Review How the Latest Advances in Technology Have Impacted on the Recruitment and the Selection Process

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Review how the latest advances in technology have impacted on the recruitment and the selection process Managing People - 4BUS1037
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Module Leaders - Marilyn Farmer and Wendy Yellowley
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This essay will review the impact that the latest advances in technology have had on the recruitment and selection process. “Recruitment is the process of having the right person, in the right place, at the right time” and is crucial to organisational performance. Recruitment is a crucial activity, and a number of areas of a company are usually involved in the selection
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Companies continue to try and embed technology into their recruitment system whenever possible. One example of it being successful is when Imperial Tobacco launched an online recruitment and talent management platform to reduce the amount that the company relied on recruitment agencies, resulting in a huge saving of 10,000 within weeks. Rebecca Male, HR business partner at Imperial Tobacco UK said: "Within a month of rolling out the new software, we successfully recruited an area sales manager directly which, on its own, avoided an overall recruitment cost of as much as £10,000. A typical sales recruitment campaign can result in five or six employees being appointed, at a cost of at least £6,000 each time. The return on investment potential is therefore substantial, and we are predicting the software to have paid for itself within six to 12 months” (Woods, 2010). Many companies have followed Imperial Tobacco and have been trying to implement an online recruitment system including; John Lewis, Mamas and Papas, Manchester City Football Club and WH Smith just to name a few, as they feel it would save huge amount of costs and time (Woods, 2009abcd).
Skype is ever growing and is now being used by firms to interview candidates due to the fact that is saves considerable amounts of costs. One positive for it is that some find that being interviewed in the

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