What started as simple online posting of jobs on corporate websites has not become a complex affair with multitude of features and capabilities. But, e-recruitment has only benefits to offer for both – job-seekers and recruiters. It is a highly advanced, fast, and convenient version of traditional recruiting processes. It has almost replaced newspaper recruitment ads, as most employers see better results through e-recruiting channels. Print job ads offered only one way communications, i.e., people can see the ads and reply; while e-recruitment offers two way communications, where companies can contact suitable candidates and vice versa.
Advantages of using e-recruitment for employers and recruitment agencies:
In today’s time when attrition rates are higher and there’s a constant need to ramp-up resources for various new projects; recruiters have to source the right candidates faster – and what is more convenient than doing it from their workstation. The entire recruitment process can be executed online. This involves:
- Posting jobs in real-time and managing already posted jobs
- Searching and matching candidates in resume databases
- Validating candidate’s skills and qualifications
- Sending auto-response emails
- Communicating with the candidate till closure
- Corporate brand building
- Scheduling meetings, archiving information, and keeping historical activity records, and much more
In other words, e-recruitment applications enable companies to keep complete track of job openings and fill them faster. Using e-recruitment significantly reduces time-to-fill and makes the workforce more productive as they have all the ammunition for effective recruitment in their hands. Many corporates are successfully using hi-end e-recruitment applications and reaping its benefits.
Advantages of using e-recruitment for job-seekers:
E-recruitment has made the job-search scene much easier than ever before. Job-seekers can just log on to view thousands of job openings across the world, without going anywhere (the good old newspaper has only hundreds of openings that come once a week.) The best feature for candidates is the advanced search option. They can look for relevant jobs based on domain, experience, location, type, and a lot more. Another important advantage is that they can save and edit different versions of their resumes by simply filling in the questions and then apply for any job with a single click without the need for posting the resume again. They may also take advantage of other add-on features like resume builder, resume posting to HR consultants, video resume building, automated job alerts, and so on.
Advantages of building an e-recruitment site for webmasters:
Webmaster can earn a lot of profits if they create a powerful e-recruitment site and market it well. Market for general recruiting is already captured by some big players like naukri.com and monster.com, so it is a good idea to make a niche job board targeted only to a certain section of the job market – for instance IT jobs, BPO jobs, Healthcare jobs, Finance jobs, Media Jobs, etc. By marketing the website to the right target audience webmasters can build a steady stream of relevant traffic that will help them in slowly building their database of resumes. Once the process is created, it will sustain itself with regular maintenance.