The Impact of Technology on the Labor Procurement Process
9 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2012
Date Written: June 19, 2012
We construct a mathematical models to explore why digitization of employee recruiting process so far did not result in employers reporting hiring better candidates faster. We model multidimensional impact of internet technology with increases in the total number of applications, in the rate at which applications arrive, and in departure rates of applicants. We also assume that technology leads to a stochastic decrease in the quality of the applicants. We then model a firm's recruiting process and investigate analytically and numerically the expected outcome. We show that the decrease in quality can be the dominant effect resulting in poorer outcome.
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