Biscuit firm builds on online success

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article United Biscuits is set to halve its recruitment costs by extending itsonline recruitment scheme. In September the company will start a three-month trial of the system, whichwill see its web-based graduate recruitment programme extended to cover allroles in its £20,000 to £50,000 wage bracket. Aileen Roberts, development manager of organisational change at UnitedBiscuits, predicts that the £40,000 costs of extending the online recruitmentprogramme will be recouped by the time 10 applicants are hired. United Biscuits claims that its graduate recruitment programme, which cost£30,000 to set up, has cut graduate hiring costs by 85 per cent and cut therecruitment process time by half. Roberts said that the move to broaden the scheme, “will release HR employeesfrom non-strategic activities”. “Line managers will have more ownership of recruitment, making HR morestrategic,” she said. Prospective employees will have to submit a pre-screening questionnairebased on role scenarios and company culture, an application form and their CVonline. Successful candidates will be offered face-to-face interviews.Applicants will also be given a password which allows them to track theprogress of their application. Roberts said, “The Internet fulfils a filter role, which funnelsapplicants down to a shortlist. A relationship with candidates is stillessential.” Related posts:No related photos. Biscuit firm builds on online successOn 21 Aug 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more