Gone are the days when online recruitment was the exclusive domain of the technologically savvy, the curious and the ultra-sophisticated. Today, with this medium tried, tested and proven to be true and more importantly indispensable, professional recruiters and employers alike rely on job portals as a primary source of professional talent both on a stand-alone basis and in some cases to complement traditional hiring methods. There has been a paradigm shift in the way companies recruit thanks to the value, efficacy and ease-of-use of today's career sites and with internet penetration levels ever skyrocketing, geographic boundaries blending when it comes to professional mobility and the quest for top talent at fever pitch in booming regional economies, this medium is definitely here to stay.
So here are the benefits of online recruitment that have led to such a meteoric rise in its use and revolutionized the way companies hire and candidates search for jobs in such a short time span?
E-recruitment allows for immediate real-time interaction and 24x7 hiring/job search activity. Employers can post a job in as little as 10 minutes on a career site with no limits to ad size and start receiving CVs in response immediately. This is in comparison to traditional methods where a newspaper ad may take appear a week later and only for a day, or a recruiter has to wait till month-end to reap the benefits of an ad in a monthly industry or geography-specific publication. Typically, e- recruitment hiring is on average 70% faster than traditional hiring methods and the recruiting cycle is speeded up at every stage from posting, to receiving CVs to filtering to managing the contacts and workflow.
Costs of posting jobs and/or searching for candidates on job portals can be up to 90% lower than the costs of using traditional search firms and/or advertising methods. These job portals are 30% cost-effective than what many traditional recruiters or consultancy firm charge or the costs of newspaper/publication ads for the same reach and time period.
Wider reach for employers
Unlike traditional methods which are usually restricted by career level, geography, industry or other parameters online recruitment portals typically have current and active talent databases that cover all career levels, industries and regions. Huge money is spent ensuring the databases are diverse, updated regularly, relevant and high quality. Sprawling business development teams also ensure that affiliations are established whereby the portals are always prominent and top-of-mind with the relevant candidates and are visited by the target job seekers regularly.
State-of-the-art filtration tools
Leading job sites like oneweeknoticeperiod.com offer employers the latest technologies and filtration criteria that help them find potential future candidates in the easiest, most rapid and efficient way. Job portals provides its community of employers with unique search criteria and state-of-the-art screening and sorting tools to help them quickly and easily target and contact both active and passive professionals without the delay of using a go-between.
Allows for confidentiality
Both employers and job seekers can elect to maintain their confidentiality. Employers can elect to search the databases without posting a job if the vacancy is sensitive in nature, or they can post a vacancy while keeping the company name confidential. Similarly, candidates can post their CVs online while keeping present employer's name confidential.
Allows for proactivity
The employer/recruiter is in full control of the hiring process with online recruitment, can contact candidates real-time and directly and does not require a middleman to sift through, filter, assess or select the required candidates. By being in the driving seat the employer gains valuable insight into the nature of the marketplace and the competitive landscape for the position. He is also able to ensure a superior match and a better fit for the long term.
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