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Impact of Technology on Human Resource Recruitment & Selection Recruitment in the Past Companies would advertise vacant positions through newspaper, internal recruitment, or through simple postings in the main plant. Selection in the Past The most qualified applicants would not be aware of these job vacancies, therefore companies often had to fill the positions with people that were not very qualified or had limited knowledge due to small candidate pool. Recruitment Today Given the great advancements of technology, particularly pertaining to the Internet, both Companies and Individuals have greatly benefited from these advancements. Benefits to Employers • People from anywhere are able to view job openings with various companies. • Companies can attract more applicants by providing the benefits that the company has to offer online. • Lower cost-per-hire Benefits to Individuals • Ability to submit resumes online. • Ability to view job openings anywhere in the world. • Ability to view different jobs, job description, location, and pay on websites such as monster.com Selection Today • Companies can identify candidates with skills that match open positions faster. • HR has a larger applicant pool with more qualified experienced individuals. • Leads to increase retention. The Future of HR Recruitment • In the future more companies will design web pages to enable individuals to search for job vacancies given the great benefits that the Internet has to offer. Who uses the Internet to search for jobs • Although it is perceived that the majority of people who use the Internet to search for jobs are college graduates, that is not the case. • Individuals with only a high school degree, two-year college degrees, or some high school are said to be the main online job hunters. What does this Mean? • With the increase number of people using the Internet, it is only logical for companies to post their job openings given that that is where individuals are searching for jobs. • The transaction of Recruitment as well as Job Searching is of minimal cost to both Employers and potential Employees.
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