ERIC Number: ED466995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
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Recruitment and Selection in Business and Industry: Learning from the Private Sector Theory and Practice.
Munoz, Maria D.; Munoz, Marco A.
Recruitment and selection practices in the private sector were examined through a literature review to identify strategies that human resource (HR) departments can use in designing new employee recruitment and selection processes or improving existing processes. The following were among the findings: (1) new employees recruited by using informal sources of recruitment such as employee referrals, rehires, and self-initiated walk-ins had a greater job survival within the organization than did new employees recruited through formal sources such as newspapers, radio advertisements, and posters; (2) small businesses tended to use more informal and unstructured recruitment and selection mechanisms than large organizations do; (3) job applicants did not have an adverse reaction toward organizations that administer personality inventories provided the inventories are applied in combination with ability tests during employee selection procedures; (4) different organizations preferred different selection strategies depending on the relative value they put on performance and minority representation at the organization; (5) for most positions requiring a college degree, organizations preferred hiring experienced people rather than new graduates; (6) some recruiters allowed personal biases to influence their selection decisions; and (7) female recruiters tended to evaluate female applicants more positively than male applicants, whereas male recruiters' evaluations were not influenced by sex similarities. (Contains 17 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices, Guidelines, Information Sources, Job Applicants, Labor Force Development, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Occupational Tests, Organization Size (Groups), Personality Measures, Personnel Management, Personnel Selection, Private Sector, Recruitment, Sex Bias, Small Businesses, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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