Due to the pandemic, businesses are continuously seeing a downturn that stagnates their growth. As a result, the world of recruiting has been in a deep slumber for months.

However, things are gradually getting back to normal as the world realizes that we need to continue living while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. 

With everything slowly getting back on track, recruitment managers are waking up.

Naturally, the hiring procedures have dramatically changed. Companies are now adopting e-recruitment methods to take new employees on board because these methods are more suitable for the current business environment.  

Also, e-recruitment provides managers with tools and software to choose the best talent from the lot. That’s why today hiring is done after analyzing big chunks of data and determining whether the selected applicant is the right fit for the business.

These days, internal and external recruiters are resorting to the assistance of web-based tools so that high volume recruitment or mass recruitment is done online.

In this article, the discussion revolves around the opportunities of online recruitment.

What Is E-Recruitment?

E-recruitment is the online process of filling vacant positions by leveraging the power of web-based technologies. Companies either hire professional agencies to perform the task or they have in-house recruiters to execute it. Why do businesses hire professional recruitment agencies? They simply don’t have the tools for video based interviewing and online assessments. Also, they lack the expertise of integrating multiple solutions to make the process smooth and time-efficient. But there’s another option, which is better than doing everything on their own or hiring professionals to execute the task. Before we talk about this, let’s discuss recruitment channels and platforms.

1.Recruitment Channels & Platforms

Job boards

Job boards can be a great place for recruiting professionals either by posting a job or by mining CV. However, job posting is expensive. For example, you need to pay anywhere from $250 to $350 per month for posting a single job on popular job posting sites.

Paid Facebook Ads

For E-recruitment and selection of candidates, companies are regularly running ads on Facebook, as ROI on Facebook is generally better providing your targeting is precise and covers the most suitable candidates.

Career Websites

Career websites can also attract relevant applicants, but you have to make investments as well. Luckily, not as much as you pay for targeted job boards.

Social Media Recruiting

Social media especially LinkedIn are treasure islands for professionals. E-recruiting on LinkedIn is on the high. E-recruiters of multinational or national companies are using the power of LinkedIn search to find the best fit. Yes, the process might take time, but it assures congruent selection of a candidate that potentially is the best fit to fill the job opening. Also, HR managers can take advantage of LinkedIn posts as they can really attract the attention of candidates that could make a perfect match. However, LinkedIn is not the only social media recruitment channel. There are other channels you can leverage to find the best fit.

To know more about e-recruitment and web-based recruitment in detail, read this article

E-Recruitment tools to make the Hiring Process a Breeze

Applicant Tracking Software

There’s no way a recruitment process can be done without applicant tracking software. It automatically collects and stores CVs of job candidates to sort through depending on the system hierarchy. If not for applicant tracking software, there would be a real mess.

Online Assessment tools

Online recruitment tools make it easier than ever to recruit candidates for a phone screening by assessing their skill set beforehand. Thus, it saves time that would otherwise be spent on an unsuitable candidate.

2. How E-recruitment blurs the boundaries

Pandemic has changed the job culture. Soon after the pandemic hit, many companies were forced to get into a remote mode. This state of things brought about a real challenge for recruiting professionals who are only starting to master e-recruiting software solutions to facilitate the process of  recruiting people online. However, it’s not enough to know how to use such software. The challenge is how effectively recruiting managers can use such tools. Another challenge in recruiting the best candidates for remote work is managing them. There could be time zone issues, cultural nuances, and much more. All this requires a cutting-edge web-based recruitment system that streamlines the whole procedure and makes the system free of glitches. Here, you’re left with two options: to learn how to leverage the power of tools or to contract an external resource such as a reputable agency that uses modern e-recruitment solutions to build remote teams around the world based solely on economic and cultural rationale.

However, it’s excruciatingly tough to figure out which agency is well versed in providing these services and whether they can build remote teams on your behalf, as they aren’t a part of your company and can’t replicate the vision.

No matter how hard they try or sound like someone from your company. No matter how well technically equipped they are, they will never be you or someone from your company.

Considering all the above factors, it makes no sense to buy a “pig in a poke” by cooperating with outsourcing companies.

Especially when you have an opportunity to create an Offshore Development Center  so that you can build teams made up of professionals you’ve already worked with and know that they adhere to your company’s values.

 How to create the Offshore Development Center

It’s crucial to find professionals you can trust who have been successfully working in this industry for a long time. At DNA325, we have been developing offshore centers that make the recruitment process a no-brainer for years. We have a vast portfolio of assisting western companies with opening similar centers in Eastern Europe. We can do the same for you, so you can easily manage online recruitment by leveraging the power of cutting-edge web-based tools.