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HR jobs will not be compromised by new technologies
Thursday, 14 June 2007
Sales and marketing
Science, IT and Engineering
New recruitment technology will have a major part to play in all future job-hunting but a strong marketplace will still remain for HR jobs, according to a new report.
Cordoba Consulting conducted the new survey on behalf of REC-KPMG to assess the effects of technology and managed services on the recruitment and HR jobs sectors, reports Recruiter magazine.
Many large companies have begun to invest heavily in internet-based recruitment solutions, causing some in the HR industry to fear that their days may eventually be numbered. To calm these fears the new report insists that only a small spread of the largest and most well-known names will be able to rely totally on managed IT services for all their recruitment processes.
"Managed services are only suitable for the recruitment of large numbers of staff, who will be managed by the suppliers," REC research director Roger Tweedy told the magazine.
"The organisation must be well-known within a defined job market and be seen as a desirable employer if it is to have the luxury of choice within a pool of suitable talent," said Mr Tweedy.
"Most organisations do not and will not fall into this category."
While certain big-name brands - such as the BBC and Unilever - had reduced their agency services by up to 80 per cent in recent years, the report found that those companies with less immediately recognisable names would not be able to replicate such techniques.