Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 5-31-2004

Degree Name

Master of Science in Information Systems - (M.S.)


Information Systems

First Advisor

Bartel Albrecht Van de Walle

Second Advisor

Fadi P. Deek

Third Advisor

Il Im

Fourth Advisor

Robert S. Friedman


This thesis will explore and analyze the role of electronic marketplaces in the staffing industry from the viewpoint of hiring executives, human resources personnel, staffing organizations, and candidates. Using analyses of popular electronic job marketplaces, this paper will establish the efficiency and effectiveness of electronic marketplaces as compared to traditional staffing methods. It will also provide a detailed view of various electronic marketplaces, their financial structure and analysis of their performance. This information will also result in a return on investment estimate for the average hiring organization using electronic marketplaces.