VIDEO: A Candid Conversation with Cory Kruse: Life, Work, and RPO

Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) dives into an interview with Cory Kruse, RPOA Advisory Board Member, to discuss life, work, and the RPO industry.

Cory Kruse talks to RPOA about the good, the bad, and the ugly of RPO, and his commitment and passion for recruiting and his team.

Topics discussed include:


  • What is RPO? What isn't RPO?
  • What's the difference between a staffing firm and an RPO firm?
  • How's the candidate experience different when working with a staffing firm vs an RPO firm?
  • What are some of the myths and misconceptions about RPO?
  • Why do you think RPO isn't as well known among some business & talent acquisition leaders?

Getting up close and personal with Cory...

  • How long have you been in the RPO space?
  • What makes you passionate about RPO?
  • What is the worst thing about RPO?
  • Tell us about someone who had a significant impact on your career.
  • What do you love about your team?
  • What would you be doing if you were not leading Orion Novotus?

What makes you passionate about RPO?

"The variety of what I get to do on a daily basis, and the overall humanitarian mission of finding people jobs and finding companies people. It is naturally just fascinating to me and it's one of the reasons why I've been in talent acquisition for so long."

"Besides, there are not many businesses that you can get into at a young age that give you exposure to so many different business industries, geographies, people, levels of people, cultures, etc. It's always been very challenging, ever moving, very fascinating, and very rewarding for me," describes Kruse.