Category: Recruiting

Another Perk of Volunteering: It Does Look Good on a Résumé!

Topic: Recruiting Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (SEP 2012) Article: Do I Look Like Someone Who Cares? Recruiters’ Ratings of Applicants’ Paid and Volunteer Experience Authors: Christa Wilkin and Catherine Connelly Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada In the world of human resource management, recruiters often have a limited number

Smile Like You Mean It: Reducing Turnover By Communicating Organizational Honesty (IO Psychology)

Topic: Recruiting, Turnover Publication: Personnel Psychology Article: Mechanism Linking Realistic Job Previews with Turnover: A Meta- Analytic Path Analysis Authors: Earnest, D. R., Allen, D. G., & Landis, R. S. Reviewed By: Katie Bachman Nerd alert! I love me some realistic job previews (RJPs to those in the know). So,

Telling More than You Can Say: The Relationship Between Résumé Characteristics and Hiring Recommendations (Human Resources)

Topic: Evidence-Based Management, Recruiting Publication: International Journal of Selection & Assessment (DEC 2011) Article: Test of a Model Linking Applicant Résumé Information and Hiring Recommendations Authors: Chen, C.- C., Huang, Y.- M., & Lee, M.- I. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada A common feature of the job application process that many

Beware of “Where I used to work, we ….” — It may be a sign of poor fit, low motivation.

Topic: Staffing, Selection, Recruiting, Motivation
Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (83)
Article: Disengagement in Work-Role Transitions
Authors: C. Niessen, C. Binnewies, J. Rank
Reviewed By: Lauren A. Wood

Do Organizations Ask What They Shouldn’t Ask in Job Applications?

Topic: Fairness, Recruiting
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (DEC 2010)
Article: Science-practice gap in e-recruitment
Authors: A.L. Garcia-Izquierdo, H. Aguinis, and P.J. Ramos-Villagrasa
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Corporate Image, Attraction, and Top Talent

Topic: Recruiting, Organizational Reputation
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment
Article: Does image matter to different job applicants? The influences of corporate image and applicant individual differences on organizational attractiveness
Authors: W-C. Tsai & I. W-F. Yang
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Employee Testimonials on Recruitment Websites: Yea or Nay?

Topic: Diversity, Recruiting Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP 2009) Article: Displaying employee testimonials on recruitment websites: Effects of communication media, employee race, and job seeker race on organizational attraction and information credibility Authors: H.J. Walker, H.S. Field, W.F. Giles, A.A. Armenakis, & J.B. Bernerth Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Employee

Wanted: Company that is Well-Endowed, Reputable, and Ethical

Topic: Diversity, Recruiting, Staffing Publication: Journal of Business Ethics Article: Social desirability response bias, gender, and factors influencing organizational commitment: An international study. Author: R.A. Bernardi, S.T. Guptill Featured by: Lit Digger Given today’s economy, job openings are drying up. However, for those companies that DO have open positions to fill, recruiters may still find it valuable to emphasize

Problems with and Alternatives to Realistic Job Previews (RJPs)

Topic: Recruiting, Staffing Publication: Human Resource Management Article: Realistic recruitment practices in organizations: The potential benefits of generalized expectancy calibration Author: B.J. Morse, P.M. Popovich Featured by: Benjamin Granger Realistic Job Previews (RJPs) are commonly employed by organizations and are intended to provide recruits/job applicants with realistic (both positive and some negative) information about the job/organization. Ideally, RJPs should