Category: Recruiting

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

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

Organizational Culture: Attracting Job Applicants by Advertising the “Softer Side”

Topic: Organizational Culture; Recruitment; Job Applicants; Gender
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (2010: 25(4))Article: The impact of organizational culture on attraction and recruitment of job applicants
Authors: D. Catanzaro, H. Moore, T.R. Marshall
Reviewed By: Rebecca Eckart