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To Investigate the recruitment processes applicable to a rapidly growing technology industry, in order to examine how organisations can be more competitive in the war for talent

Redmond, Christopher (2013) To Investigate the recruitment processes applicable to a rapidly growing technology industry, in order to examine how organisations can be more competitive in the war for talent. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The growth of the technology industry began in the early noughties. It has since become the place to work, as there is an excessive amount of jobs with a lack of talent in the industry. This in turn has led to a war for talent among the established organisations in the IT industry. This research is investigating the different methods of recruitment used in order to develop that competitive edge to seek out the best talent available.

In the 1990's IT organisations were using methods such as newspaper advertisements and recruitment agencies in order to attract candidates. Once the Internet was introduced as a recruitment tool job boards became the new way of attracting and reaching out to applicants. Then, as the new social media era kicked in, organisations started becoming more proactive, with the use of LinkedIn and Facebook to attract them.

The researcher carried out a qualitative approach using both primary and secondary research in order to clarify what the most effective methods organisations are using in order to attract the best talent.

The primary research involved the use of semi-structured interviews with six IT organisations, and one professional IT consultant. The data collected maintained that LinkedIn plays a major role in recruitment especially reaching out to passive candidates, however, other methods of recruitment are just as effective.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Recruitment > E-Recruitment
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 13:49
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2013 13:49
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/844

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