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Internet increasingly influential for graduate recruitment
Wednesday, 13 June 2007
A major new survey of recruitment and employment experts has found that more and more big-name companies are looking to conduct their graduate recruitment processes online.
Since the launch of the internet, a series of major job boards have sprung up and recruitment industry website Onrec.com has now asked a number of experts for their impressions of the current state of online graduate recruitment.
There was universal acceptance among the experts that the internet is now the prime resource for the graduate job-hunt, the online processes both able to attract candidates to suitable organisations and allow those firms to attain more information on prospective candidates in a shorter space of time.
"Increasingly, many large private and public organisations accept only online applications for graduate schemes. Examples include PricewaterhouseCoopers, the NHS, Accenture, and Diageo," commented James Meachin, from occupational psychologist consultancy Pearn Kandola
"One major change recently has been the high level of interactivity and media-rich content available to graduates," he continued.
"From attracting candidates, this interactive, media-rich approach, is beneficial as it increases graduates' understanding of the organisation. Candidates with more realistic expectations are more likely to perform well within an organisation, and less likely to leave early."
Mr Meachin also added that further innovations in graduate recruitment could soon see online interviews which use video and podcast technology to help determine candidate suitability.