Going global: How international firms are using the Internet to recruit

By Stephen Jones
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/30/2001

Corporations are increasingly operating globally. Free trade and economic zones, the liberalization of investment and improved international transportation have allowed Canadian organizations to establish operations in diverse locations such as Sri Lanka, Mexico, Ireland and Malaysia. Companies are turning to global telecommunications networks, especially the Internet, to link together far-flung R&D, production and call centres.

Specialized enterprise software applications move vast quantities of data across the Internet to increase the speed and efficiency of logistics, supply chain management, customer service, and most recently, human resources management.

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