E- Recruitment

E-recruitment, also known as “Online recruitment”, is the practice of using technology and in particular Web-based resources for tasks involved with finding, attracting, assessing, interviewing and hiring new personnel.

Many big and small organizations are using Internet as a source of recruitment. They advertise job vacancies through worldwide web. The job seekers send their applications or curriculum vitae (CV) through an e-mail using the Internet.

Alternatively job seekers place their CVs or resumes in worldwide web, which can be drawn by prospective employees depending upon their requirements.

The online promotion of an organization as a desirable place to work, through the corporate website or other venues, is one element of e-recruitment. The purpose of e-recruitment is to make the processes involved more efficient and effective, as well as less expensive. Online recruitment can reach a larger pool of potential employees and facilitate the selection process.

The two kinds of e- recruitment that an organization can use are –

Job portals: – Here the position with the job description and the job specification are posted on the job portal and also searching for the suitable resumes posted on the site corresponding to the opening in the organization.

Resume Scanners:- Resume scanner is one major benefit provided by the job portals to the organizations. It enables the employees to screen and filter the resumes through pre-defined criteria’s and requirements (skills, qualifications, experience, payroll etc.) of the job.

Job sites provide a 24*7 access to the database of the resumes to the employees facilitating the just-in-time hiring by the organizations. Also, the jobs can be posted on the site almost immediately and is also cheaper than advertising in the employment newspapers. Sometimes organizations can get valuable references through the “passers-by” applicants. Online recruitment helps the organizations to automate the recruitment process, save their time and costs on recruitments.

Techniques of E–Recruitment

E-recruitment should be incorporated into the overall recruitment strategy of the organization.

Giving a detailed job description and job specifications in the job postings to attract candidates with the right skill sets and qualifications at the first stage.

A well defined and structured applicant tracking system should be integrated and the system should have a back-end support.

Along with the back-office support a comprehensive website to receive and process job applications (through direct or online advertising) should be developed.

Advantages of E-Recruitment are:

No intermediaries.

Lower costs to the organization.

Posting jobs online is cheaper than advertising in the newspaper.

Facilitates the recruitment of right type of people with the required skills.

Reduction in the time for recruitment (over 65 percent of the hiring time).

Gives a 24*7 access to an online collection of resumes.

Online recruitment helps the organizations to weed out the unqualified candidates in an automated way.

Disadvantages of E-Recruitment

There is low Internet penetration and no access and lack of awareness of internet in many locations across India.

Screening and checking the skill mapping and authenticity of million of resumes is a problem and time consuming exercise for organizations.

Organizations cannot be dependant solely and totally on the online recruitment methods.

 

 

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