According to a 2020 Everest Group research report, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is one of the fastest-growing outsourcing sectors globally, with a growth rate of 16% and a market size of US$4.6 billion in 2019.

But anyone who works across borders knows, it is rare to have a provider cover all regions globally for one company. Why is that?  What’s the difference and what do global TA leaders need to be aware of when going to market for RPO solutions across the globe.  Are there any success stories of truly global RPO delivery?

We’ll tackle these questions and more with our well-rounded expert panel of a global RPO consultant, a global talent technology provider, an outsourcing analyst, and an RPO service provider. You don't want to miss this unique opportunity to hear their insights. 

What you'll learn

  • A general understanding of the market characteristics in EMEA, APAC, LATAM and North America
  • Recent RPO drivers and barriers
  • Buyer and solution adoption trends


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Meet the speakers

Erin Peterson

Erin Peterson
Global RPO Consultant with PeopleResults

Erin Peterson has been the Talent Acquisition leader for some of the most successful organizations in the world. She has translated her unique global expertise on everything from how to design talent acquisition strategy and supply chain to how to select the right tools and partners to make it work. She has deep knowledge in recruiting process outsourcing (RPO) and advises leaders on how to make smart decisions in selection and implementation. Erin also has the expertise to advise organizations on how to enhance their employment brand, improve candidate experience, optimize processes, and advises on whether to outsource recruitment, and which partner to choose.

Erin is the host of the popular podcast, Big Fish in the Talent Pool where she interviews current Fortune 500 Global Heads of TA exclusively, about the joys and challenges of TA Leadership. The podcast is rated in the top 10 of Select Software Review’s 100 Top HR and Recruiting Podcasts,

andrew brown

Andrew Brown
Head of Recruitment Outsourcing Partners at Cornerstone OnDemand

Andrew Brown began his career over 10 years ago supporting partners across MSP and RPO technology platforms as a value-added consultant delivering innovative technology.

Today, as the Head of Recruitment Outsourcing Partners at Cornerstone OnDemand, he works with partners on technology solutions to support their total talent solutions for their clients. 

Aniruddha Kulkarni

Aniruddha Kulkarni (Ani)
Practice Director at Everest Group

Kathy Auld

Kathy (Tomlinson) Auld
Customer-Focused Recruitment Technology Ninja @ Pontoon Solutions

Experienced Technologist with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry - particularly in Human Capital Management software. Skilled in Databases, Professional Services, Management, Software as a Service (SaaS), Implementation Strategy, Collateral, and Software Documentation. 

who should benefit


RPO Buyers

Business, HR, and TA leaders of organizations hiring globally.


RPO Providers

Leaders and top executives of RPO and talent organizations looking to stay informed of global RPO shifts and opportunities.

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About the rpo leadership forum

Thought Leadership for Talent Leaders

The RPO Leadership Forum is a monthly webinar series hosted by Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association’s Executive Director, Lamees Abourahma, which features top talent leaders from the RPO industry. Webinars are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of each month at noon ET and cover topics related to RPO drivers, adoption, best practices, and trends. 

The RPO Leadership Forum furthers RPOA’s mission of nurturing a collaborative community where thought leadership can be created and curated to educate the marketplace about RPO.

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