E-recruiting encompasses all recruitment measures that are based on the use of electronic media. This includes personnel marketing with company presentation on the Internet, the use of job portals, placement of job advertisements on the company's own homepage
. Ideally, the entire recruitment process is mapped electronically. This includes the digitalization of
incoming application letters, reply letters, the applicant interviews including minutes and the employment contracts with salary agreements. Companies are increasingly using social networks and their high density of personal data for targeted e-recruiting.
Networks such as XING or Linkedin are important building blocks in an e-recruiting strategy.