E-Recruitment: Practices, Opportunities and Challenges

Ugo Chuks Okolie, Ikechukwu Emmanuel Irabor


E-Recruitment is a new technological means for selecting one of the companies’ most crucial resources, i.e. human resource. Recruitment has become an important process in the highly competitive labour market. The traditional methods of recruitment has been revolutionized by the wave of internet. E-recruitment is the latest trend and it has been adopted by large and small-sized organizations. Many companies use e-recruitment to post jobs and accept resumes on the internet, and correspond with the applicants by e-mail. The main success factors of e-recruitment are the value-added services provided by the job sites cost effectiveness, speed, providing customised solutions, helping to establish relationship with HR managers and facilitates brand building of the companies. Despite the inherent benefits, certain challenges are also associated with the e-recruitment process. The emerging trend in technology and process or globalization suggests that the process will continue to expand, and consequently organizations should key in into the process to enhance the quality of their staff recruitment functions. The main objective of this study is to analyse the overall trends in e-recruitment use and practice and to list the opportunities and challenges faced by job seekers and employers.

Keywords: e-recruitment, opportunities, challenges, e-recruitment practices, e-recruitment trends.


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