Unwanted online jobseekers swamp HR staff

Recruiters must be more tech savvy to cope
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2004

Many employers will ramp up hiring in the next months only to be inundated with bad applications because they are misusing online recruiting tools, according to a survey by a leading Internet recruiting firm.

The Internet transformed recruiting in the last five years, but many HR departments complain that while job postings are reaching a greater audience employers are flooded with totally inappropriate applications.

A survey by online job board Workopolis showed that for most job postings less than 20 per cent of applications received are appropriate for the position.