What Are the Advantages of Online Recruiting?

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What Are the Advantages of Online Recruiting?
Learn the benefits of online recruitment. (online image by Leticia Wilson from Fotolia.com)

Online recruitment, also known as web-based recruitment or e-recruitment, involves using the Internet or online technology to attract job applicants. For recruiters, this could be executed by using the company website, a job board or third-party job website or a resume database search engine to administer the process. Online recruitment has become a standard aspect of the recruitment process for most organisations and companies.

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Wider Acess to Skilled Employees

When companies advertise their jobs online, they have a better chance of tapping into a larger pool of candidates. Online recruiters can successfully locate skilled candidates through job advertising and company marketing. By using these online portals to find suitable job candidates, companies can also tap into the international market, thereby refreshing the stale market with new skills and talent. With a wider reach for skilled candidates, regardless of their location, recruiters will better locate the most suitable employees for their companies.

Easier and Quicker Recruitment

When online recruiters use the many technological tools available, the entire recruitment process is simplified. Online recruitment can quickly cover the pre-screening questions in job posts by requesting candidates fill out applications or answer questions online. This hastens the hiring process. The manual process of filing application forms and other documents has been replaced by a method that is automated and highly efficient.

Cost Effective

Advertising jobs in a national newspaper can cost thousands of dollars. Advertising online is substantially cheaper. Traditional print advertising, whether in the local, national or trade press, has many limitations. Success of such print ads will depend on the people who get to chance upon reading the ad on that newspaper page, on that issue. Online recruitment is more efficient. Job vacancies posted online are available 24/7 for as long as recruiters want them posted. Candidates may easily search for them and go back to them as often as needed. Recruiters also can easily shortlist candidates at a much quicker rate, saving time and thus money.

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