Half of all firms now recruit via Net

first_imgHalf of all firms now recruit via NetOn 22 May 2001 in Personnel Today Morethan half of all employers are using the Internet to recruit potentialcandidates, according to the CIPD’s fifth annual recruitment survey.Morethan 55 per cent of the 250 HR professionals surveyed claim their company uses theNet to recruit employees, a rise of more than 10 per cent on 2000.Butthe survey, launched today at the CIPD’s Recruitment Conference in London, alsoshows that many employers feel they are duplicating work in using both theInternet and traditional recruitment methods to recruit.ImogenDaniels, the CIPD’s resourcing and development adviser, said, “Employersare using the Internet so they do not miss out on potential candidates,especially with the tight labour market.”Afterthe honeymoon period of a couple of years ago, when recruiters thought theInternet would revolutionise recruitment, they are now more wary. Some believethat time is being wasted on sifting through completely unsuitable candidates.”Morethan 62 per cent now use the Web to recruit for professionals. Butthere has been a 13 per cent drop between 1999 and 2000 in the number ofemployers recruiting skilled manual workers, to 35 per cent. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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