Electronic Recruiting: Death of the Paper Resume

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Electronic Recruiting: Death of the Paper Resume
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
I have noticed that many organizations will only accept electronic applications and resumes. I have also found that many of the electronic recruitment systems used by these organizations are less than perfect. Some of such systems are poorly designed and very complicated and may make an applicant decide to quit the application process. Many such inadequate recruitment systems essentially force applicants to retype their resumes based on a predetermined format, which often does not allow the candidate to attach their existing resume and/or covering letter.
Is it possible that organizations are missing out on skilled applicants? Should organizations still allow applicants to submit "paper" resumes? If you keep the process simple, will the end results be better?
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Greg North, HR Consultant, United States, Member
I agree that poor recruiting systems make it easy for skilled candidates to slip through the cracks, and employers may well end up losing them.
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