RPOA peer forums are groups of four to 10 people with similar job function and company characteristics who meet regularly for confidential conversations to share their challenges, find support and insights, and learn and grow.
All RPOA forums are virtual, with the option of an in-person meeting at the RPOA annual conference. The cadence and focus of each forum are decided by its members. All forums share similar confidentiality rules and meeting formats.
RPOA Forums are set up and run by the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association. Forum members are encouraged to have their company’s support to meet the required commitment and reap the desired outcome.
"I currently belong to a peer group in RPOA, and I really enjoy having a 'safe' forum where we can talk about what we are all seeing in the industry. It not only helps to see what challenges and wins everyone is having, but I also come away from the call with a different perspective on how to approach situations that I am dealing with in my company and with our clients."
- Current RPOA Forum Member
RPOA forums follow industry best practices as defined by Harvard Business Review.
Standard structure to ensure efficient, equitable, and effective dialogue.
Regular schedule agreed upon by forum members–no less than quarterly.
Defined privacy rules aimed at creating a safe space for members to openly share.
Restricted access to forum members only.
A well-defined agenda and meeting roles.
To qualify for membership, you must meet the job function and company type outlined below for each forum.
RPO Executive Forum
CEO, Presidents, and Vice President of RPO providers
RPO Delivery Forum
Client Delivery Leaders and Operation Directors of RPO providers
Global TA Forum
Directors and other leaders of global RPO providers or Talent Acquisition Directors or Head of Talent for companies hiring globally
RPO, TA, and tech leader interested in staying current in the tech landscape and sharing experiences with peers in the industry
"I strongly encourage leaders to join RPOA forums. RPO is still somewhat of an untapped market, specifically in small-to-mid-market companies. Being a member gives visibility into what other RPOs are doing in the market as well as opens up opportunities for learning from industry experts and peer groups."
-RPOA Forum Member
Individual forum membership fee is $600 annually. Additional forum membership is $300 per forum (for a given member). For example, if a person joins both the RPO Executive Forum and the iCoCo Forum, their annual membership fee is $900 total. If one person joins the RPO Executive Forum and another person from the same company joins the iCoCo Forum, the total membership fee for both is $1,200.
All fees are in U.S. dollars.
Silver and Gold RPOA members receive a complimentary number of membership spots.
All forum members receive discounted tickets to RPOA’s annual conference in Chicago.
One complimentary forum membership (based on Silver Plan selection.)
Three complimentary forum memberships
$600 Annually for first forum. Each additional forums is $300
Membership in RPOA forums offers many benefits including
Ongoing meaningful relationships with external peers in a non-competitive format
A safe space for learning from your peers’ successes and failures
Development of communication habits that are useful in every aspect of members’ lives
Members of each forum will have the opportunity to plan a physical meeting during the RPOA annual conference.
Cory Kruse, Forum organizer and participant
Dan Mormak, RPO delivery leader and forum participan
Jason Krumwiede, Forum Chairperson
Patty Silbert, RPO leader and forum participant
Kevin Armstrong, RPO delivery leader and forum participant
Pam Verhoff, Forum organizer and participant