Magazine article Business Asia

Finding Staff the On-Line Way

Magazine article Business Asia

Finding Staff the On-Line Way

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CLIFF STONEMAN(*) looks at how companies can use the internet to fill their recruitment needs.

THE INTERNET HAS NOT lived up to the lofty expectations most of us had regarding the massive affect it would have on business. However, this is not the case when it comes to recruitment.

No other industry has so readily embraced the change that new technology has brought more than the recruitment industry, literally turning a regional industry into a global market almost overnight.

mycareer.com.au, Monsterboard, Seek and many others are becoming household names, and almost every recruitment consultancy has it own job search engine. Both the employer and the candidate are very comfortable with the services being offered, and this market will grow substantially once it recovers from the lack of confidence surrounding the demise of many internet players recently.

In a candidate short market, the electronic job boards will be full of positions on offer.

In a recessed market the job boards will be full of candidates looking for work. Either way the road forward for recruitment services on the net is rosy with a couple of thorns along the way. What does all this mean to employers?

You will be able to advertise for skilled staff without the need to use a vast array of magazines and newspapers to maximise chances of success. Also, the internet costs a lot less. This does not mean that quality print media should be ignored, as newspapers still have an intimate relationship with readers -- most job boards don't. …

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