Online tools give HR professionals time to be strategic

By Mike Boydell
|CHRR, Guide to Recruitment & Staffing|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

Internet recruitment helps HR careers

Embracing the right mix of traditional and non-traditional recruiting tools currently available, including the Internet, gives HR professionals the opportunity to position themselves within their companies as essential contributors to the bottom line. The competitive edge in today’s market goes to organizations that master this mix, resulting in long-term retention of employees capable of translating corporate vision into daily behaviours and activities at all levels.

It’s hard to believe it was just a few years ago that HR professionals wasted long hours reviewing piles of unscreened paper resumes at the expense of other skills. Ironically, this was also a time when word of mouth, executive search firms, career fairs and newspaper ads made up the entire gamut of resources for attracting candidates.