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Online recruitment is 'key'

Published: Tuesday, 06 May 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

The public sector can improve recruitment processes by embracing online services, it has been claimed by one expert.

Onrec.com reports that Richard Tyrie, co-founder of JGP, said that local government employers need to "revolutionise" their recruitment strategies in order to attract the required number of suitably qualified staff.

They can do this by making use of online recruitment services and social media sites, the expert noted.

As more baby-boomers retire and the number of potential candidates falls, "online recruitment will become the tool for local authorities, housing associations and primary care trusts to win what is definitely a ‘war for talent’ over the next decade," Mr Tyrie claimed.

Those looking for graduate jobs may be interested to know that a recent study by Cranfield School of Management indicated that the public sector could enjoy significant benefits from e-recruitment.

Dr Emma Parry, author of the study and research fellow at the school, said that recruitment has become "problematic and expensive" due to skills shortages and high demand.

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