Virtual HRM: A Case of e-Recruitment

Anna B. Holm



Although electronic recruitment is a widespread managerial practice of acquiring personnel, it still remains unclear exactly which organisational processes fall under its existing definitions. The research presented in this paper attempts to answer the fundamental question whether e-recruitment should be understood as means of automating the process of recruitment, or rather be treated as a more complex organisational concept. To clarify this issue the paper discusses the phenomenon from the open-system organisational perspective of virtual organising. The paper draws on the results of the qualitative exploratory study conducted in Denmark in 2008-2009. It concludes that as organisational concept e-recruitment is not only about application of technology to recruitment tasks. The process of e-recruiting spans organisational boundaries and directed to and affected by external environment of organizations.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Holm A. (2009). Virtual HRM: A Case of e-Recruitment . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-97-5, pages 49-58. DOI: 10.5220/0002174600490058

in Bibtex Style

author={Anna B. Holm},
title={Virtual HRM: A Case of e-Recruitment},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2009)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2009)
TI - Virtual HRM: A Case of e-Recruitment
SN - 978-989-8111-97-5
AU - Holm A.
PY - 2009
SP - 49
EP - 58
DO - 10.5220/0002174600490058