Three times more companies are now using e-recruitment than three years ago.
The Recruitment Confidence Index reveals more than half of all organisations are using online recruitment - up from 17 per cent in 1999. And the index, produced by Cranfield School of Management and the Daily Telegraph, predicts more use of e-recruiting.
Nick Hill, recruitment sales manager at the Daily Telegraph, believes recruiters will become more skilful at using new technology to fulfil requirements.
The index also shows that companies are becoming more likely to use their own corporate sites for recruiting, up from 13 per cent in 1999 to 43 per cent. The number using commercial job sites has fallen from 40 to 25 per cent.
Asked why they had stopped using the commercial sites, nearly three in four blamed low response rates.
Abe Avdiyovski, divisional director at recruitment consultancy Ellis Fairbank, said the internet had not changed the industry as much as was predicted five years ago.
"The personal touch is still important and so are the relationships between corporate recruiters, consultants and advertisers," he said. "E-recruitment will continue to change, but from my perspective as a businessman, I'm looking at how I can find the right candidates. That could mean using other websites, magazines or newspapers."
However, the index notes a growing minority of recruiters, including consultancy KPMG and Asda, now only accept applications via the web.