Based on our reading material, what are the two most interesting benefits that you learned about e-Recruiting?
E-Recruiting systems have several advantages to them, that employers and job hunters feel help them in their search for candidates or jobs respectively. The traditional methods of recruiting have been newspaper/magazine advertisements, private or public employment agencies, referrals from employees, partners or friends, schools and colleges. Job hunters have used these as well as networking, solicitation and yellow pages. E-recruiting offers some advantages that these methods do not offer at all or do so inadequately.
Large applicant database: Employers literally have millions of prospective candidate profiles that they can search on to find the ideal employee who fits the requirements of the job. In other methods of job posting, typically, the employer may receive a few hundred replies for their jobs posting. Hence the chances of finding someone suitable becomes much less. The employers can search on different skills and attributes to the right candidate. From the candidate’s prospective, they have an enormous number of jobs that they can apply to.
In the other methods, the employer has to spend significant amount of time to review and filter through applications and resumes, most of which do not meet the needs of the job post. This manual process is very cumbersome. More than the productivity loss is the danger of hiring a wrong candidate because of lack of attention in reviewing the candidate details due to fatigue. The e-recruiting application avoids this to a significant degree by providing very powerful search capabilities. They offer the employers to search on a wide variety of characteristics specified in the profile. This could include searching for keywords in the resumes that would enable them to filter out candidates who do not a particular type of experience. When combined with the fact that the candidate database is huge, millions of...