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Is the recruitment of employees over the Internet. Originally used mainly for technical and IT staff this form of recruitment has grown rapidly in recent years in line with growing use of the Internet. It is used particularly for more junior or entry-level positions, but all types of job can be and are advertised in this way. E-recruitment assumes a number of different forms. Many individual employers now advertise jobs on their own website and use Internet recruitment as an alternative or supplement to external advertising. In addition, there are ‘job boards’ operated by specialist Internet companies that act as labour market intermediaries, advertising vacancies on a website and holding details of those seeking work on file. Finally, there are Internet directories that list job vacancies on company sites and allow free connection from the directory to the company website. E-recruitment consists in large part of advertising jobs through a new medium. It can involve more than this, however, and many companies perform initial screening of job applicants via Internet questionnaires and even, controversially, apply psychological tests via the Internet.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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