Digital recruitment methods 'growing'

21-08-2008

Digital recruitment methods 'growing'
Online recruitment is to take a new turn as trends towards digital utilities such as video CVs look set to grow in popularity, an expert has said.

Law firm Cobbetts pointed out that "more and more" businesses are looking towards video CVs and virtual applications, but also pointed out that legal hazards could arise from this, onrec.com reported.

Judith Watson, head of employment for the company, said that although technological advances seem positive, employees may increasingly practise discrimination based on "stereotypical assumptions" made while watching video applications.

However, she added: "The video CV gives employers the opportunity to assess a candidate’s compatibility straight away, which may lead to a faster and more efficient selection process."

Around four out of five American companies are now open to utilising technological advances, according to the magazine.

Last month, UK website iprofile, which stores virtual CVs online, expanded its operations by signing contracts with several large Australian firms.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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