Web-based recruitment gaining power through standardization

The Internet has revolutionized recruitment, but there are more changes still to come
By Mike Moralis
|CHRR, Guide to HR Technology|Last Updated: 06/20/2002

Using the Internet for recruitment can make the process more timely and cost-effective, as well as providing access to a broader pool of job candidates. Those are key drivers behind the proliferation of job boards in the past few years.

One of the shortcomings of the traditional recruitment process is that it involves “a huge volume of paperwork,” says Carolyn Collett, Toronto-based HRMS solutions leader for Oracle Canada. There are also issues related to the recruitment cycle and timeliness of communication, she says.

It’s increasingly common for organizations to post vacant positions on the corporate Web site as well as on job boards, which are essentially a place where resumes and vacant positions can be listed. And while both these approaches are helpful to both corporations and job candidates, there’s still potential for improving the interaction.