Screening Applicants – or, How to Find the Needle in Your Haystack

According to Wikipedia, a needle in a haystack is “a figure of speech used to refer to something that is difficult to locate in a much larger space.” Or, put another way, “to search for something that is impossible or extremely difficult to find, especially because the area you have to search is too large”.

If you work in recruitment, either as recruiter or an HR specialist, you know how this feels. It’s what you experience every time you post a new vacancy and in response receive dozens (or perhaps hundreds) of applications. Your job then is to find “the needle in the haystack” – the applicant(s) worthy of the open position, and qualified for round two of your recruitment process.

Screening Applicants

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eRecruitment Solution for Blue-Collar Positions

We’re often asked, “Is an eRecruitment solution applicable for hiring blue-collar positions where applicant information is typically transferred by hand/hard copy?”

The answer is a resounding “Yes!” In fact, it makes perfect sense for the hiring company and the applicants!

For any position, an eRecruitment solution is a better solution than receiving applications via email or post. There are several reasons for this:

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