Category: Recruiting

Ethnic and Gender Discrimination When Reviewing Job Resumes

They say that recruiters look at job resumes for just a few seconds, but sometimes that’s all it takes for a job applicant to be categorized and judged accordingly. Some of these categorizations may not work out in the applicant’s favor, especially when stereotypes and group biases are in play. What situations are most prone to hiring discrimination, and what can organizations do to make sure they treat all applicants fairly?

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Recruitment Tips: Highlight Person-Organization Fit

Organizations are always trying to attract top talent. How can they gain a recruitment edge over the competition? New research shows that even before organizations begin to seriously evaluate applicants, these same applicants have already made an important assessment about the organizations that may affect their likelihood of accepting a job offer. How can organizations use this knowledge to their advantage?

Avoiding Adverse Impact: Selection Procedures That Increase Organizational Diversity

Cognitive testing has long been used for selection procedures in order to ensure hiring suitable applicants. But this method has also discriminated against minority groups, ultimately affecting organizational diversity. A recent study investigated how sophisticated weighing techniques for specific abilities related to a job could increase diversity while still ensuring the right hire.

How Corporate Social Performance Attracts Job Seekers

Corporate Social Performance is on the incline, and job seekers are increasingly starting to take notice. A new study examines how corporate social performance– including community involvement and pro-environmental efforts– can impact recruitment efforts and even make a company stand out among eager job seekers.

Diversity Climate Cues in Recruitment: Do They Really Work?

Diversity in the workplace has become an increasingly important topic in recent years. A new study examines the draw of diversity during the hiring process, with a focus on how a prospective employee’s perception of an organization’s diversity climate may ultimately affect their interest in pursuing a given job.

Welcome to the Future: Investigating Mobile Devices as Assessment Platforms

In the past, the advent of greater access to computers and the Internet inexorably changed the methods by which organizations recruited talent, and also the way in which possible hopefuls searched for and applied to these organizations. A new study suggests that assessment via mobile phone could be the wave of the near future.

Could Your Facebook Persona Cost You a Job? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Selection, Personality, Recruiting Publication: Journal of Applied Social Psychology (MAY 2012) Article: Social Networking Websites:  Personality Ratings, and the Organizational Context: More Than Meets the Eye? Authors: D. H. Kluemper, P. A. Rosen, and K. W. Mossholder Reviewed By: Megan Leasher We are used to companies having candidates take

Improving websites used to recruit applicants (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Recruiting Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (in press) Article: Reactions to recruitment web sites: Visual and verbal attention, attraction, and intentions to pursue employment Authors: Allen, D. G., Biggane, J. E., Pitts, M., Otondo, R., & Van Scotter, J. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin If you’ve looked for a