The majority of corporations have discovered that it is financially more feasible to use employment agencies when they have job openings rather than keep an in house staff working to hire new employees. Since the internet allows people more opportunities to connect the employment agencies have incorporated online recruitment as a means of finding the qualified individuals.
Online recruitment is not a lot different than the basic recruiting done by listing job openings in the yellow pages. The offices that screen individuals so they can match the right people to jobs simply post the listings on bulletin boards online rather than in the newspapers and traditional places.
Individuals read the online recruitment advertisements and they answer them if they feel they have the correct qualifications, and they think the position would be something they would like to do. Some of the agencies that do the online recruitment even send out emails to people they feel will be likely to be interested in the opening they are attempting to fill.
The online recruitment services that the agency provides will include the initial assessment of the applicant to ascertain if they have the correct credentials to fill the opening. Some of the other services that may be done by these agencies for the corporations are:
• Criminal background checks
• Initial interviews
• Educational background checks
• Pay rate negotiations
• Negotiations of other bonuses like vacation time, accrued leave time, pay raises, and hours of employment
When the agency has someone they feel fits the profile that their client established they will make a connection between the client and the individual so the individual can be evaluated further by the resource department of the company that is hiring. When the job opening is filled the notifications will be removed from the internet sites where they were listed. The campaign will be over and the company will have to pay another fee to start a new campaign.
Campaigns can involve the locating of several individuals to fill more than one opening in a corporation. These will of course be slightly more expensive to run, but they allow the corporation to have many applicants screened so they can keep a full crew of employees.
Companies are charged in many different ways by the employment service agencies to recruit employees for them. Some of the time the corporation will pay per candidate that the agency screens and recommends, and there are also agencies that charge per campaign, or opening, rather than by the candidate. Flat fee charges per campaign are the most popular type of listings at the current time. This is because flat fee can save the corporation a lot of money, as well as a lot of time.
Employment agencies that do online recruitment are also paid by individuals that want to find a job. The agency will make a profile of the person and does the initial background check so that when a job is listed that the person is qualified for they can automatically connect them to the employer.