Abstract: This paper addresses the evaluation of an ePortfolio platform by organizations for recruitment purposes. The aim was to assess the contribution of online labour market intermediary AlmaLaurea towards enhancing the quality of the information and subsequently facilitating more effective recruitment practices by organizations in Italy. An online survey was distributed among 276 recruiters who used the AlmaLaurea service for recruitment purposes. Results show that recruiters mostly use AlmaLaurea in the pre-selection phase of recruitment, that they are satisfied with the ease and speed of use, validity and reliability of information, and quality of the profiles. Furthermore, they rank AlmaLaurea as a relatively effective tool in the spectrum of a wide range of available recruitment tools. Certain mismatches between what recruiters seek for in candidates and the extent to which they find these characteristics in AlmaLaurea profiles were identified, most notably related to hard-to-verify information (professional ambitions, soft skills, knowledge on sector of the firm). Implications of these findings are discussed.
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Lievens, R., & Ferrante, F. (2015). Using an online labour market intermediary for the recruitment of graduates: The recruiter’s perspective on AlmaLaurea. The International Journal for Recording Achievement, Planning and Portfolios, 1(1), 20–30. http://www.recordingachievement.ac.uk/index.php/news-and-events/publications/rapport-sample/item/625-issue-1.html