Internet has became so popular in recruitment, for government agencies or private agencies, this is the new trend and the most efficient way to recruit.
The reasons of why internet has become the main media for
recruitment are as follow:
1. Lower cost. For the hiring company, posting job
vacancy on the internet would cost less than printing advertisement or
by other media such as television and radio. All the company need to do
is to post in their website or post on some free posting site about the
vacancy. Nowadays, government of Malaysia has provided
jobsmalaysia.gov.my for the company to post their job vacancy online
with no charges. If the company chose to recruit via printing media,
they have to pay a very high cost and get lower output. The charges of
their advertisement depends on the sizes the advertisement fits in the
paper and the period the company would like to post the vacancy. For
example, a 3x4 inch advertisement may cost RM300 for posting of vacancy
for 1 week. While posting via television and radio also cost huge amount
of money, it depends on the slot the company would like their
advertisement to show up. If the advertisement was to post on peak hour,
the chargers would be higher than that of off-peak hour.
Fast and easy. The posting of vacancy online
required only minutes, while posting via printing media requires days
and on TV and radio maybe require weeks for the production company needs
to arrange the showing slot to enable the advertisement to fit in their
show without compromising other advertisement and show.
3. Environmental friendly. Advertising vacancy via internet required no
paper, ink or motor vehicles. It is the most environmental friendly
method of recruitment, and that's the reason why people preferred this
method than others. While recruiting via printing media consume a lot of
papers and inks.
Popular social medium. People nowadays rely more on
internet to communicate with other people, be their family,coworkers,
friends or even strangers. The internet was like the 'other world' where
people can get tonnes of information at their fingertips. By posting
vacancy online, it would attract more people to apply for the job at a
quicker rate. Moreover, via internet, people could link the
advertisement for recruitment to their friends, they would become the
hiring company's 'HR managers' indirectly, who help to spread the news
and accelerate the process of recruitment.
Border-less. Recruitment via internet could help the
company to hire people not only within the nation, but also hiring
experts from foreign country without even traveling and paying high
cost to advertise in foreign newspaper.