The Role of E-Recruitment in Attracting Potential Candidates: Evidence from Fresh Graduate Job Seekers

  • Muhammad Hafeez Leads Business School & School of Business Administration
  • Umar Farooq Lahore Leads University, Lahore Pakistan & Shaheed Banzir Bhutto University, Shaheed Banzir Abad
Keywords: Recruitment, E-Recruitment, Cost Effectiveness, Easy to Use, Site quality, Organizational Attraction

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of an online recruitment system and its impact on organizational attraction towards fresh graduate job seekers. A sample, comprised of 302 fresh graduate job seekers from the HEC recognized well known business schools in the Lahore region, selected by Stratified Random Sampling through a questionnaire. Since the data was not normal, the Kruskill Wallis test of mean differences was applied. Furthermore, the Macro process tool for Regression analysis was used to investigate the matter of cost effectiveness, ease of use and site quality. It is concluded that E-Recruitment has a positive impact on organizational attraction. However, results also conclude that this positive relation between E-Recruitment and organizational attraction depends on the quality of the recruitment website. So, this study provides useful information for organizations seeking to adopt an E-Recruitment system to attract potential job seekers while concentrating on the quality of the websites.

KEYWORDS: Recruitment, E-Recruitment, Cost Effectiveness, Easy to Use, Site quality, Organizational Attraction.

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2017-12-24