Electronic Recruiting: Death of the Paper Resume


 
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Electronic Recruiting: Death of the Paper Resume
David Wilson, Manager, Canada

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?
Does a poorly designed electronic recruitment system cost the organization time and money? Do these systems discriminate against older applicants?
 

 
The Answer is Video Interviewing
Greg North, HR Consultant, United States
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.
There are also other ways, beyond a simple electronic recruitment system, candidates can be screened. Many companies are turning to pre-recorded interviews within the application to see candidate reactions and mannerisms. With a pre-recorded video interview, employers can make a better informed decision on whether or not to take the interviewing further. There's a lot more information here .
 

 











 

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