The Impact of Technology on the Labor Procurement Process

9 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2012

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Edieal J. Pinker

Yale University School of Management

Vera Tilson

University of Rochester - Simon Business School

Date Written: June 19, 2012

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Pinker, Edieal J. and Tilson, Vera, The Impact of Technology on the Labor Procurement Process (June 19, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2087882 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2087882

Edieal J. Pinker

Yale University School of Management ( email )

New Haven, CT 06520
United States
203-436-8867 (Phone)

Vera Tilson (Contact Author)

University of Rochester - Simon Business School ( email )

Rochester, NY 14627
United States

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