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Online recruitment in New Zealand: An employers' perpective

By Shelley Breingan


The aim of this research was to determine the effectiveness and future potential of online recruitment from an employers' perspective. The literature published has been restricted mainly to computer software developers and computer companies. As a result it is inherently biased. These authors seem to exaggerate the positives and only briefly mentioned the downsides of online recruitment. Consequently critical analysis is imperative. While the Internet is currently being used primarily by employers in the recruiting process many believe technology will soon allow for further expansion into the selection process and other HR functions. As a result the recruitment, selection and induction processes may be moving closer together towards a seamless integration of the hiring process. 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Topics: online recruitment, computer software developers, computer companies, HR, Technology, T Technology (General), HF Commerce, HF5601 Accounting, HD28 Management. Industrial Management, H Social Sciences (General), HD Industries. Land use. Labor, HD28 Management. Industrial Management, HD61 Risk Management
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