Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Doctors attack online recruitment systems

From the BBC: "A new online application system for junior doctor posts is harming the job prospects of many top students, more than 80 senior doctors have warned.

The Modernising Medical Careers system scraps interviews in favour of points scoring from application forms answers."

One of my jobs at the Open University is recruiting and supporting associate lecturers. As a senior lecturer in technology and given their current stage of evolution I would not trust a system like this to do my selection. You should not use technology as a substitute for putting people in touch with people.

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