What is E-Recruitment?

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you will find this Glossary useful.

E-recruitment, also known as online recruitment, refers to the use of web-based technology for the various processes of attracting, assessing, selecting, recruiting and on boarding job candidates.

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E-recruitment definition

E-recruitment, also known as online recruitment, refers to the use of web-based technology for the various processes of attracting, assessing, selecting, recruiting and on boarding job candidates.

Through e-recruitment employers reach larger number of potential employees. Companies may build their e-recruitment platforms in-house, use e-recruitment HR software or employ recruitment agencies that utilise e-recruitment as part of their package.

E-recruitment elements

1. Applicant tracking: candidate status with respect to the jobs applied by him/her

2. Employer’s website: provides details of job opportunities and collecst data for the same

3. Job boards: carry job advertisements from employers and agencies

4. Online testing: some kind of evaluation of candidates over Internet

5. Social media: quick reach out to potential candidates

Advantages of e-recruitment

- cost effective as it's generally free and it minimizes labor cost

- reaches bigger audiance as the user can target a far wider audience without having to pay extra

- user friendly

- enables dynamic content making user's adds more appealing to job seekers

- shortenes hiring process

- immediacy because most posts and replies appear in real time

Disadvantages of e-recruitment

- not suitable for senior positions where the pool of prospective candidates is much lower

- high volume of responses including large number of unsuitable candidates

- technology issues that come from standardising the application process

- too impersonal


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