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E-Recruitment

What Is E-recruitment?
E-recruitment is an integration and utilization of
internet technology to improve efficiency and
effectiveness of recruitment process.
E-recruitment is an online recruitment where the
recruitment is done through electronic resources. It
utilizes the web based tools, techniques and
technologies.

BACKGROUND:
E-recruitment originated in the form of independent
job sites called bulletin board systems in the 1980s.
The United States started the global trend of erecruitment when Taylor launched Monster.com in 1994
with 20 clients and 200 job openings.
Today more than three-fourth of the Fortune 500
companies use online recruiting and approximately
about 18 million people are posting their resumes on
Internet portals such as Monster.com

E-recruitment Process:
A general E- Recruitment process is as follows:Identify

current
organisations.
Posting

needs

of

employment

in

the

the advertisement of job vacancy on job board

(Online).
Managing

the response i.e. Applicant database.

Short-listing
Arranging

of Applicant according to job specification.

and conducting online


chatting, video conferencing etc)
Decision

interviews

making regarding further process.

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E-RECRUITMENT IN INDIA:

Job Advertisement are posted regularly on online communities


like Forums, Blogs, and other websites.

Recruiters are aggressively using social networking sites like.


LinkedIn, Orkut, Facebook, Yahoo-360, Google+ for sourcing
qualified candidates.

Interview process
Initial discussion- Telephone/mobile.
Final discussion- Video Conference.

Online Career events, Virtual job fairs have been adopted by


Indian recruiters rapidly.

Advantages of e-recruitment:

Time Efficiency:
E-Recruitment System saves lot of time for both
employers and job-seekers.
It provides round the clock services.

Cost Efficiency:
There are no middle persons involved.
The work cannot be hampered.

Quality Efficiency:
Filters ineligible and unsuitable candidates.

Contd

Gives a 24*7 access to an online collection of resumes.

Online recruitment helps the organizations to weed out


the unqualified candidates in an automated way.

Recruitment websites also provide valuable data and


information regarding the compensation offered by the
competitors etc. which helps the HR managers to take
various HR decisions like promotions, salary trends in
industry etc

Disadvantages of using erecruitment:

screening and checking the skill mapping and


authenticity of million of resumes is a problem and
time consuming exercise for organizations.

There is low internet penetration and no access and


lack of awareness of internet in many locations across
India.

Organizations cannot be dependent solely and totally


on the online recruitment methods.

In India, the employers and the employees still prefer


a face-to-face interaction rather than sending e-mails.

SOME E-RECRUITMENT
PORTALS :
Www.All-biz.Com
Www.Naukri.Com
Www.Timesjob.Com
Www.Careershop.Com
Www.Hr.Com
Www.Jobweb.Com
Www.Monster.Com
Www.Recruitersonline.Com