Since most e-recruiting portals suffer from outdated applicant profiles and receive little user return as soon as applicants have found a new job, in this study, the authors explore how to motivate applicants to keep their profiles up-to-date and stay connected with one specific recruiting portal throughout their careers. The authors interviewed applicants, system analysts and programmers of an Austrian e-recruiting portal. Narratives showing striking differences between these three stakeholders’ interpretation of system requirements for long-term usage are discussed. The identified requirements point to niche recruiting: integrating social network and community features for specified user segments sharing a similar social identity and fostering pre-existing offline ties among users for career purposes. Implications are sketched for more sustainable e-recruiting research, design and development.
|Title of host publication||Human interaction with technology for working, communicating and learning|
|Subtitle of host publication||Advancements|
|Place of Publication||Hershey, PA, USA|
|Publisher||Information Science Reference|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Furtmüller, E., Wilderom, C., & van Dick, R. (2012). Sustainable e-Recruiting Portals: How to Motivate Applicants to Stay Connected throughout their Careers? In A. Mesquita (Ed.), Human interaction with technology for working, communicating and learning: Advancements (pp. 66-86). Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Reference. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61350-465-9