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Case Title:

E-Recruitment: Challenges and the Future Ahead

Publication Year : 2010

Authors: D John, F Nightingale and A Syed

Industry: General Business


Case Code: HRM0072IRC

Teaching Note: Not Available

Structured Assignment:  Not Available

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Recruitment has become an important process in the highly competitive labour market. The traditional methods of recruitment had been revolutionised by the emergence of the Internet. e-Recruitment is the latest trend in the recruitment process and it has been adopted in many organisations from large to small-sized companies. Many companies use e-Recruitment to post jobs and accept resumes on the Internet, and correspond with the applicants by e-mail. The main success factors of e-Recruitment are the value-added services provided by the job sites, cost-effectiveness, speed, providing customised solutions, helping to establish relationships with HR managers and facilitates brand building of the companies. Though there are many benefits to the employers and the job seekers in e-Recruitment, it still has its own limitations and shortcomings. The case study helps to analyse the pros and cons of e-Recruitment and its increasing scope in the recruitment process of a company.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To understand the trends and practices of e-Recruitment in the recruitment process of a company
  • To compare the traditional recruitment process with e-Recruitment and also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of e-Recruitment
  • To analyse the potential of e-Recruitment and the challenges faced by it.

Keywords :  e-Recruitment, General recruitment strategies, HR professionals, e-Recruitment trends, e-Recruitment practices, Advantages of e-Recruitment, Disadvantages of e-Recruitment, Job sites, Corporate websites,,,,, Challenges

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