Difference between a Recruitment consultancy and RPO
(Querist) 08 May 2008
This query is : Resolved
Dear Seniors, Would like to know about the major set up and functional differences between a Recruitment firm and a Recruitment Process Outsourcing?
I was told that a recruitment firm has a licence to charge its client for every position it fills up? Is this a fact?
where as a Recruitment Process Outsorcing firm need not necessarily hold a licence to charge its client for handling a part of clients recruitment process.
Can the experts help me understand why is this difference between the two though they are providing the same type of services?
J K Agrawal
(Expert) 12 May 2008
Dear Mr Vijaya The words Recruitment firm and Recruitment Process Outsourcing both are not recognized of defined by any law. If you can suggest any law where these terms are used it will be easier to answer your question properly. What do I understand by "Recruitment Firm" is actually "Recruitment Agent". A license is provided by immigration department, to the persons recruiting employees to work at abroad and those agents are allowed to charge some pre fixed charges from migrating persons going abroad for a job. I think your question is purely governed by law of contract and nothing else.