Recruiters morphing into matchmakers (Guest Commentary)

Recruiters should work closely with HR to ensure a good skills match
By Geoff Bagg
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/24/2012

The first online job board launched in 1992 and morphed into Monster in 1995. Workopolis went live in 2000. Since then, HR staff have had a new task — looking for needles in haystacks.

That’s because the days of manageable numbers of applicants looking for a job went the way of the busy telephone signal — unheard of.

As any overworked in-house HR specialist knows when wading through hundreds or thousands of resumés, more is not necessarily better. In addition, few companies assign HR staff the exclusive job of working a search but, instead, tack it on to an already long to-do list.