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RPO Perspiration

However hot this summer gets, it won’t beat this story….

More than 230 years ago, around 1775 at the Royal Society in London, three very prominent gentlemen — Sir Charles Blagden, doctor and chemist, Sir Joseph Banks, botanist and explorer, and Dr. Daniel Solander, naturalist and explorer, — decided to conduct a heat experiment inside a small room. An experiment to find out how much heat a body could stand.

Those experiments began with the room at 210 degrees. One by one, the team entered the room, reported it unpleasantly hot but bearable. So they made the room hotter. Eventually, they got it up to 240…well above the boiling point of water.

Sir Charles Blagden stayed apparently eight minutes at 240 degrees, and afterwards, he felt he could have actually stayed longer.

The key to their success: Sweating…Profuse sweating.

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When you sweat, and then the sweat evaporates, that act of evaporation pulls heat away from your skin. When water on your skin turns to gas, the heat gets removed. So you sweat some more, then there’s more evaporation, and as long as you keep up this sweating, evaporating, the air right round your skin never gets too hot because evaporation protects you. And that’s what keeps you from burning or boiling.

Similarly, RPO firms have adapted to dealing with “hot” situations. It is not uncommon for us to implement a new account and then suddenly have the thermostat cranked up with substantially more open requisitions. Fortunately, the leading recruitment process outsourcing organizations have their own RPO sweating mechanisms that they rely on. Our capacity is much greater because we have the resources and knowledge to withstand the heat.

Here are Pinstripe’s top five (5) top RPO sweating mechanisms:

  1. We are accomplished at using technology to enable our dedicated services to expand appropriately without sacrificing results. 
  2. We use accelerated services, with respect to such hiring components as candidate inquiries and background checking services, to alter the recruiter workload more towards actual recruiting and less on administrative transactions
  3. We train our people to deal more effectively with stress and difficult situations so they are more productive and less likely to boil over
  4. We sweat the details up front during implementation so there are far fewer surprises and issues for service delivery later on
  5. We adapt and change because being subjected to extreme conditions indefinitely is not sustainable and everyone eventually runs out of perspiration

So, if you’re like us, embrace RPO and remember to hydrate cause there’s a lot more RPO perspiring ahead.


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