The Impact of E-Recruitment on Candidates’ Attitudes: A Study on Graduate Job Seekers of Bangladesh

Journal of Human and Social Science Research; Vol. 08 (01), 2016, 009-017, ISSN 2331-4974

9 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2016

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Sajjad Hosain

Sichuan University - Business School

Kazi Ullah

Uttara University

Md. Mohsan Khudri

University of Memphis

Date Written: February 2016

Abstract

Since the inception of 21st century, the world has been experiencing a tremendous application of information technology within the functional departments of the business organizations. HR, as the life blood of all functional departments, also tends towards using technology extensively. Electronic recruitment is the system of recruiting candidates through electronic sources is now widely practiced as part of the technology orientations. Notwithstanding having great influence of technology on recruitment in advanced countries, the country like Bangladesh is still unaware of the techniques and effects of e-recruitment. Fathoming the demand, this study aims at pinpointing the impact of e-recruitment on the attitude of graduate jobseekers in Bangladesh. Judgment sampling has been adopted to recruit the respondents from the graduate job applicants. Sample size deemed for the study was 227. Z-test, simple linear and multiple linear regression analysis were applied to analyze the data. The study reveals that internet is the most preferred source to search job. It also shows that the effectiveness of e-recruitment depends upon advertisement placement where perceived advantages and ease of use have significant impact on candidates’ intention to apply. The study might be proven crucial for the HR practitioners to understand the perceptions of potential candidates. At the same instance, the academicians are expected to find a new window to be explored.

Keywords: E-recruitment, Internet Recruitment, Perceived Advantages, Ease of Use, Human Resource Management

JEL Classification: M12

Suggested Citation

Hosain, Sajjad and Ullah, Kazi and Khudri, Md. Mohsan, The Impact of E-Recruitment on Candidates’ Attitudes: A Study on Graduate Job Seekers of Bangladesh (February 2016). Journal of Human and Social Science Research; Vol. 08 (01), 2016, 009-017, ISSN 2331-4974, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2786911

Sajjad Hosain (Contact Author)

Sichuan University - Business School ( email )

China
13258313858 (Phone)

Kazi Ullah

Uttara University

Dhaka
Bangladesh

Md. Mohsan Khudri

University of Memphis ( email )

Memphis, TN 38152
United States

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