In June 2021, the RPOA hosted the first global RPO panel in collaboration with our partners at Everest Group. We were well into the pandemic and starting to experience economic recovery after a sharp decline in global RPO of 11 percent in 2020. The panel, moderated by leading global RPO consultant Erin Peterson, discussed current market data for North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Latin America and explored drivers and recent trends with panelists representing the RPO provider and RPO technology perspectives. 

In this 60-minute webinar, Everest Group analyst Ani Kulkarni will share the latest global RPO market data. Panelists Chip Holmes of AMS, Cherice Schmidt of KellyOCG, and Rob Navarrette of Willis Towers Watson will discuss the state of global talent and hiring. 

Access this informative and dynamic conversation moderated by RPOA Executive Director, Lamees Abourahma, to gain valuable industry insights.

What You'll Learn

  • The current labor market conditions and hiring trends in different regions of the world and how they have changed over the past couple of years.
  • The different ways RPO providers are helping bridge the gap between hiring demands and shortage of skills and talent supply. 
  • Global RPO market shifts, drivers, and outlook. 

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who should benefit


RPO Buyers

Business, HR, and TA leaders of organizations using RPO to hire globally.


Business and HR Leaders

Business executives and human resources leaders looking to understand the state of global RPO.


RPO Providers

Leaders and top executives of RPO and recruiting companies looking to stay informed of global RPO shifts and opportunities.

Meet the speakers

Aniruddha Kulkarni

Aniruddha Kulkarni
Practice Director at Everest Group

Aniruddha (Ani) Kulkarni is a Practice Director with Everest Group – a research and custom decision support firm that specializes in global services and technologies. At Everest Group, Ani leads the firm’s agenda in talent acquisition – both permanent and contingent talent. His team at Everest Group has been tracking the global Recruitment Process Outsourcing ((RPO) market for over a decade. He also led the research on Everest Group’s flagship report – Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) 2021 PEAK Matrix® which assesses the capabilities of major RPO service providers.

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Rob Navarrete
Global Talent Acquisition Leader at WTW

Rob held leadership roles at global companies like SAS, Capital One, Aimia and Aon. He has led large sized recruitment teams of up to 55 recruiting professionals within RPO and internal corporate recruitment functions across Canada, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.

As a proven Talent Acquisition leader, Rob has designed, built and executed creative and scalable recruitment strategies to support up to 18,000 hires per year. He has also led the design and implementation of various innovative recruitment and sourcing tools including: application tracking systems, data analytics, media cloud, CRMs, assessments, text recruiting and video interviewing. Based in Toronto, Rob lives with his partner of 17 years and their beautiful Chocolate Labrador dog, Summer. He loves to travel and is a big believer in health & fitness so when not at work, you can find him discovering a new city, country or at the gym putting in a great workout.

Chip Holmes

Chip Holmes
Managing Director, Client Services at AMS

As a Managing Director of Client Services at AMS, Chip Homes is responsible for the overall leadership and management of global talent acquisition teams across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.

Cherice Schmidt

Cherice Schmidt
Vice President - Global RPO Product, Operations and Client Delivery at KellyOCG

Cherice has product, operations & delivery, and Client management oversight for the RPO Solution, which includes leadership of a Global Team of over 400, consisting of Recruiting Directors, Operations Managers and Leads, Recruiting Team Members (Recruiters, Sourcers and Coordinators) and Recruiting and Sourcing Strategists. She is responsible for Team & Client Management, driving program results and growth, managing a large P&L, ongoing innovation and strategy, new Client sales and all operations related items. Additionally, Cherice leads the ongoing strategy and enhancements for the RPO Product, which includes developing new offerings/solutions, go to market strategy, driving new innovation and ongoing technology strategy.

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Lamees Abourahma
Executive Director at RPO Association

Lamees is an entrepreneur passionate about building remarkable organizations with exceptional services and customer experience. Lamees leads operation and strategy for the RPOA under the guidance of the Advisory team.

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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 3rd 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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