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E-recruitment 'effective way to attract talent'

Published: Wednesday, 30 April 2008   Category: Public sector

E-recruitment is a cost-effective and efficient method of attracting talented and diverse public sector candidates, which may be of note to graduates considering such a career.

Research by the Cranfield School of Management looked at the potential benefits of e-recruitment for public sector employees and examined how such systems can be deployed within the public sector to attract high-quality job seekers.

Dr Emma Parry, author of the study and research fellow at Cranfield School of Management, commented: "Recruitment has become more problematic and expensive in the UK due to increasing skills shortages and demand for labour.

"These issues are exacerbated within the public sector because of the demands on this sector to be cost effective, efficient and transparent in its spend."

She added that public sector companies can gain substantial benefits from e-recruitment, as long as they approach it correctly "in terms of candidate engagement".

According to the research, e-recruitment could remove the need for paper and reliance on agencies, while reducing administration and time to hire.


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