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Unveiling the Mysteries of the “Black Hole” in Recruiting Systems: Connecting Recruiters and Job Seekers Like a Jigsaw Puzzle

Lim, L., Wang, Y., Hoshino, Y. and Islam, M.N. (2015) Unveiling the Mysteries of the “Black Hole” in Recruiting Systems: Connecting Recruiters and Job Seekers Like a Jigsaw Puzzle. Procedia Manufacturing, 3 . pp. 3470-3477.

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Abstract

This paper tries to unveil the mysteries of the “black hole” in recruiting systems. A literature review discovered elements contributing to the “black hole” in recruiting systems, for instance, compulsory form filling processes, delusional job specifications, resumes mysteriously disappearing into a vault, and the Missing in Action recruiter etc. A framework was formed to describe the rationale for the tedious form filling requirement, unrealistic essential qualifications, lack of human involvement, the unread resumes, the available positions not advertised, and the silent treatment. Challenges faced by recruiters and obstacles faced by job seekers were considered. Action plans to reveal, remove, and renew the “black hole” in recruiting systems were put in place. Standard guidelines for all organizations to follow regardless of industry which adhere to a few conditions were also presented.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Copyright: © 2015 The Authors.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/35340
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