Category: Recruiting

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

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

How Important are First Impressions at the Job Interviews?

Topic: Interviewing, Recruiting, Staffing
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (August, 2010)
Article: Initial Evaluations in the Interview: Relationships with Subsequent Interviewer Evaluations and Employment Offers
Authors: M.R. Barrick, B.W. Swider, and G.L. Stewart
Reviewed By: Allison B. Siminovsky

Can I Get You a Cup of Coffee, Boss? Landing a Job after an Internship

Topic: Impression Management, Selection, Recruiting, Mentoring, Internship
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (OCT 2010)
Article: Internship: A Recruitment and Selection Perspective
Authors: Hao Zhao, Robert C. Liden
Reviewed by: Holly Engler

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

Effective recruiting…and the environment?

Topic: Recruiting, Organizational Reputation Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (SEP 2009) Article: Effects of pro-environmental recruiting messages: The role of organizational reputations. Authors: T. S. Behrend, B. A. Baker, L. F. Thompson Reviewed By: Sarah Teague Effective recruitment is crucial to the development of a cohesive workforce and a

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