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PEAT Publishes New Report on eRecruiting and Accessibility

November 6, 2015
Source: Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

ODEPs Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) has published a new report on its national survey on user experiences related to the accessibility of online job applications and other e-recruiting tools: "eRecruiting and Accessibility: Is HR Technology Hurting Your Bottom Line?” With most of todays employers using some form of web recruiting to evaluate and hire job applicants, it is more important than ever for organizations to understand why accessibility matters in the recruiting and hiring phases of the employment lifecycle.

Key findings from the PEAT survey include the following:

  • 82% of all respondents have applied for a job online or assisted someone with applying for a job online within the past three years.
  • 46% rated their last experience applying for a job online as “difficult to impossible.” Of those, 9% were unable to complete the application and 24% required assistance from the employer maintaining the application.
  • Of those applicants who required assistance from the employer, 58% were still unable to finish the application.
  • 67% have been asked to complete pre-employment assessments or testing for a job opportunity. Of those, 22% were unable to complete testing and 19% required assistance.
  • 50% of respondents have used social media as part of their job search process; of those, 40% experienced accessibility or usability issues, such as features they could not access at all or that were not user-friendly.

For a copy of the full report, please go to:

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