Online Recruitment / E-Recruitment – weighing up the advantages/disadvantagesAug 20 posted to Employers
Over recent years online recruitment has revolutionised the recruitment process and can be a lot cheaper than traditional print advertising and recruitment agencies. Recruitment websites (Job Boards) such as Monster, Total Jobs and CV Library have the capability to target a wide audience of individuals who have registered on their site. Online recruitment can therefore be very effective in attracting an immediate and targeted response.
- Very quick – a job vacancy can be added to a job site by almost anyone who has Internet access. Applications can arrive within minutes of the advert being placed online
- Job seekers can search and apply for jobs 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Access is global and adverts can stay online for longer
- At an additional cost, options for proactive candidate searching via CV databases.
- Advertising a position on a reputable job site usually costs between £200-£500.
- Like with all types of recruitment advertising there are no guarantees regarding placements
- As with print advertising, the ability to attract candidates is dependent upon the job and its job advert
- Choose the wrong Job Board for your particular role and costs can escalate
- TIME – you will require resource in-house to write advertisements, manage responses, shortlist, organise interviews etc.
- No Replacement Guarantees – should you employ someone however they leave in their first few weeks of commencing, the process starts again.
In our next article, we will look at the Advantages and Disadvantages of Fixed Fee (Flat Fee) Recruitment Companies.
Please contact us on 0844 504 4666 should you wish to find out more about recruiting via online recruitment sites.