Advantages and Disadvantages of E-Recruiting

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Though recruitment is an ongoing process, it needs equal importance whether a new organization is coming up or an existing one requires filling in the vacancies. With the internet becoming a reliable source of mediation, most organizations are opting for e-recruitment or recruitment through the internet. There are many benefits both for the employers and the job hunters.

Advantages of online recruiting:

• Cost effective: online recruiting and that too on the company’s website is relatively cheaper than advertising in the newspapers and other media forms.

• No intermediaries: the online recruitment process can be conducted directly without the intervention of intermediaries. This brings the management directly in touch with their prospective employees and information from both ends can flow freely.

• Reduction of hiring time: internet recruiting saves time. With resumes being sent electronically and interviews being conducted online, a lot of time is saved both for the employer as well as the job seeker. Employers can filter the applicants and call only the suitable candidates for the interview. On the other hand, job seekers can easily save on time and energy by giving interviews on the internet.

• Improved efficiency

• Round the clock access to online resumes

Disadvantages of online recruiting:

• Checking and screening a large of applicants is time consuming.

• It is difficult to check for the authenticity of the thousands of applicants.

• Many organizations are comfortable only with a face-to-face interview

• Low penetration of internet or lack of access and awareness may cause the real talent to remain untapped.

• Solely depending on online recruitment cannot find the best talent.

Therefore though there are disadvantages of online recruiting, yet the advantages far outweigh the drawbacks. Hence many firms and organizations are switching over to the internet for their staffing needs and with the world going techno-savvy the trend is here to stay.

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