades, we were already keen to push our proposition further by bringing our extensive RPO experience to the fore. Customers trust us to move forwards with them, and RPOne is designed for exactly that, so 2021 quite naturally became the right time for us to launch an official offering to the market.

We’ve developed RPOne in partnership with our clients, all of whom have different needs, which proved to us that it had to have flexibility at its root. As a result, as part of RPOne we developed Grow RPO – a solution designed specifically for start-ups and tech businesses. It’s a prime example of how our model wraps around the client, rather than restricting them.

As well as providing our clients with transformative talent solutions, we’re using RPOne to turn around misconceptions that RPOs can never truly be fit for purpose, because there are several Morson clients that have seen their business benefit exponentially from the fundamentals of RPOne for years – including one of the world’s most iconic brands, Manchester United.

The complexity of Manchester United’s business model and the sheer scale of its operations requires it to be best-in-class both on and off the pitch. Its mantra is to attract, develop and retain a best-in-class workforce that sits behind the scenes and sets the club apart from its competition. To achieve this, our RPO delivery arm focuses on developing the club’s employer brand, creating streamlined candidate journeys, evolving ED&I agendas and developing behavioural frameworks, all whilst delivering the plethora of diverse skills that the business requires.

No matter what our clients’ futures end up looking like, our aim is to support them at every step of the journey, with solutions backed by insight and data that demonstrate they’re getting true value from our relationship.

We’ve innovated by creating a proposition that is unlike anything else on the market. This is achieved in several ways:

  • Insights – we’re able to inform clients how they’re distinguishable from their peers, and what competitors are doing to attract the best people to their roles. We team qualitative insight with data and analysis that clients link to their hiring requirements over coming months, making the talent function we offer more powerful, and more crucial to succession and workforce planning than any alternative. 
  • Communication – we’re not yes people; we’re not afraid of telling clients that they’re looking for a unicorn candidate. We will, however, always offer an alternative solution as to how we can source the right expertise for a role.
  • Established – buying RPOne means clients can helicopter a team of experts straight into their business, set up and ready to go without delay, so they can utilise our expertise from day one. This is a rarity; elsewhere on the market, RPO providers have to build their teams from scratch.
  • Advocates – we’ve huge confidence in our service, so we offer prospective clients the chance to talk to our existing clients as a standard practice. We think it’s the best way of helping them understand how our solution will impact their business.
  • Flexibility – we’d never even dream of using a blanket approach to recruitment. We develop specific objectives and targets to ensure our clients achieve their individual needs, because the complex nuances about the roles we’re hiring for make us tick.

Never before have talent teams been under such different extremes of pressure. Many have seen their industries transform around them, pivoting to become HR experts overnight in the face of redundances and furlough. For others, the last 18 months has been a battle to identify adequate skillsets fast enough to meet the surge in demand for their service. This has left many looking for an outsourced talent solutions partner that can offer a high touch service that seamlessly drops into their organisation. But what COVID-19 demonstrated was that the traditional RPO model is no longer fit for purpose. Rigid in their makeup, most RPO solutions currently on the market have left many businesses exasperated. They seek to bolt on extra services in response to the pandemic but are forced to go through prolonged procurement processes.

The ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to RPO now fits no-one. At the Morson Group, we can break down the blueprint for RPO into individual parts that customers can buy as and when needed, without challenge or pain. Offered as a boutique facility with 50 years of expertise behind it, our new RPO service, RPOne, is designed around the client and candidate needs we hear about today and every day. As well as providing our clients with a transformative talent solution, we’re using RPOne to turn around misconceptions that RPOs can never truly be fit for purpose. We’ve developed it just as we’ll deliver it – in partnership with our clients, all of whom have different needs. And it’s because of them that RPOne has flexibility at its root, with Grow RPO – a solution designed specifically for start-ups and tech businesses – a prime example of how our model wraps around the client, rather than restricting them. Our mission is simple: offer flexible RPO talent solutions that scales on demand. We’re here to change the market, and we’re already well on our way.”

Adrian Adair – Morson Group COO

As businesses continue to face increasing pressures in terms of budgets, legislation, health and safety and wellbeing, outsourcing will become an even more favourable option; the things that come second nature to us achieve major efficiencies for our clients, while simultaneously teaming them up with the industry’s best possible candidates so they can continue to move forward.

The solution is completely malleable and can mould around the challenges of businesses working in different sectors because the suite of services we’re offering is so extensive, so if we were to face another global crisis such as we saw in 2020, RPOne would still work and be effective.

Ultimately, with RPOne, the organisations we work with will be able to achieve absolutely anything because they’ll have the right talent coming into their ranks to do so.

Find out how we can help you achieve your ambitions and transform your talent strategy get in touch with our team hello@rpo-one.com

Winners of the TIARA Talent Awards for The Best New Talent Solutions Provider will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 30th September, taking place at the stunning IET, Savoy Place, London.

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