E-Recruitment: A Roadmap towards E- Human Resource Management

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ABSTRACT

The only vital value for an enterprise is the experience, skills, innovativeness and insights of its people. Human resources are the key components in every organization. It represents total knowledge, talent, and attitude, creative ability, aptitude and belief of an individual involved in the affairs of an organization. Management of human resources is an integral part for every concern. It is associated with the people at work and their relationships within and outside the enterprise. Recruitment of efficient staffis one of the important activities as it generates the human capital for the concern. In the recent years, the field of human resource management has undergone numerous technological advancements. Internet has made an impact on the overall functioning of human resource department. HR processes and procedures have been supported by everything from complicated file-folder systems to automation, going from usage multiple systems and databases to a single version of the whole system. It has progressed with frequent innovations viz; Human Resource Information System, Virtual Human Resources and Electronic Human Resource Management (E-HRM) etc. E-HRM means conducting of business transactions by using internet along with other technologies. In other words, E-HRM is a way of implementing HRM strategies, policies and practices in an organization through a directed support of web technology based channels. It influences every area of human resource management. E-Recruitment refers to posting vacancies on the corporate website or on an online recruitment vendors' website. It allows applicants to send their resumes electronically through an email or in some other electronic format. The e-recruitment methods and systems have helped to reduce much of the routine administrative tasks involved in recruitment. The study tries to identify the overall concept of e-recruitment. It aims at collecting information regarding methods viz; e-mails, corporate websites and commercial job boards etc. of e-recruitment. It includes the general advantages and disadvantages of e-recruitment.

Keywords: E-recruitment, Internet, Human Resources, E-HRM.

INTRODUCTION:

Recruitment includes those practices and activities carried out by the organization with the primary purpose of identifying and attracting potential employees (Breaugh & Starke, 2000). It is an important part of human resource management as it performs the essential function of drawing important resources i.e. human capital into the organization (Barber, 1998). Online recruitment, also known as e-recruitment is one of the worldwide trends for HR functions (Bussler & Davis, 2001). It has evolved into a sophisticated interactive engine with the ability to automate every facet of the hiring process virtually (Joe Dysart, 2006). The internet can ease the selection of employees, especially where long distances are involved (Galanaki, 2005). E-recruitment has grown rapidly over the past ten years and is now widely used by both recruiters and job seekers across the world (Cober & Brown, 2006). The internet has proved to be a powerful tool for the delivery of different kind of services like HR planning, HR evaluation, HR rewards and HR recruitment etc. under the umbrella of EHRM.

RECRUITMENT AND E-RECRUITMENT:

Recruitment includes those practices and activities carried out by the organization with the primary purpose of identifying and attracting potential employees. It is an important part of human resource management as it performs the essential function of drawing human assets into the organization (Barber, 1998). Recruitment is a process of searching candidates to fill vacant staffvacancies in any organization. The recruitment process attracts and secures the services of capable personnel with effective and optimum utilization of human resources. There are so many methods available to recruit the desired staffin any concern viz; recruitment agencies, newspapers advertisements, head hunting etc. …