Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Unfinished Business: Problems with Corporate Recruiting Websites

In this study, 45 undergraduate students applied for jobs through corporate recruiting websites, evaluating them according to ideal design principles. Useful evaluations were provided for 64 different websites, from Acme to Verizon. On a positive note, most companies made it easy to locate their recruitment portals from their main web pages and provided job descriptions as well as information about why they might be desirable employers. However, less than two-thirds of the employers responded within one week of application or allowed applicants to upload their resumes. Also, most employers required jobseekers to create usernames and passwords in order to apply.