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ERIC Number: EJ1159830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2157-622X
Employers' Perceptions of the Benefits of Employment Electronic Portfolios
Leahy, Ronda L.; Filiatrault, Ariana
International Journal of ePortfolio, v7 n2 p217-223 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine employers' perceptions of the effectiveness of employment electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) when evaluating potential job candidates. For the purpose of this study, ePortfolios were defined as a collection of electronic files that demonstrates one's qualifications, abilities, and experiences that are applicable to the workplace. Eighty-five recruiters completed a survey about their perceptions of the use of ePortfolios. Independent sample t tests were conducted on two groups based on length of recruiting experience and length of employment. Recruiters with less than two years of recruiting experience were significantly more likely to visit ePortfolio links on students' cover letters or e-mail signatures than recruiters with three or more years of experience recruiting. In addition, 85 percent (72/85) of recruiters reported that if students followed up with them via e-mail with a link to a relevant part of their ePortfolio, they would visit the link. Overall, recruiters had moderately favorable perceptions of the use of ePortfolios in the job search process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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