Everything you know about talent acquisition is wrong: Introducing Recruitment as a Service

Now I’m not saying you should curl up in a little ball and die. Recruitment itself is not dead.

It’s simply changing shape.

You’ve got your in-house models, headhunters, and traditional recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) options.

But today, you can partner with Field of Talent on something fresh and exciting: Recruitment as a Service (RaaS), the most flexible, scalable talent acquisition model yet.

Exploring different recruitment models

You wouldn’t choose a brand new car without first having issues with your current one, would you?

No, of course not.

So why would you learn how RaaS can help your team recruit better talent faster, easier and more affordably, if you don’t first understand what’s wrong with your current options?

Well, that’s why we’re here. Here’s the lay of the land…

In-house recruitment models

In this traditional in-house talent acquisition model, your HR team handles everything.

Posting job ads and scheduling interviews to screening candidates and choosing the best option for the role.

Sure. It’s got some perks, like having full control over the process and recruiters knowing your company best.

But phew, in-house recruitment is time-consuming and super expensive. Plus, HR teams can sometimes struggle to keep up with changing hiring needs, especially if they have other tasks and more strategic goals in mind.

Headhunter models

Headhunters are the pros.

With their impressive industry-specific networks, these guys have a knack for getting the top talent you need.

But they’re not exactly known for their speed. And their fees? Sky-high.

And let’s not forget the lack of transparency, leaving hiring managers and talent leaders wondering what’s going on throughout the screening and interviewing process.

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)

Although they’ve been around for awhile, the newest kid on the block is RPO.

This is actually what we’ve been doing for the last few years before we transitioned into a superior model in RaaS (more on that below…).

RPOs streamline your recruitment process and work with you from “hi” to “you’re hired.” Meaning you have a …

  • faster,
  • more transparent,
  • more affordable partner than headhunters

They’re efficient and save you some dough.

But they can also ruffle some feathers in your HR department.

Are RPOs a threat to your job security? No. But the fact they are a better, more affordable option than in-house recruitment teams can cause some tension.

So what if there were a better way? 🤔 Psst… There is.

Recruitment process outsourcing is scared of recruitment as a service

Introducing Recruitment as a Service (RaaS)

RaaS is the evolved, modern version of RPO and offers your team a lot of advantages that those other models above 🙄 don’t.

Imagine taking the best of RPO, in-house recruitment teams and headhunter models. And mashing them into one flexible package…

Yep, you guessed it. That’s Recruitment as a Service, which lets you scale up or down as needed.

Just like a software platform and its many plans.

That’s the biggest game-changer with the RaaS. You can use RaaS as a supplement to your current recruitment strategy or have it handle everything. Plus, it’s designed to address common HR concerns, like job security and lack of control.

Why RaaS is superior to other recruitment models


RaaS is designed to work with your existing HR team, not replace it. We promise.

It’s like having an extra set of hands on deck, ready to jump in and help out when things get hectic. And we all know that happens quite often 😆

This way, your HR team can focus on what they do best (providing your people the best experience possible) while a RaaS partner handles the nitty-gritty of recruitment.


With RaaS, you can easily scale your recruitment efforts up or down as needed.

For example, it seems (I have a strong opinion on this I’ll share with you later…) we’re entering an economic downturn. If you think your company will be affected, you may want to reduce your talent acquisition budget. But keep in mind, if you want to emerge stronger post-recession, you should never completely stop recruiting. You should always be building, nurturing, and cultivating talent pipelines for the future.

And the opposite is true too. During an economic upswing, you want to get amazing talent before your competitors. So having a fast, scalable talent acquisition partner at your side is critical.

Got a sudden influx of job openings? No problem! RaaS can handle it. Need to dial things back a bit? That’s cool, too.


Who doesn’t love saving money?

Field of Talent’s RaaS is designed to maximize your investment through streamlining (Okay. I promise, no more buzzwords).

We’re professional recruiters and have centuries of experience on our side. So we know what it takes to hire great talent in 2023 and how to build an efficient pipeline that secures them.

With RaaS, you get a more efficient hiring process without the crazy fees that come with headhunters – up to 40% of a first-year salary 😮

Fewer costs. More results. That’s the way (uh-huh) I like it (uh-huh).

Enhanced candidate experience

Today’s market is ultracompetitive. Candidate experience will sometimes put you over the edge.

Gen Z and Millennial job seekers want a fast, well-communicated job hunt. Can you provide that?

RaaS helps you create a faster, more personalized hiring process that keeps candidates (even the ones who aren’t a fit) engaged and happy throughout.

Candidates, say goodbye to long wait times and impersonal “We regret to inform you”s and hello to a hiring process that puts you first. That’s the future.

Swiss army knife of recruitment: Recruitment as a service
  1. Flexibility
  2. Scalability
  3. ROI
  4. Candidate experience

What more could you want in a talent acquisition partner? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The rise of Recruitment as a Service (RaaS) is shaking up the world of modern hiring. With its scalability, flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and focus on candidate experience, it’s now the go-to recruitment solution.

Ready to take your hiring strategy to the next level?

Get a free consult with Field of Talent. We’ve helped organizations like Outside Source and USA Gymnastics completely transform their hiring strategy and get the talent they need to grow.

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