Federal Government (Project RPO): Volume Recruitment

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Streamlined recruitment process resulting in shorter time to hire. Support for sourcing candidates that improved workforce diversity outcomes. Significant business results from Project RPO services for over six years.

Client Challenge

This essential federal government department has a large scale workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, geographically dispersed across 60 offices in more than 50 locations nationally and worldwide. In 2014, to meet their immediate and future critical volume workforce needs, the department sought to engage a strategic partner who could;

  • Attract quality candidates in line with stringent capability requirements

  • Successfully manage large candidate volumes whilst delivering a positive candidate experience

  • Streamline recruitment processes to deliver quality outcomes in shorter timeframes

  • Support diversity objectives

  • Adhere to strict confidentiality and security parameters


Throughout our partnership, ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions has successfully designed and implemented over nine volume, complex, national recruitment campaigns. Campaigns have delivered quality candidates from graduates through to specialist staff for a variety of areas.

The success of these and future programs is underpinned by;

  • Comprehensive client consultation and relationship development with focus on a deep understanding of needs

  • Detailed job profiling and development of competency matrix

  • Design and implementation of customised, streamlined attraction, assessment and selection processes supported by robust documentation ensuring replication and future efficiencies

  • Effective management of up to 10 recruitment stages

  • Group assessment centre methodology focussed on targeted candidate competency assessment and efficiency

  • Implementation of cutting edge applicant tracking and management technology

  • Application of a quality project management methodology

  • A dedicated recruitment team, phone line and email


Since 2014 ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions has;

  • Successfully delivered over nine volume, large scale national recruitment campaigns

  • Streamlined a lengthy recruitment process to ensure campaign delivery in condensed timeframes, as little as five weeks up to three months

  • Attracted and screened over 69,000 candidates

  • Managed anywhere from 1,500 to 7,000 candidates at a time through a robust seven to 10 step process

  • Recruited quality candidates for graduate through to specialised roles in line with stringent competency and security clearance requirements

  • Run a significant number of assessment centres nationally

  • Executed 40 assessment centres nationally in a four (4) week period alone

  • Delivered Merit Pools in excess of 1,000 candidates

  • Received consistently positive candidate feedback about their experience‚Äč