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Computers

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the cost of using a computer for matching executive jobs with the personnel available.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the total cost to professional and executive recruitment (PER) of using my Department's computer centre at Runcorn in 1975–76 was approximately £405,555. PER uses its computer system for several purposes in addition to the direct matching of people and jobs, but the separate costs are not identified.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what criteria for success is used to judge the viability of using the computer for matching purposes.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the concept of computer-assisted matching of people and jobs, used by professional and executive recruitment (PER), has been thoroughly proven by over four years' practical experience. With a total register of over 100,000 job seekers, relevant candidates for job vacancies are identified with far greater speed and thoroughness than is possible under a manual system.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the average delay for matching a job with an unemployed person as a result of using the computer in the personnel executive register.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the computer-assisted matching system used by professional and executive recruitment gives the results of a full search of the 100,000 plus candidate register within three days of the notification of a job vacancy.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps the Government are taking to reconsider the policy

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of using a computer for matching senior personnel to jobs.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that, whilst the computer-assisted matching system used by professional and executive recruitment is kept under constant review, there are no plans for reverting to other methods.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the failure rate from using computers in matching senior personnel to jobs.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the computer-assisted matching system used by professional and executive recruitment identifies an initial field of relevant candidates for virtually every vacancy notified.